Dental Implants

Single Tooth Implants

If you have any decaying teeth or had a trauma injury to your mouth, you may require a dental implant to replace the tooth. There are many different types of implants available depending on the severity of your situation. Heather Ridge Dentistry offers single tooth implants, full mouth reconstruction, dental bridges, multi-tooth implants, 4 on 4 and more. 

If you are in need of a dental implant it is possible you may also require bone grafting to ensure there is a sufficient amount of bone for the dental implant to hold onto. While there are times when your own bone can be used for the graft but what is most often used are cadaver bones as they are more readily available and can actually be a safer option.  

Dental implants are vital to the overall function of the mouth. They promote a healthy bite and jawbone. They are essential to the oral and overall health of the patient. With a dental implant, you will not worry at all as you do with other dental replacement alternatives that they may slip, reduce your food choices, or affect your speech.

They are a long-term option for restoring the smile and will blend in well with your other teeth. The procedure can improve your quality of life and enhance your self-esteem. This is a great option for those who are unhappy with their smile and is a great way to restore missing teeth. 

How do Dental Implants Work? 

If you are missing a tooth, there are many different scenarios that can cause damage to your remaining teeth, such as shifting teeth, receding gums, facial collapse, or even premature aging. Dental Implants are made up of 3 different parts: 

  • Implant: Most often made out of titanium
  • Abutment: Which connects the implant to the crown
  • Crown: A replacement of your tooth, generally made out of porcelain.  

 

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