Modern dentistry offers alternatives to traditional dentures. If you’ve been missing out on your favourite crunchy foods or if you have discomfort in chewing due to your dentures slipping, visit the Coaldale Dental Centre to discuss dental implants.
Dental implants are two-part structures: a titanium base and a porcelain crown. The base is implanted into your jaw bone and, usually in a few months, fuses into the bone, forming a firm foundation for the crown. The crown is custom-shaped and coloured to blend with your natural teeth giving you a firm, comfortable bite and a natural-looking smile.
You can get dental implants regardless of your age, as long as your general oral health is good and your teeth are at their mature size. The implant will not decay and it will actually help stimulate and preserve the condition of the jaw bone which can deteriorate when a tooth is missing.
Dental implants do involve surgery and may not be completely covered by dental insurance – however, the lasting benefits of dental implants are worth considering when discussing your oral health with your dentist.
Are dental implants the right answer for you? Call today so we can help you decide!