Having a huge gap between your teeth is not an ideal situation for anyone. However, many times because of decay, infection, or excessive wear, we are forced to have our teeth removed. If you have been forced to remove a tooth for one reason or another, we can help restore your smile by placing dental implants. There are two types of implants and each has its benefits. When you come to us for the dental implant procedure, we will conduct a thorough oral exam to help determine whether endosteal or subperiosteal is the best option. Endosteal is a procedure where the implants are placed in the jawbone. With the subperiosteal process, the implants are placed under the gum. Endosteal is the most common type of implant chosen due to the ease of the procedure and the fact it lasts longer. The implants are made out of titanium which is both lightweight and long lasting. At Atlantic Dentistry, our trained staff know how you value your looks and smile. For this reason, we will help restore your smile by providing the right implants.
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Why Should I have Implants?
Most people have to undergo implant placement due to the fact that they have lost teeth or they have suffered decayed teeth. However, this is not the only benefit of having implants. One of the common reasons for people opting for implants is that it restores lost beauty. The loss of a tooth might leave your mouth out of shape. Since implants feel and look like regular teeth, they provide the best option for those who have suffered tooth loss.
Besides the aesthetic benefits of implants, they also help strengthen your teeth. Even when only one tooth is removed, the jawbone can be affected. If space is left by missing teeth, the jawbone will begin to decay. Implants reduce the chance of losing bone mass in your jawbone. We recommend implants to all our clients who undergo tooth extractions due to their durability and aesthetic appeal. Since the implants are fused to your jaw, they can last a lifetime.
Is The Procedure Painful?
The reason why most people opt out of dental implants is an unnecessary fear of the procedure. Contrary to popular perception, implants are not painful. If you have undergone a tooth extraction without incident, you should not have any problem with implants. Just like extractions and other dental procedures, anaesthesia is used to reduce the pain and discomfort while placing the implants. As a matter of fact, an implant will be less painful than an extraction since it is placed in a position where a tooth has already been removed. You may experience mild soreness after the procedure. Our dentists will provide some medication to help deal with the symptoms.
If you suffer from tooth decay, cavities, or a broken tooth, you have the option of having an implant to fill the gap remaining. At Atlantic Dentistry, we are ready to listen to you, diagnose the problem and offer the best solution, including dental implants. For more information or to book an appointment, contact us.