Living with one or more missing teeth can affect the overall look and feel of your smile. It can also lead to a variety of health issues, including potential bite and jaw joint problems and bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants are the best way to avoid these issues and get your smile back.
At Annex Dentistry, we focus on providing safe, permanent, and natural-looking implants to restore the strength and appearance of your original tooth. Dental implants typically look completely natural and function exactly like real teeth.
The result is a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. If you have more than one tooth missing, several implants can provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge.
When you visit Annex Dentistry in Toronto for a dental implant consultation, we will talk through your options with you, help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you, and use the latest dental technology to determine the exact number, size, and shape of the implants you need.
Even people who have no remaining natural teeth can benefit from implants.
We often recommend implants as a way to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no natural teeth at all. When compared to wearing only dentures, this can greatly improve chewing ability and reduce the risk of choking.
Dental implants are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth.
They are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and head off jaw joint problems and stabilize your jaw bone. In all those ways, they are far superior to removable dentures.
|Materials||Dental implants are made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body.||Dentures are often made of plastic and other materials that can irritate your gums.|
|Functionality||Are stable, functional, and work just like real teeth.||Can slip around in your mouth, making eating and chewing difficult.|
|Appearance||Look just like real teeth and help prevent the jaw bone loss that often results from missing teeth.||Can look natural if they’re well-made, but living without a more permanent solution can lead to bone loss and the “sunken face” look.|
|Health Consequences||Help prevent potential bite and jaw joint problems and even bone loss.||Don’t address most of the health risk associated with missing teeth.|
|Comfort||Initially require surgery and time to heal, but ultimately feel natural and promote gum health.||Can be uncomfortable and often irritate gums long term.|
|Convenience||Never need to be removed, and provide a durable, permanent solution.||Need to be removed regularly for cleaning, and can be easy to drop or misplace.|
|Cost||Initially more expensive than dentures or fixed bridges, but ultimately save time and money by avoiding future health complications.||Have a lower cost up front, but often result in future jaw and gum problems that cost money to fix.|
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Annex Dentistry offers second opinions. We can help you weigh all your options and make the best choice for your health and your smile.