At Beach Grove Dental Tsawwassen, Dr. Beeram offers comprehensive implant restoration options that fit your unique smile. Dental implants are a popular high-tech tooth replacement option that imitates the structure of your teeth to restore the natural function and appearance of missing teeth.
Dental Implants 101
Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics which are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are made of titanium which is inserted in the bone beneath the gums. The implants are used to support a crown and for providing you not only with a long-lasting and natural-looking smile but also improved chewing function. What’s more, unlike dentures, implants are considered permanent structures that help maintain our facial contours and can prevent premature ageing.
5 Reasons To Choose Dental Implants
Function Like Your Natural Teeth
Since dental implants are fixed to your jaw bone, they function just like your natural teeth. There are no chewing issues or fear that it will fall out. All you need to do is care for them in the same way you do your natural teeth.
Normally, well-made dental implants, with proper care, can last you a lifetime. Titanium is used to keep the crown adhered to the jawbone since it is non-toxic and it is not rejected by the human body.
Stabilize Adjacent Teeth
Our teeth help keep each other stable so when we lose a tooth the stability is broken and the adjacent teeth can shift towards the gap which pulls our teeth out of position. When our teeth lose their stability, it not only affects the effectiveness of our bite and ability to chew but also our appearance. What’s more, if our teeth move out of their original position, it can cause issues with tooth replacement down the road. It should also be noted that a poor bite can result in TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues which cause pain and headaches.
Protect Against Bone Loss & Gum Disease
Most people may not be aware that bone loss can occur in the jaw. This can happen when there are no tooth roots or implants to keep the jaw bone stimulated. In the first year of losing a tooth, the area where the tooth was located can lose up to 25% of its volume and this loss continues over time. Additionally, the tooth gap can trap food and bacteria which can lead to gum disease.
Maintain Facial Contours & Prevent Premature Ageing
One of the effects of bone loss is “facial sagging.” This is a condition we normally notice in older individuals who have been using dentures for years. Facial sagging occurs because the lower third of the face starts to collapse. This gradually reduces the distance between the tip of the nose and the chin. Consequently, we begin to have noticeable wrinkles around the mouth, our lips begin to thin and our chin becomes more pointed. These effects can make us look much older than we really are.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
- Do you have missing teeth?
- Do you have broken or decayed teeth?
- Are your dentures or bridges uncomfortable?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you might be a candidate for dental implants.
The best way to determine if implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Beeram to identify whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums that will support the new tooth structure. Our implant consultations are complimentary and comprehensive!