Types of Dental Implants
If you have a missing or lost tooth, there are now better solutions than dentures to get back your smile and confidence. Some of the best replacement options are now called dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant, Anyway?
If you are looking for a dental implant in Bowmanville, there are a few steps to explain. First, we use a titanium post (there are ceramic options as well provided by us), which is placed in the position of the missing tooth underneath the gum line. Once a few months have elapsed to allow for integration between the dental implant and the jawbone, we can provide stable support for the artificial teeth. This process is known as osseointegration of the dental implant. We can now place supports for dentures(snap in dental implant denture), or use the dental implant as replacement for the missing tooth. You will never have to worry again about your dentures moving or missing teeth and not being able to eat or speak.
What are the Types of Implants Available?
In order for a patient to be a candidate for the dental implant procedure in Bowmanville, he/she needs to have healthy gums and adequate bone for support for the dental implant. Furthermore, a patient needs to be committed to keeping up with regular dental hygiene and maintenance visits at our office. A meticulous oral hygiene and a regular visit to your dentist are critical for the long-term success of the dental implants.
So, what are the types of implants available today? The American Dental Association had considered two types of safe dental implants, and they are:
Titanium dental implants are the most common type of dental implants and typically allow for connection of a crown(tooth) portion on top of the implant. They are the most cost effective replacement option.
Ceramic dental implants are made of zirconia oxide which has a white colour in appearance. They are typically designed for highly aesthetic cases and are more expensive than titanium dental implants. Read more about the ceramic dental implant option.
To find out more about the dental implant procedure, costs and what is involved. We recommend to visit West Bowmanville Family Dental for your free dental implant consultation in Bowmanville.