Implants are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. If the missing space is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity which can change your bite, bone erosion can occur in the area, and even changes in speech might occur.
Although implants are associated with a surgical procedure to insert small titanium fixtures into the jaw bone, dental implants are considered a very conservative option to replace missing teeth. Since the implant is supported directly by the bone, the method will not affect other teeth as compared to other replacement options.
In order to replace missing teeth by implants, one or two surgery is required to secure a small screw shaped titanium fixture into the jaw bone. Following the surgical phase, depending on conditions, immediately or after a certain healing time a crown will be attached to the fully bone supported implant. Individual biologic conditions are the main indicators to determine the healing time.
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1189 Bank Street,
Ottawa, ON K1S 3X7
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