Replacing a missing tooth is important for proper speech, bite, smile, and overall health. At U Dental, we provide premium-quality dental implants in Nepean to help you achieve a confident smile. Implants are an excellent way to support and replace missing roots or your existing artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants are also advised to secure a denture in place, which is commonly known as implant-supported dentures or overdentures. Implants are also a better option over bridges and partials or total dentures.
Whether you need one or several missing teeth replaced, implants can be customized to give you a comfortable and natural-looking toothy smile. Call to make an appointment with our dentist today.
A dental implant is a prosthetic that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. It is a titanium metal post that is inserted into the jawbone to serve as an artificial root, replacing the root of the missing tooth. This artificial root provides a secure base or anchor to hold an artificial tooth, called a crown.
Our implant placement and restoration help fill gaps left by rotten or broken teeth and can even provide a full-mouth rehabilitation for patients who have lost all their teeth. We pay immense attention to detail when customizing dental implants and crowns so that they fit your diverse needs. With dental implants, you can:
Have a comfortable, natural-looking smile
Minimize the risk of cavities in existing teeth
Prevent bone loss in the jaw
Dental implants are a perfect replacement for a single missing tooth in the upper or lower arch. They are also employed in crown restoration to replace one missing tooth and in dental bridges to replace several missing teeth. These man-made tooth roots provide a substitute for your natural roots and are surgically attached to the small posts in your gums. Once your implants have bonded strongly with your jaw bone, the dentist takes impressions of your gums to fabricate real crowns or bridges.
A dental bridge is made of a false replacement tooth with dental crowns attached to either side. The crowns are mounted on top of dental implants holding the false teeth in place. Implant-supported crowns/bridges help you complete your smile. Dental implants are preferred over traditional bridges as the dental restoration process doesn't require cutting into the neighbouring tooth structure.
Implants are also used to secure and stabilize removable dentures. Implant-supported dentures can help you close several gaps left from multiple teeth loss. They are more affordable than full-arch dental implants and more sturdy than conventional adhesive-based dentures.