Dental Implants From Your Dentists in Hamilton
When you lose a tooth and choose not to replace it, at Sagewood Dental Care in Hamilton, we know it’s important to understand that you may be opening the door to a host of short- and long-term dental problems. The teeth that surround the gap will eventually start to shift, which can lead to misalignment and difficulty with chewing and speaking. In addition, the extraction site will also experience bone loss since chewing is no longer stimulating its growth.
What is a dental implant?
A titanium post that’s surgically inserted into the jaw, a dental implant can help prevent the issues mentioned above and more. Once put in place and given time to heal and stabilize, a dental crown is permanently attached to the implant, preventing movement in surrounding teeth, improving your chewing and speaking ability, and restoring your smile with a natural-looking finish.
What additional benefits does an implant offer?
Dental implants are the only restorative solution that can be placed immediately following tooth extraction, assuming the patient has enough bone density to support the implant. In situations where bone density isn’t substantial enough to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be an option. And unlike dentures or bridges, implants don’t require any adjacent teeth to be filed down or removed.
How should implants be cared for?
With a success rate of over 95%, the majority of patients who receive a dental implant are able to keep them for the rest of their lives with diligent brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.
If you’re considering a dental implant, we’re here to help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and determine if a dental implant is the right option for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
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- Replace a missing tooth
- Restore your chewing, speaking, and smiling function
- Maintain your self-confidence
- Prevent drifting in nearby teeth
- Prioritize your oral health!