Losing teeth can affect us in more than just the esthetic department. Just because tooth loss is very common, especially with age, that doesn’t mean that we should get used to the thought. We are continually looking for ways to deal with the situation, and that’s precisely what we, at Cedarbrae Dental, are doing.
Dental implants in Scarborough make for one of the most advanced treatments in dentistry, which dates back several thousand years, at the time of the ancient Egyptians. But we are long past the age of using bamboo pegs, or stone or metal shards to replace missing teeth. Just as we are long passed the time of the 1500s, when teeth were being transplanted from cadavers and poor, unfortunate folks, to those who could afford the procedure.
Nowadays, we rely on modern materials and advanced techniques to not only ensure a safe, painless procedure, but a long-lasting one as well, with tangible, reliable results. A dental implant today consists of three parts: the crown (usually made of ceramic, which is strong enough to resist chipping, cracking, shocks and sudden temperature shifts), the abutment or the connector (the part which connects the crown to the base) and the base (the actual screw that goes into the jawbone, made of titanium, a metal which will fuse with the bone naturally).
The benefits that come with a dental implant are significant.
Why Would You Need An Implant?
Maybe losing a tooth won’t prove to be too impactful immediately. But there is one point where having dental implants in Scarborough will move from the “it’s an option worthy of considering” status to the “it’s an emergency” one.
As we lose teeth (even just one) the way we function will slowly start to change as well. In this regard, implants provide several crucial benefits:
- Prevent teeth repositioning
This will happen even when one tooth is being knocked out. The surrounding teeth will use the space to reposition themselves, sometimes causing pain and constant discomfort.
- Allow for better digestion
Not having teeth to chew food properly will eventually affect your ability to digest specific foods, because the digestion process starts in the mouth, through the process of digestion, which mixes the food with the digestive enzymes. Dental implants will correct that.
- Prevent premature facial aging
When the teeth are gone, so is their support to the facial muscles and skin, which will tend to fall inwards. This will give you an older, unhappy look.
- Give you more confidence and self-esteem
Missing teeth can cause problems with self-confidence and render us unable to smile and laugh or socialize with other people.
The role of dental implants in Scarborough is not esthetic, but primarily functional, which is why we, at Cedarbrae Dental, consider this treatment one of the best ways to give you a full smile that works just like your natural teeth. And, when maintained properly, implants can become a lifetime investment in your well-being.Dental Implants Scarborough
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