When it comes to treating tooth loss, a restoration that will stand the test of time and also act as much like a real tooth as possible is often the ideal. This is why our Mississauga, ON, dentists are happy to offer dental implants. There is no other restoration that comes close to looking and functioning like real teeth than a dental implant.
Find out how this simple restoration could restore your missing teeth for life.
What Is a Dental Implant?
An implant is a metal restoration that is designed to replace the root of your teeth. An implant is placed in the jawbone, under the gumline and consists of the patient undergoing two minor procedures.
Why Are Dental Implants Put in the Jawbone?
Since the implant is meant to function as roots, they need to be placed into the jawbone in order to provide the bone with the stimulation it needs to remain healthy. Plus, over time, the bone and tissue will grow around the implant. Once the bone and implant have become one, the implant is designed to last a lifetime (if you maintain good oral hygiene and proper care for your new restoration).
How Long Does It Take to Get Implants?
Getting implants can take several months. How long it takes will depend on a myriad of factors from your overall health prior to getting implants to which teeth you need to replace. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a more specific timeline of when you can expect to get your new restoration.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Implants?
Most healthy, non-smoking individuals who are missing one or more teeth are good candidates for implants. We will need to examine your mouth and make sure that your mouth is healthy enough for implants and that you have a strong jawbone that will be able to support your implants.