As a leading dental and oral care provider, Smiles on the Canal provides premium dental implants to patients. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from metal frames or posts. It is placed into your jaw so that it can hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
If you have lost a tooth due to any reason and need an artificial tooth or a bridge placed, then a dental implant is an essential part of the procedure. Compared to many other alternatives, dental implants are often seen as a more effective and long-term solution. Not only do they feel secure and comfortable, but they also function much like your real teeth. For these reasons, Smiles on the Canal often recommends it as a solution.
There are two different types of dental implants – endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal dental implants are most commonly used. They are directly installed into the jawbone surgically. When the surrounding tissue heals, posts are connected to the original implant, after which an artificial tooth or a bridge is attached.
Subperiosteal implants have a metal frame that’s fitted into the jawbone, below the gum tissue. This frame becomes attached to the jawbone as the gum tissue heals. Posts connected to the frame project through the gums and an artificial tooth is mounted on them.
Surgical implants refer to the types of dental implants that we discussed above. Surgery is needed to place the implants into the jawbone, after which posts are attached, followed by the placement of artificial teeth.
These are incredibly beneficial as they give you artificial teeth that look and function just like your natural ones. You will have no problem drinking, chewing, or talking. On top of all this, they are extremely secure and comfortable too.
Crowns are prosthetic restorations for damaged or missing teeth. They are the visible part of your dental implant, i.e., your artificial tooth/teeth. Dental crowns help with restoring damaged or missing teeth back to their original size and shape. They are usually made from porcelain or zirconium and seem just like your regular teeth.
For those who wear dentures for their missing or damaged teeth, implant dentures can be life-changing. The most common complaint about them is that they are often loose and not secure enough, which affects their comfort and function. But now, thanks to implant dentures, this is no longer a problem.
These implants are embedded into the jawbone so that they can hold your dentures securely. Usually made of metal, the implant is like an artificial tooth root, anchoring the denture in place. In most cases, a jaw needs around two to six implants, all of which are strategically placed to hold the denture in place.
At Smiles on the Canal, we aim to provide our customers with unmatched dental and oral care using world-class tools and equipment. If you have any questions regarding dental implants or you wish to book an appointment, feel free to call us today!