If you have a highly decayed or missing tooth and haven't considered dental implants as a tooth replacement option, it's time to get dental implant aware. At our Mississauga dentist's office, Dr. Kaplansky offers dental implants that serve as a natural-looking and feeling replacement for a tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are a method for replacing lost or missing teeth with an artificial implant that mimics the tooth's natural structures. In its entirety, the dental implant includes a metal or ceramic implant that acts like the tooth root and is surgically implanted into the jaw. Connected to the dental implant is an abutment, which acts as a link between the titanium tooth root and the crown that covers the dental implant.
Some reasons our Mississauga patients may choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options, such as a dental bridge or partial denture include that the dental implant tends to be significantly more secure and in place than the other options. While a partial denture can easily move out of place when eating or speaking, a dental implant will remain in place. Another benefit is that dental implants do not require making changes to surrounding teeth as bridges do.
One of the most important reasons patients consider dental implants is their cosmetic benefits. Dental implants are meant to look like real teeth -- so real, in fact, that you may forget you have a dental implant. The ability to smile with confidence again, knowing you have a full smile with no gaps can be a self-esteem booster.
Not all Mississauga patients are candidates for a dental implant or implants. Patients must have enough jawbone to sufficiently place the implant to ensure it will remain secure. Dr. Kaplansky can evaluate your overall dental health to determine if a dental implant could be for you. Patients who have conditions that could affect healing, such as diabetes, may not be candidates for a dental implant.
For more information on dental implants or to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Kaplansky at his Mississauga, ON dentist's office, please call (905) 826-4929.