If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you may want to consider dental implants to replace them. Implant restoration is used to replace the missing roots and to support artificial replacement teeth. At Showground Dental, we can help you decide if implant restoration is right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are secured into the alveolar bone (jawbone) and gums to substitute for a lost tooth and root. An artificial replacement tooth is then attached to the implant. This acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. The finished product looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Benefits of Implant Restoration
One of the many advantages of choosing dental implants is that you don’t have to sacrifice any tooth structure on the adjacent teeth. On the other hand, if you opt for a crown or bridge, both adjacent teeth will be affected to some degree. It is our goal to maintain your oral health and keep your remaining teeth healthy. This makes the implant alternative a great choice.
Implants also feel much more secure and are the closest replacements you can get to natural teeth. We work closely with specialists to achieve the best possible outcome.
Dental Implant Process
If you are a candidate your implant restoration, you will start by undergoing a surgery. This involves putting the implant into your jawbone. This allows the tissues to heal and the implant to bond to the bone and attach to the gum. This takes several months.
Next, your dentist will take an impression of the implant. This will allow the new tooth to properly adapt to the implant and the laboratory will then colour and shape your new tooth to match your smile.