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Why dental implants?

Cosmetic Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer countless benefits for patients who are missing teeth or require dentures. Patients quickly notice how beautiful their smiles are and how attractive their gums now appear increasing the willingness to show off your smile. Our team of experts at London Periodontics and Implant Dentistry will focus on creating natural-looking dental implants that match the look and feel of your actual teeth.

Many patients cannot even tell the difference between their implants and original teeth. Additionally, dental implants improve oral comfort and speech in a way that traditional dentures do not. As a result, you will likely feel increased self-confidence when smiling or speaking at work or social occasions.

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The Procedure:

Firstly, the implant (the part that replaces the root), is placed into your jaw bone. Over the next 3 months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your new tooth. During those 3 months, you can have a temporary tooth replacement option (such as a temporary bridge or denture) that can be worn over the implant site.

Occasionally, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implant and attach a healing cap. This temporary healing cap completes the foundation on which your new tooth will be placed.

Finally, a replacement tooth called “crown” is created for you by your dentist and attached to a small metal or ceramic post, called “abutment”. The tooth is then attached to the post in the implant. This is the point where it will feel like a new natural tooth, achieving the look and chewing capacity you were hoping for.