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Dental Implants

photo of teeth and dental implant - before and after - from Dentistry on Sheppard in Toronto

Mind the Gap!

Are you hesitant to show your teeth when you smile? Is your smile missing something? Maybe even a full tooth (or teeth)!

Many people, for one reason or another, have lost a tooth (or teeth). Reasons range from poor dental hygiene to any variety of accidents. Whatever the reason for the missing tooth (or teeth) we can repair your smile and replace your tooth (or teeth) with a dental implant(s).

A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of a lost natural tooth and serve as an anchor for a replacement tooth. An artificial tooth is then attached to the post. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth - in fact, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.

Who are Dental Implants for?

Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or may require tooth replacement in the near future.

A missing tooth (or teeth) is more than just an aesthetic concern. All too often individuals missing a tooth in the back of their mouths will have an "out of site out - of mind" mentality. This can be a huge oversight!

It is more appropriate to think of a missing tooth as a space where a tooth used to be. Above and beyond aesthetics, that tooth's purpose included acting as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintaining the bone structure where it was rooted, as well as many other structural and preventative roles. Without that tooth in place, surrounding teeth can shift, making decay and gum disease more likely. As a result bone loss, tooth damage from tooth fractures, gum disease and decay may occur.

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Once the post has fused to your jaw bone, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth (or teeth).

Dental implants give back a patients' confidence in their smile, the ability to eat comfortably, and a clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth: no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.

There are many different types of dental implants available. Dr. Cloth would be pleased to discuss the benefits of implant prosthetics with you.

What happens if you just leave the missing tooth? View the video to find out:

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