The older you get, the greater your chances of losing natural teeth to decay, wear and tear or gum disease. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several or all of them, it’s worth your while to consider implants to restore your smile. Dental implants can be just as effective for seniors as anyone else when replacing lost teeth. Learn more about dental implant restoration from Drs. Ashraf Awadalla, Amir Awadalla and Mark Awadalla, at Esquire Dental Centres, Scarborough, Ontario.
What You Should Know About Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. The first step to this treatment is getting an oral evaluation from your dentist to see if implants are a viable option for you. If so, we’ll review the process with you and outline a treatment plan.
There are several steps to a dental implant procedure. First, we’ll surgically embed an implant base into your jawbone to act as your new tooth root. Then we’ll wait for it to integrate into your bone system and heal. This could take several months. Once healed, we’ll place an abutment on top of the implant to hold a custom-made dental crown, which will act as your new prosthetic tooth.
If you’ve lost all your teeth, our dentists may recommend all-on-4 implants, where four implants are placed in strategic locations in your jaw to hold an entire arch of prosthetic teeth, giving you a whole new set of functional, attractive teeth.
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Benefits of Dental Implants
With dental implants, you can expect strong, permanent, attractive prosthetic teeth that can give you a lifetime of exceptional use. Dental implants:
- Look, feel and act like natural teeth
- Promote good oral health by maintaining the alignment of remaining natural teeth
- Stimulate bone growth to support your jaw and face
- Never fall out, slip, or shift like dentures
- Restore your ability to bite, chew and eat
- Restore your smile beautifully