When your dentist decides a tooth must be extracted, this decision will not be made lightly. Extracting a tooth is always a last resort that is only considered when no other dental treatment will save your tooth. When you lose a tooth or after an extraction, it is crucial that you choose a tooth replacement option to avoid future dental health issues. Dr. Sam Gupta and the team at Mount Royal Dental in Burlington, Ontario, offer several tooth-replacement options. Still, a dental implant can provide benefits that are unmatched by a bridge or denture. Here are just a couple of those benefits you can expect.
When you choose dental implants, you are choosing a tooth restoration crafted to blend in seamlessly with the remaining natural teeth. Dental implants not only look completely natural, but they also feel just like a natural tooth! Dr. Gupta is meticulous when matching your new implant (or implants) to your natural teeth in size, colour, and shape. Once your dental implant is in place with the prosthetic attached, it will be completely indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Whether you are talking or eating, your dental implant will feel as if it has always been a part of your mouth.
Your dental implant will consist of three main components: the post, the abutment, and the prosthetic. This design was implemented so that your dental implant will mimic both the missing root and crown. While other tooth replacement options simply rest on top of your gums, a dental implant is embedded into the jawbone, creating a firm and durable anchor. This ensures that your dental implant is superior in function and feel compared to other tooth replacement options. You will never experience your implant sliding around or shifting like you would if you chose dentures as your tooth replacement option. This means you can eat all your favourite foods without worrying about your implant becoming dislodged.