Using dental implants as a long-term solution to missing teeth

Once a tooth has been lost or extracted, the situation needs to be addressed as soon as possible with a dental professional to avoid many other problems. When patients do not replace missing teeth, they may experience unwanted shifting, additional gaps between teeth, and the loss of the jaw bone.  Patients need to learn about their tooth replacement options, and find out if they are a good candidate for dental implants.

Understanding how dental implants work

The dental implant works by being placed surgically into the bone of the jaw. When this is done, it stimulates a growth process of bone called osseointegration. The bone wraps around the implant and holds it firmly in place, ensuring a strong foundation. The abutment of the dental implant sits above the gumline and can be restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures. This allows versatility that cannot be found with other tooth replacement options available.

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants:

  • Provide natural restoration of the smile that blends in beautifully within the dental arch
  • Are versatile and can replace one or all the teeth in the dental arch
  • Are biocompatible, made of titanium metal often used in impacts elsewhere in the body
  • Are a wise investment as they can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Improve chewing and speaking efficiency
  • Maintain natural bone of the jaw through osseointegration
  • Has a strong foundation that can hold various types of restorations in place

Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have sufficient jawbone where the implant will be placed. This ensures that the procedure is successful and the implant takes. Determining this is often done by taking x-rays and evaluating the amount of bone available for placement of the dental implant.

Learn more about dental implants

Dr. Lenny Slepchik located in downtown Montreal  is excited to offer the placement and restoration of dental implants for new and current patients in his practice. Call (514) 875-7971 or email us at reception@smilesbydrslepchik.com to request an appointment.

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