Dental Implants & Tooth Restorations From Your Dentist in Chatham
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- Bolster your smile confidence
- Replace missing teeth
- Prevent jawbone loss
- Eat your favourite foods again
- Protect surrounding teeth from overuse and potential damage.
Tooth loss can be caused by a number of factors, including injury, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and genetic conditions. And while it used to be that full or partial dentures and bridges were once the only way to restore a patient’s smile, at Chatham-Kent Dental in Chatham, we know that dental implants are a fantastic restorative option when a patient is looking to replace one or more of their teeth.
Dental implants help people speak, smile, and eat the way they did before experiencing tooth loss, are extremely durable, and can last for decades when cared for diligently.
What is a dental implant and how is it placed?
Made from titanium metal, an implant is a screw-like device that’s inserted into the jaw bone where it fuses and replaces the roots of a missing tooth. The implant is “topped” with an artificial replacement tooth (which can be fixed or removable), which adds restores chewing and smiling function while adding stability to nearby natural teeth.
Can anyone have an impant placed?
It’s important that you discuss your unique oral health situation with your dentist to determine if you’re a viable candidate for a dental implant. Generally speaking, however, patients who can handle oral surgery will be viable candidates for a dental implant. Patients also need to have healthy gums and healthy bone density levels to hold the implant in place. Is a dental implant right for your smile needs? Call us today to learn more!