Dental Implants Are the Best Substitute For Missing Teeth
The implant fixture is embedded within the jawbone. Once new bone has matured around the fixture a support portion (abutment) and crown are placed. The implant teeth look and function like real teeth. You can floss, smile and chew with them, just like the teeth they are replacing.
With complex treatments such as dental implants, Third Street Dental brings you a team of dental professionals who are skilled at providing excellent results. It is our goal to meet your expectations of a better smile.
Tooth implants are substitutes for missing teeth. They are made of medical grade titanium and are designed to encourage bone formation. A typical implant is made of the following three components:
Once a decision has been made that dental implants will be considered as a treatment option, the dentist must make a determination about the patient’s suitability for them. Factors that must be evaluated include: The patient’s health (medical conditions, medicines, age), patient habits (smoking, tooth grinding, poor oral hygiene), jawbone quantity and quality.
Aside from the obvious effects that missing teeth can have on personal appearance, there are other more serious consequences. When a tooth is lost, space is created and bone loss occurs. Normal oral pressures and stress can cause the remaining teeth to shift. This shift can cause healthy straight teeth to tilt and become unstable. This can lead to even more bone and tooth loss. Furthermore missing teeth can cause a drastic reduction in chewing efficiency. Dental implants fill in the space of lost teeth. They preserve the supporting bone and stabilize your remaining teeth. You can chew on them just like normal teeth.
Research and documentation studies have proven the effectiveness and long lasting results of dental implants. Dental implants have demonstrated a success rate of over 95%. Good oral hygiene and regular dental check ups are some of the most critical factors to ensure the health of your dental implants. Your North Vancouver dentist Dr. Andrew Ho will monitor and instruct you on the proper home care procedures to keep your dental implants and remaining teeth as healthy and clean as possible.