There are many ways to replace one or more missing teeth, such as full or partial dentures and bridges. However, if you are in good health with healthy gums and enough bone matter in your jaw, you may be a good candidate for dental implants.
Basically, implants replace the extracted tooth, both root and crown, which encourages the natural bone to preserve its density and help stabilize it. Implants are usually single units, and therefore do not involve the neighbouring teeth. They are easier to maintain with regards to brushing and flossing and they do not decay. Our patients in Burlington receive dental implants when they have lost or damaged teeth but also a healthy jawbone and gums.
Multiple implants can also be utilized to fix loose, ill-fitting dentures, which in turn can enhance the denture wearer’s quality of life.