At Lawrence Avenue Dental in Toronto, we work hard to ensure you can keep all your natural teeth. Even so, when you’ve lost a tooth, there are several options to get back the function and appearance of your missing tooth or teeth. Still, when it comes to best option for replacing teeth, there’s no comparison. In Toronto, Dental Implants are by far the best option, only coming behind taking care of and keeping your natural teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Unlike dentures, dental implants are firmly attached to your jaw, with a post that serves as an artificial root. This means that implants don’t click or slip out of place, while you’re eating, speaking or kissing, which can be embarrassing for some patients. Unlike bridges, which attach to the surrounding teeth, dental implants stimulate and strengthen the jawbone, which can grow weaker over time in places with missing teeth.
Process of Getting a Dental Implant
While dental implants are great for maintaining the health and strength of your jawbone, your jawbone needs a certain amount of strength to hold a dental implant in the first place. If it’s been a while since you lost your tooth, you may need a bone graft to strengthen your jaw before you can get a dental implant.
With a strong jawbone to support the implant, you can get a post surgically implanted into your jaw. This post is then covered with a custom made crown that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
If you’re interested in getting a dental implant, visit, contact us online, or call us at (416) 444-9045.