Dental Implants in Oshawa
Missing teeth? There are many different dental implant options available at our dental office in Oshawa. A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern. All too often, an individual missing a tooth in the back of their mouth will have an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. This can be a huge oversight! It is more appropriate to think of a missing tooth as a space where a tooth used to be.
Above and beyond aesthetics, a tooth's purpose includes:
- Acting as a chewing surface
- Holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth
- Maintaining the bone structure where it was rooted
- Other structural and preventative roles
Without a tooth in place, the surrounding teeth can shift, causing gaps and making decay more likely. Bone loss and damage can occur. The area can become more apt to periodontal disease. And the list goes on...
To avoid bone loss, maintain the proper spacing of your teeth, and avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth, an implant may be required. An implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.
A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Once the post has settled an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth.
A dental implant often gives back a patient's confidence in their smile, the ability to eat comfortably, and a clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.
There are many different dental implant and sedation options available. Contact our Lake Vista cosmetic dental office in Oshawa to discuss the benefits and process of implant prosthetics.