Dental Implants in Hamilton And Stoney Creek
Dental Implants Are A Permanent Choice
Dental implants are permanent, "high-tech" and somewhat expensive solutions for your missing teeth. They are artificial roots made of titanium and provide an alternative to bridges, partial dentures and complete dentures. Dental implants replace root portion of the missing tooth or teeth and provide support to crown, bridge or denture that will be attached to the implant. In addition to beautiful appearance and comfort, dental implants provide patients with an ability to eat all types of food that they once enjoyed because they work like natural teeth. Dental implants can last decades if properly cared for using a tooth brush and floss.
Success of dental implants depends upon the patient's dental and overall health. If you have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, you may qualify for dental implant(s). Although most adults qualify for dental implants, there are certain conditions/habits such as poor oral hygiene, heavy smoking and diabetes can lower the success rate of the implants. If you don't have enough bone, an additional procedure called bone grafting can be done to build up the bone.
For an implant to become stable and last long time, the bone must grow to the surface of the implant and the implant must bond to the bone. There is no set healing time for an implant because it depends on each patient and numbers of implants. Several visits to your dentist are required for the procedure to complete and regular checkups would need to be scheduled to ensure that the dental implant is working properly.
Dental implants have an advantage over ordinary bridges in that the dental implants don't require adjacent teeth to be ground down. Dental implants also play an important role in stabilizing and preserving the bone in the jaw. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire set of teeth.
Although dental implants cost more than other tooth replacement procedures, this is a one-time cost unlike other types of tooth replacement procedures. Cost of dental implant may not be covered by your dental insurance plan.
Looking for teeth implants in Hamilton or Stoney Creek? At Dentistry on Queenston, we provide dental implant services at affordable prices. To schedule a consultation, please call us at (905) 561-7310 or just walk in.