Dental implants are used in replacing the root for a missing tooth. It is the closest thing to representing a natural tooth long term.
Here are a few things to know if you are planning to get an implant.
Implants look and feel natural
Appearance wise, implants are customized to fit like all your other teeth. It gets its natural feel from the fact that it is fused to your bone. Special care is also taken in the design of the crown to ensure that it is almost not distinguishable from your teeth.
Implants serve as a replacement for the roots of your missing tooth
When you lose a tooth, it creates a void where the root was situated. Implants focus on the parts of the teeth that cannot be seen – namely the roots. The roots are anchored to your jaw and with the implant making contact with the bone, it encourages it to grow new tissue around the implant, thereby creating a natural bond between bone and metal.
Without the dental implant in the root position, you will lose jawbone mass and density over time.
Implants can help protect healthy teeth
Dental implants are a way of ensuring that healthy teeth stay healthy by living them alone while still providing a foundation in your jawbone to support whatever dental prosthesis you are affixing and hold it firmly in place.
At Homer Dental centre , our Vancouver Dentist will help you with the best treatment plan for replacement of your missing teeth.