Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for My Smile?
Here are some top reasons why dental implants can be truly life-changing.
For patients with one or several teeth missing, it is agreed by dentists everywhere (including our experienced Dr. Dana Coman and team) that dental implants make the most ideal choice of restoration.
Dental implant procedures have been safely and successfully performed by dental professionals for many, many years - and with proper daily care, dental implants can last a lifetime for the patient!
While dental implants may be a bit of a financial investment, they are WELL worth their price and are truly life-changing for the people who undergo the procedure.
Considering dental implants for your smile?
That’s great! Here are some of the top reasons why our Guelph dentist encourages dental implants as a premier choice of dental restoration:
- Optimal function restored: With one or several teeth missing, our quality of life can suffer. Our mouths require all teeth to be present for optimal chewing and speech function. Since dental implants closely resemble natural teeth more so than any other restorative solution available on the market, they work to successfully and permanently restore your smile back to its optimal function and feel - the way it was intended to be.
A more attractive and confident smile: Many people with just one or a number of missing teeth (especially in obvious areas) are afraid to show their smile - hiding it at any chance they get. But this is surely no way to live. Since dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, you’ll have more confidence to show off your new full and natural-looking smile.
Furthermore, with tooth loss unfortunately comes bone density loss in the area where the natural root once was. Fortunately, when implanted soon enough following tooth loss, dental implants will prevent any loss of jaw bone volume as the root will be restored. Preventing bone loss is very necessary in order to preserve a youthful and attractive facial structure.
- Preventing further complications: By restoring your smile with dental implants in Guelph, you’ll be helping to prevent any adjacent or neighboring teeth from shifting to the open space where the tooth once was, which is a common problem that people with missing teeth often experience. This is a problem that would then require orthodontic intervention to resolve - but could easily reoccur without a dental implant procedure to fill the gap.
Let’s talk about bone grafts
Since bone loss occurs with time following the loss of a tooth as mentioned above, some patients may first require a bone grafting procedure in order to prepare for their dental implant surgery, as there needs to be sufficient bone present to support the implant.
While this procedure may sound extreme or daunting to some, it really isn’t! Bone grafting (particularly prior to dental implant surgery) is a very common procedure that, today, can often be accomplished by using a biocompatible synthetic material to build up the bone, instead of having to harvest bone from the patient’s own body.
Ready to restore your smile and upgrade your life with dental implants?
Everyone deserves a full, functional and confident smile! While our dentist Dr. Coman does not place dental implants at our practice, she will expertly perform the restorative component of your dental implants procedure.
Contact Dr. Coman Family Dentistry today to learn more about what a restoration with dental implants can do for you.
Dr. Coman Dentistry
85 Norfolk Street, Suite 308
Guelph, ON N1H 4J4