Looking for the best way to replace your missing teeth? At Creditview Dental, your Mississauga dentist can give you the smile you want with dental implants.
Discover the many health benefits dental implants promise.
What Are Dental Implants?
In essence, dental implants serve the same function as tooth roots. Tooth roots help to stabilize and hold the tooth into place. Dental implants serve the same purpose. A dental implant looks like a small titanium post that is placed into the jawbone of the socket where your missing tooth used to be.
There are three main components of dental implants: the implant itself, an abutment and a dental crown. The implant is the tooth roots and the dental crown is the actual replacement tooth. The abutment serves to connect the implant, which is below the gums, with your replacement tooth that sits above the gumline.
How do implants replace my missing teeth?
Whether you are replacing one or all of your teeth, getting dental implants in Mississauga can help. We can place several dental implants into the gums to hold dental bridges or even dentures firmly in place. If you are just looking to replace one tooth then only one implant will be needed. Once the implant is placed into a small, drilled hole in the jawbone the next step is to give your mouth several months to heal. During this time, the tissue and bone surrounding the implant begin to bond with the titanium post.
After the bonding is complete, we will open up the gums and place an abutment on top of the implant, which will connect the implant with the crown. After a couple more weeks of healing, you will come in one last time to have your new tooth placed on top of your implant.
How do dental implants promote strong bone health?
One of the many advantages that dental implants offer is that it promotes good bone health. When you lose a tooth you also lose the tooth’s roots, which stimulate the jawbone and help it produce new bone cells. As a result, you begin to lose density in the jawbone and it starts to deteriorate. Tooth loss not only causes teeth to shift but your facial structure to change. Luckily, when you get dental implants in Mississauga you can prevent the loss of your jawbone and actually stimulate the growth of new bone cells to keep it strong and healthy. Dental implants are the only tooth loss treatment that offers this benefit.