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Are Dental Implants the next Best Thing to Natural Teeth?

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Are you are missing a tooth or two or more? Are you facing a dental extraction or the prospect of false teeth? If so, perhaps you have wondered about getting a dental implant but wonder if it is worth the expense and the time. The team at My Victoria Dentist thinks so, and here are six reasons why.



Dental implants can be used to create the appearance of a natural tooth where a tooth has been extracted.  After the implant has integrated with the bone, a crown is designed that is inserted into the implant.  The crown, usually made from porcelain, is designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth in terms of shape and colour.



Dental implants are integrated into the bone of the jaw and function quite similarly to natural teeth.  In most cases, patients report that they don't notice a difference between chewing with an implant replaced tooth and chewing with a natural tooth. 



Dental implants are extremely durable.  As long as implant replaced teeth are cared for properly by flossing, brushing, and visiting your oral health care team on a regular basis for checkups, it is very unusual for an implant to fail.  


Bone Health

Completing a dental implant requires several months because a titanium root replacement is implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum tissue and needs time to fuse with the jawbone. This process is called osseointegration. Once the dental implant integrates with the jawbone, it helps preserve the bone and helps you keep your teeth and your facial shape.



Implants are the best option currently available to replace missing teeth from a comfort perspective.  In the case of replacing the individual teeth with implants, the implant replaced tooth feels almost the same as a natural tooth.  If implants are being used to replace all the teeth in an arch or stabilize a denture, patients report that they are able to chew much more effectively and with less discomfort than with a traditional denture.



Unlike traditional methods of replacing teeth such as dentures and partial dentures, in most cases, implants have minimal to no effect on speech.


Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Most people in good health are candidates for dental implants, and they can be used to replace one tooth, a few, a complete arch, or all your teeth as an alternative to dentures. You will have to visit your dentist to ask them if an implant will work for you. The answer may only come after a comprehensive assessment that includes detailed X-rays, precise dental impressions, and an evaluation of the condition of your jaw, teeth, bone density, gum tissue, and spacing.


Find a Dentist in Victoria

Whether you are looking for a whole new mouth of teeth or only a new tooth or two, the dental team at My Victoria Dentist can help you find the next best thing to natural teeth – dental implants. Call us today for implants, restorative, and general dentistry services. You can find us on Douglas Street in Victoria.



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