Tooth loss is a common and highly impactful dental problem, and one caused by a wide variety of factors ranging from poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, gum disease, injury, and infection. The good news, though, is that tooth loss can be solved — no matter how caused, and whether you’ve lost just one tooth, or more.
Here’s what you need to know if a dentist in Saskatoon has recommended that you consider dental implants to solve your tooth loss, or if you’re looking for solutions and a dentist to help.
What are dental implants?
Modern dental implants are built from three elements. The first element — the post — is crafted from titanium. That post is then screwed into your jaw where, thanks to the biocompatibility of the materials, it is accepted by your jaw as a natural replacement tooth root. The natural physical process called osseointegration means that your jaw powerfully grips that root and even stimulates the growth of new bone tissue.
Once that post was securely in place, it will hold the second element — the abutment — that will, in turn permanently attach the third and final element of dental implants — the restoration. That restoration is the final replacement element that is held in your mouth and jaw by the post and abutment. That restoration may be an artificial tooth, bridge, crown, or even anchors for partial or complete dentures.
What are the benefits of dental implants in Saskatoon?
As you consider the benefits of dental implants, think beyond replacement teeth. Implants are much more than replacement teeth; they’re replacement roots that can accomplish a wide variety of goals. There are four especially prominent benefits of modern dental implants in Saskatoon.
Dental implants allow you to live without worries
Tooth loss often forces people to hide their smiles behind their hands, or to avoid intimate moments and special occasions. Dentures are one solution for tooth loss, but one that often leaves people nervous about eating favourite foods, laughing, singing, or getting up-close-and-personal.
Dental implants eliminate the need to hide your smile or to feel anxious about laughing or eating favourite foods. Dental implants are unlike traditional dentures or bridges. They’re permanently rooted into your jaw by those titanium posts as if they are natural roots. In fact your body will accept them as such. Whatever restoration you choose to complete your implant, you and your dentist will design them to blend naturally with any remaining teeth, your jaw, and your face.
Dental implants allow you to speak naturally
Tooth loss undermines your ability to speak naturally, an unfortunate consequence that can regrettably undermine your credibility and professional appearance. Not to mention your own confidence and self-esteem. Filling any gaps in your jaw with secure dental implants will restore your ability to speak naturally, persuasively, credibly, and confidently.
Dental implants in Saskatoon can boost your general health
The consequences of tooth loss can extend far beyond your teeth. Because, as a practical matter, tooth loss makes some foods hard to eat, it forces compromises when it comes to meals — and even when it comes to nutrition. People suffering from persistent tooth loss often forgo fruits, vegetables, and meats in favour of softer and easier-to-eat foods such as Bingeing on easy-to-chew carbohydrate-laden pastas, puddings, and the like. Those alterations to your diet can leave you unhealthy with unwanted weight gain.
Even if you decide to eat all the foods you would have eaten with a full set of teeth, you might be forced to wolf down that food quickly and without chewing properly — all with unfortunate effects on your stomach and digestive system.
Dental implants from a dentist in Saskatoon will allow you to eat naturally and in a way that will restore and maintain your general overall health.
Dental implants in Saskatoon are strong and permanent
Titanium is corrosion-resistant and has a strength-to-density ratio that makes it an ideal substance for producing dental implants. Unlike dentures, for example, that need to be replaced from time to time as materials wear and the shape and fit of your mouth and gums change, dental implants in Saskatoon are a lifelong solution.
Implants from dental offices in Saskatoon can provide a permanent solution for your tooth loss — however that tooth loss came about and regardless of how many teeth you’re missing. How can dental implants in Saskatoon restore your full dental function, personal confidence, and general health? You can find out as easily as possible by contacting our dental clinic.