Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges
When a tooth gap is left for long, the teeth can drift out of alignment. This can throw your bite out of alignment leading to a painful condition known as TMJ or TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). Traditionally, to fill the gap of a missing tooth, dental bridges were used.
While dental bridges effectively fill the space of a missing tooth, they leave a gap in the jawbone. This leaves room for gradual bone resorption (shrinkage). Over time, a small indented area will form under the tooth gap.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are made using biocompatible titanium alloy. Once it is placed in the bone, bone tissues will grow around it. Implants can be used to hold more than one tooth.
After two or three months of healing, our dentist will attach a porcelain or acrylic tooth to the implant, thus filling the gap. With a dental implant, your tooth alignment will not change and your jawbone will not shrink. With proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, your dental implant will last indefinitely.
Our dentists are experienced and skilled at dental implants. They will provide you with a complete evaluation of your dental health and inform you of any dental problem. Dental problems like gum disease have to be treated early to keep the bacteria from getting into the bloodstream. If any tooth or jaw misalignment is detected, the dentist will discuss treatment options.
Immediate Tooth Replacement Dental Implants: Teeth in a Day
If you have lost all your teeth or it is impractical to fix each tooth individually, the dentist will recommend immediate tooth replacement dental implants. The technique is convenient and more predictable compared to traditional dental implants. The best thing is the procedure can be completed in a day.
The procedure uses four to six dental implants to attach a full set of permanent replacement teeth. The implants can function immediately and don’t require bone grafting. Patients with low bone density to support traditional dental implants are the best candidates for this procedure.
Teeth in a Day
Benefits of Immediate Tooth Replacement
Benefits of Immediate Tooth Replacement Dental Implants
- More affordable
- Less recovery time
- Less discomfort
- Easy to maintain
- Stabilizes your jawbone
- Never have to be removed
- Enables you to eat a wider range of foods
- No more worrying about dentures slipping while eating or speaking
- Build self-confidence
The Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants
- Has enough bone density in the jawbone to support the implants
- Doesn’t suffer from active infections and has good overall health
- Is not suffering from gum disease
- Does not grind teeth
- Is ready to practice good dental hygiene
While dental implants are strong and durable, you must practise proper dental hygiene for them to last indefinitely. Call us or send an email to our dental office in Barrie to arrange a consultation with our dentists.
We are a Family Friendly Practice
At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.