Implants... No One Will Know the Difference

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Dr. David Brown of Alton Dental starts a blog to educate his patients about implants and dental health.

Due to the bio-compatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for a replacement tooth.

The average adult smiles up to 20 times a day! People who are constantly flashing their pearly whites, are those who are confident with their smile. But the number of times a person smiles can be drastically reduced when he/she are self-conscious. Losing a tooth will not only have a social impact, but it can also further impact dental health. Not everyone knows that healthy teeth can shift to fill in the gap created by a missing tooth. This movement can cause crooked teeth and even a higher risk of more tooth loss!

Dental implants, to fill the gap

Replacing missing teeth is important to a person’s general health and to the health of other teeth. Not only the chewing capacity is affected when a tooth is lost, but un-replaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. There are also the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the bio-compatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth.

Single Tooth Replacement

A dental implant is an ideal solution for a single missing tooth. When both a tooth and root are damaged, the ideal permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. A dental implant looks and functions just like a natural tooth and provides a healthy, bright smile.

Multiple Teeth Replacement

Dental implants are often used to replace several missing teeth. Having dental implants replace missing teeth can give an unparalleled strength and stability allowing a person to eat normally. A fixed bridge can be cemented to two or more dental implants.
Dental implants will also preserve facial appearance and prevent further bone loss adjacent to the missing teeth. If several teeth are missing in the back end of the mouth, the only truly stable alternative would be a fixed bridge supported by dental implants. Removable dentures cannot offer the same stability or function as dental implants can.

Permanent and natural looking

A dental implant is simply a copy of the original tooth which is permanently secured to fill in the gap. The "crown" is custom-made and colored to perfectly match the other teeth. Dental implants are a comfortable way to permanently address the space from a missing tooth, stop teeth from shifting and re-create a natural smile.

As implants look and feel like natural teeth, no one will ever know the difference.

"Dr. David Brown, of Alton Dental, is an experienced dentist in cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry and soft tissue management. Bringing access to the highest quality, full service, state-of-the-art oral healthcare to Burlington (Ontario) and surrounding areas."

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