Dental Implants at Dixie, Mississauga
A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern. Above and beyond aesthetics, that tooth's purpose included acting as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintaining the bone structure where it was rooted along with many other structural and preventative roles. If a gap is left in your mouth, surrounding teeth can shift causing further gaps making decay more likely and bone loss may occur. The area may also become more prone to periodontal disease and the list goes on.
To avoid bone loss, maintain the proper spacing of your teeth and avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth a dental implant may be required. A Dental implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.
A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serve as an anchor for replacement tooth. Once the post has settled an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth.
A cosmetic dental implant can help restore confidence in your smile and give you the ability to eat comfortably and a clean, healthy oral environment. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.
There are many different types of dental implants available. Dixie, Mississauga dentist Dr. Bruno Cavatassi would be pleased to discuss the benefits of dental implants with you at our Rathburn and Burnhamthorpe Cosmetic dental Office.