When it comes to replacing missing teeth, the old-school options include dentures and bridges. But if you want a more permanent or long-term solution, dental implants in Montreal may be the better choice. An implant will be surgically implanted in the jaw to fuse with the bone, resulting in a replacement root on which a prosthetic tooth will be installed.
Dental implants are typically used to replace missing teeth at the back or side of the mouth, and you may be wondering if they can be used to replace the front teeth. The answer is yes. There should be no problems as long as you work with a good dentist and have sufficient jawbone and good overall health.
Things to consider
Tooth loss makes it challenging to speak, bite, eat, and even smile. It can affect your overall self-esteem, too, if it makes you conscious about how you look. Some people with missing teeth are reluctant to laugh, talk, or open their mouths for fear of being teased or ridiculed. The effect is magnified when it’s a front tooth that’s missing.
They’re attractive, comfortable, and durable replacements that look and feel like real teeth, so nobody will ever know that they’re artificial. Are you interested in implants? There are some considerations to think about:
- Bone tissue quality –
Dental implants are placed in the jaw, which means they require support from the surrounding bone tissues. If they do not fuse with the jawbone, treatment won’t be successful. Your dentist has to check and see if you have enough bone structure before recommending the treatment.
- Bone density –
Most people have less bone density in the front of the mouth, so your dentist will examine that area before proceeding with treatment. Oral x-rays will be done to thoroughly examine your teeth, jaw bone, and gums, and determine if there is enough support for implants.
- Bone graft –
In case of lack of bone density, the dentist may recommend a bone graft before implants are placed.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants in Montreal are becoming popular tooth loss solutions because they offer many benefits. Here are some of them:
No need to alter the adjacent teeth – Dental bridges require teeth on either side of the empty space to be ground to accommodate dental crowns. This is not the case with dental implants.
Preserves the jawbone – Implants prevent bone loss or the deterioration of healthy bone tissue. You never have to worry about that sunken appearance that might make you look older.
Superior stability – Dental implants replace the crown and the root of the missing front teeth. They provide more chewing strength and stability than dentures. Moreover, they look and feel like your natural teeth, so you can confidently smile, speak, and eat without worrying about them shifting or falling out.
Made to last a lifetime – With proper care, good oral hygiene, and regular dental check-ups, dental implants should last a long time and will require no further treatment.
Do you have missing front teeth?
Find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants in Montreal by booking an appointment with Alpha Dental Clinic. In case a traditional implant is not for you, we may recommend mini implants.