Losing teeth is not something to be taken lightly for any reason. Missing teeth cause a myriad of complications: misalignment of the rest of the teeth, difficulty in chewing or speaking correctly, and changes in the shape of the jaw are the most common consequences of untreated tooth loss.
If you want to avoid these detrimental consequences, you need to replace the missing teeth as soon as possible. Several methods, including dental implants, can be used to do this.
What is the dental implant?
The dental implant is an artificial root, usually made of titanium, which is inserted into the jawbone via surgical procedure. It is used to hold the new tooth in place and therefore acts as a natural root.
Titanium is a highly resistant metal that is not rejected by the human body: bones adapt very well to its presence. These properties make it the most suitable material for dental implants.
The placement of dental implants comes with its share of advantages. The dental implant is comfortable, functional, aesthetic and very durable and is the treatment alternative that most closely resembles the natural tooth, making it a preferred solution for missing teeth.
Why is a dental implant a good solution for missing teeth?
One of the main advantages of the dental implant is its durability. It is a solution with a very long lifespan: once placed, the implant naturally integrates into the jawbone. As a result, a well maintained and well integrated dental implant could last a lifetime.
The implant also prevents the displacement of the teeth, one of the main consequences of missing teeth, by supporting the surrounding teeth and preventing gum collapse.
Finally, the implant is strong enough to perform the main role of the natural tooth, namely chewing. However, it should be noted that the placement of the implant alone is not enough, since it only replaces the root: a crown or a dental bridge must be added.
The dental implant, a permanent solution for missing teeth
If you have decided to have a dental implant placed to fill a missing tooth, a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery has the expertise required to perform the procedure.
At the Clinique MFML, our oral and maxillofacial surgery professionals are in charge of the surgical phase of the treatment. Our surgeons have developed expertise with extensive specialized training and use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best possible procedure.
Contact us now to book an appointment or to learn more about dental implant placement for missing teeth. One of our specialists will meet with you and determine if the dental implant is a suitable treatment for you.