If you are missing teeth due to decay, gum disease or an injury, you may think your only option is a bridge or denture. Dental implants at Sabharwal Dental Group in Vaughan offer area residents another option to fill in the gap and give them a smile they can be proud to show off.
An in-depth consultation with Dr. Vageesh Sabharwal will reveal which restoration options are best for you to help restore your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, have healthy oral tissues and adequate bone to secure the dental implant, and are willing to commit to a several-month treatment process, dental implants may be right for you.
Dental implants typically consist of a two-phase process. First, you will have surgery to place a titanium post into the socket of the missing tooth. During the healing period, which takes several months, the jawbone fuses to the screw to provide a solid foundation for the artificial tooth. After the healing period, the artificial tooth is securely placed on the post, providing a natural-looking way to fill the gap left by the missing tooth.
Dental implants offer many advantages over dentures and bridges, including:
- Your speech can improve if you had problems due to missing teeth. Poor-fitting dentures can cause you to mumble or slur your words.
- You can eat with ease since the implants are a permanent fixture rather than dentures that can slide.
- Teeth near the missing teeth do not need to be altered to support the dental implant as they would if they were accommodating a bridge.
- Dental implants do not need to be removed for cleaning, eating or sleeping, which is what you would do if you had a partial denture.
Implants are a durable solution that will last for years with proper care. Dr. Sabharwal will give you comprehensive instructions for post-treatment care to maximize the life of your implant. Brush your dental implant as you would normally brush your teeth, avoid smoking and be sure to see your dentist for regular checkups.
To discuss options for restoring your smile, call Sabharwal Dental Group in Vaughan at (844) 432-0770.