Contact London, ON dentist to discuss dental implants as lifelong solutions for missing teeth
At Downtown Dental Centre in London, ON, patients are welcome to ask about solutions for missing teeth. Men and women who want lifelong solutions for missing teeth are often introduced to dental implants. Drs. David Favell, Shawn Brunt, and Alexis Clark can answer patient questions regarding this and other tooth replacement methods.
Why replace missing teeth?
There are many reasons patients should speak to a dentist about tooth replacement as soon as possible. First, tooth loss makes it more difficult to speak clearly and chew or bite food efficiently, Second, tooth loss will harm the appearance of the smile. Third, the loss of natural teeth results in bone loss, or “resorption.” Fourth, patients who leave gaps in their smile may notice changes in the alignment of the teeth in the dental arch. All these are perfect reasons for speaking with a restorative dentist about tooth replacement solutions.
What methods of tooth replacement are available?
At Downtown Dental Centre, we provide a wide selection of tooth replacement options. We encourage patients to book a consultation with our team to determine which is best suited for their specific needs. The options patients can choose from include:
Which option is right for me?
Due to the options available for tooth replacement, it is best that patients consult with their dentist to determine the most suitable solution. Patients seeking an economical, yet removable restoration may do best with partial dentures, while patients missing a single tooth who want a permanent replacement will be a candidate for a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
Titanium posts placed into the bone of the jaw are called dental implants. Dental implants replace the roots of the teeth. During oral surgery, the dentist will place the implants into the bone to stimulate a process of bone growth called osseointegration. This solidifies the implant into the jaw to give it a proper foundation for restorations including crowns, bridges, or full dentures.
How long do dental implants last?
Many patients choose dental implants because of their longevity. With proper care and attention, patients can expect their implants to last a lifetime. Patients who visit their dentist every six months for routine visits and cleanings will have a better chance of maintaining their implants over time. In some situations, the restoration over the implant may need replacement, but the oral surgery to place the implant is successful and long-lasting.
How do I care for a dental implant?
Dental implants require routine care, just like the rest of the smile. Patients visit their London, ON dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. X-rays may be done to check the health of the bone and teeth. Every day, patients should brush and floss as directed to maintain oral health and wellness between visits to Downtown Dental Centre.
How much do dental implants cost?
Many factors contribute to the final cost of a dental implant. For example, the number of implants needed will impact out-of-pocket expenses. So, will partial or full coverage by a dental insurance plan. When patients want to know about their final payment, our front office team can make arrangements for them. Individuals who need a payment plan to make the treatment affordable can work with our friendly front office professionals to learn more.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
The best candidate for a dental implant is a patient with enough bone in the jaw to provide a solid foundation for the implant. Determining bone structure is done with the use of a dental x-ray. Patients should also be free from periodontal disease and dental decay.
Request your appointment today
If you are experiencing the loss of teeth and are seeking a restorative option that will last a lifetime, now is a great time to discuss dental implants with Drs. David Favell, Shawn Brunt, and Alexis Clark. Our practice is in Longton, ON at 273 Oxford Street East, and an appointment can be made by calling (855) 669-0775.