Bring that Smile Back! Dental Implants Restoring Missing Teeth in London ON
The next best thing to a natural tooth: Implant restoration in London
Missing teeth have a tremendous impact on your smile, and your ability to chew foods efficiently. Just one missing tooth can cause you to speak with a lisp. Gaps also allow other teeth to shift out of alignment, further impairing function and creating an environment where harmful oral bacteria flourish. Over time, bone loss occurs, as well. A dental implant is often the best option to replace a missing tooth. The dentists at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice offer implant restoration at their London clinic.
Understanding dental implantsA dental implant is a small device that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is precisely placed into the jawbone, during a brief oral surgery. Because the implant is fabricated from biocompatible material, the body accepts it readily. Bone fuses with the implant, holding it securely in place.
What is an implant restoration?Our dentists work closely with your oral surgeon during implant planning and placement. Once the implant healing process, called osseointegration, has occurred (usually over the course of at least four months), an abutment is inserted into the implant. This tiny post is topped with a beautiful porcelain crown. The final stage of the process, the crown, is referred to as an implant restoration because it restores appearance and oral function. Each time you bite down, the implant also stimulates strong, dense bone tissue.
A dental implant restoration feels, looks, and performs like your own teeth. Patients in the London area love the easy care – simply brush and floss the implant tooth normally, and maintain regular dental check-ups.
Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice in London, ON offers a range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services. New patients of all ages are welcome. If you want to learn more about dental implants, please call (855) 669-0775 to schedule a consultation.