Dunsmuir dental group | Dental implants Vancouver
If you are missing one or more teeth, especially if they are close to the front of your mouth, it can understandably be difficult. You may feel hesitant to smile or speak in social situations. You may even find activities like eating or speaking to be more challenging.
Aside from being aesthetically unpleasing, having missing teeth can take a toll on your oral health. Your remaining teeth can shift out of place and your jaw can even shrink and become misshapen. Thankfully, advancements in dental technology have made options available for people who are missing teeth that far exceed old fashioned dentures.
Innovations in implant dentistry have made it such that dental implants closely mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth. A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that is inserted into your jaw. During the healing process, the gum tissues and jawbone will fuse to the implant, anchoring it firmly in place. A prosthetic tooth is then attached to the implant. While this may sound like a complex procedure, you will be kept comfortable the entire time with local anesthetic and medication for anxiety if need be. In fact, many patients find the process of dental implants to be no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth in some cases- although a restoration such as a fixed bridge would probably be more efficient if a patient is missing a lot of teeth. At Dunsmuir Dental Group in Vancouver, we’ve seen countless patients smiles and lives transformed through implant dentistry. If you are missing one or more teeth, don’t wait until more problems occur. Contact us today to book a consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for implant dentistry.