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Permanent Teeth Replacement Ajax

A Non-Removable Tooth Replacement Option

Dental implants provide a stable, permanent option to replace your missing or damaged teeth. Implants can be used to support the replacement of one or two missing teeth, or even all of your teeth. The dental implant replaces your tooth root within your jawbone to support your new, visible tooth above your gum line.

Your dental implant root form is made from surgical-grade titanium. It is surgically placed in your upper or lower jaw and fuses with your bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration. This extremely strong bond provides a solid anchor for tooth replacement.

Dental implants are the closest thing to real teeth

Your Ajax dentist, Dr. Mitchel Shields, will replace your missing teeth with crowns or bridges permanently attached to your dental implants. The final result will be so life-like that other people will not be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and the dental implants.

The vast majority of our dental implant patients at Discovery Dental tell us that their final teeth feel completely natural. A minority find that eating feels “strange” for the first few days. This is because of the difference between the way real teeth and dental implants connect to the bone. Natural teeth are connected to the surrounding bone by periodontal ligaments. Dental implants fuse directly with bone, without ligaments. It’s a slight difference that frankly disappears within two or three days.

Another great difference between dental implants and natural teeth is that since implants are metal, they aren’t affected by tooth decay. Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to clean them! Inadequate care of your new teeth can lead to peri-implantitis, the dental implant equivalent of gum disease. Although rare, this is an infection that could lead to dental implant failure.

A better solution than a tooth bridge

Permanent Teeth Replacement

Your implant treatment includes two component phases. First, the titanium root form is placed into your jaw bone. Following successful integration with the bone, your replacement teeth are fabricated and attached to the dental implant.

By contrast, a dental bridge is directly attached to your existing natural teeth. A bridge is essentially three crowns connected together, with the middle one being a false tooth. The adjacent teeth are “prepared” by removing the enamel in order to create space for outer crowns of the bridge to attach and be cemented on top.

Generally speaking, an implant supported restoration has several advantages over a dental bridge.

  • No cutting down adjacent teeth
  • Not susceptible to tooth decay
  • Will never need a root canal treatment
  • Less prone to gum disease
  • Greater longevity
  • Lower long-term cost

Replace your dentures with non-removable teeth

It is not uncommon for us to see patients who are simply fed up with their dentures. They have been standard option for full mouth tooth replacement for the simple fact that they are affordable and quick. But the downside is that dentures are uncomfortable. They tend to shift or fall out at the most inopportune moments. You can’t speak confidently and you can’t eat your favourite foods.

For these reasons, many denture-wearers are now choosing a dental implant solution in order to permanently retain their full mouth replacement teeth.

Schedule a no-charge consultation with your Ajax dentist to discuss your tooth replacement options and dental implant solutions.

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