Are Dental Implants Right for You?
If you have lost one or more teeth and are looking at options to regain your smile you might want to consider dental implants as your long term smile solution. A dental implant is a high-tech solution that can help to preserve your natural jaw bone while restoring your natural looking smile.
Did you know that when you lose a tooth the resulting lack of stimulation in the socket causes loss of your alveolar bone (the bone that contains your tooth sockets). After alveolar bone is lost, the bone beneath it, basal bone — the jawbone proper — also begins to resorb (melt away). The long term result can be a change in the shape of your jawline and your face. Only dental implants can stabilize the bone around a lost tooth and prevent further bone loss.
The titanium screw on a dental implant provides similar bone stimulation to that of your own tooth; this helps prevent bone loss and acts to preserve your natural jaw bone. And dental implants look so natural you may even forget you have them.
What kind of maintenance do implants require?
Implants do require some minimal maintenance, just like your natural teeth. It is still important to practice good daily oral hygiene including brushing and flossing. Occasionally your dentist m
ay recommend a prescription mouth rinse. Your dentist will need to monitor your implants to make sure they are functioning adequately. In other words you will need regular checkups and hygiene appointments, just like you do now.
Book a consultation with Dr. Babin to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Arm yourself with information and make an informed decision. Dr. Babin has studied extensively in the field of dental implants and will ensure that they can provide the best solution for you. Contact Dr. David Babin for more information or book an appointment online.