Tooth loss affects far more people than you may initially think. If you have one or more missing teeth, you are certainly not alone and you can feel assured that your dentist at sherway dentistry will not scold you for poor oral health. We consider it a pleasure to help our patients address existing dental concerns, including tooth
loss, with restorations
made for long lasting function. When you visit our Etobicoke
dental office, you can learn of the various options for tooth restoration, including dental implants and their alternatives.
Alternatives to dental implants
Many dentists, including ours, perform dental implant treatment for the permanent replacement of missing teeth. Historically, tooth loss has been treated with restorations such as partial or full dentures or the dental bridge. Bridges can be fixed and are thus quite a bit more stable than a partial denture. This type of restoration, however, requires the modification of two healthy teeth in order to secure the artificial tooth in place. Like a bridge, a partial denture will fill the empty space with an artificial tooth. This appliance, however, may be stabilized with metal clasps or may be completely removable. Though immediately affordable, none of these treatment options can accomplish the degree of long term function possible with dental implants.
Benefits of implant treatment
Dental implants do more than replace missing teeth, which is why this form of treatment has so many benefits. An implant is a post that replaces the missing tooth root. With a crown, an implant can replace one tooth. Implants can also be paired with a conventional denture appliance designed with "sockets" that facilitate stabilization. The implant-supported denture is still a removable fixture, but one that is far more stable than a denture supported only by natural suction or even denture adhesive.
Your smile has a great deal to do with your overall sense of health and wellbeing. Tooth loss can affect your feelings of confidence and satisfaction as well as the state of your oral health. At sherway dentistry in Etobicoke, you have a dental team that can guide you in your choice for restoration, which allows you to choose the treatment most suitable to your situation.
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