Article provided by: Cedarbrae Dental
Losing teeth can affect more than just our appearance. Just because tooth loss is very common, especially with age, that doesn’t mean that we should get used to the thought. We are continually looking for ways to deal with the situation, and that’s precisely what we, at Cedarbrae Dental, are doing.
Dental implants in Scarborough make for one of the most advanced treatments in dentistry, which dates back several thousand years, to the time of the ancient Egyptians. But we are long past the age of using bamboo pegs, or stone or metal shards to replace missing teeth.
Today, we rely on modern materials and advanced techniques to not only ensure a safe, predictable procedure, but a long-lasting one as well, with tangible, reliable results. A dental implant today consists of three parts: the crown (usually made of ceramic, which is strong enough to resist chipping, cracking, shocks and sudden temperature shifts), the abutment or the connector (the part which connects the crown to the base) and the base (the piece that goes into the jawbone, made of titanium, a metal which will fuse with the bone naturally).
The benefits that come with a dental implant are significant.
Why Would You Need An Implant?
As we lose teeth (even just one) the way we function will slowly start to change as well. In this regard, implants provide several crucial benefits:
Prevent teeth repositioning
This will happen even when one tooth is missing. The surrounding teeth will use the space to reposition themselves, sometimes causing pain and discomfort.
Allow for better digestion
Not having teeth to chew food properly will eventually affect your ability to digest foods, because the digestion process starts in the mouth, through the process of digestion, which mixes the food with the digestive enzymes. Dental implants will correct that.
Prevent premature facial aging
When the tooth root is gone it can no longer stimulate the jawbone, which keeps it strong and healthy. Bone loss will occur. This can give you an older, unhappy look.
Give you more confidence and self-esteem
Missing teeth can cause problems with self-confidence and cause us to cover our smile – or stop smiling and socializing altogether.
The role of dental implants in Scarborough is not esthetic, but primarily functional, which is why we, at Cedarbrae Dental, consider this treatment one of the best ways to give you a full smile that works just like your natural teeth. And, when maintained properly, implants can become a lifetime investment in your well-being.Dental Implants Scarborough
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