older woman smiling in dental chairIt’s been some time now since you last enjoyed having a full set of teeth. You can still remember smiling for photos and eating your favorite foods, but all of that changed when you lost your ivories. Not only have you had to endure lifestyle changes, but you’ve also lost a great deal of your confidence, leaving you wondering if there is any reliable method to restore your life to where it was. Thankfully, there is with dental implants of Scarborough, and as you continue reading you’ll learn more about how the implant process works and why it’s the best option for you.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are surgically inserted posts that are usually made from titanium, a very sturdy biocompatible material. These posts are attached to your jawbone and allowed to fuse over a period of time. After your face has healed and the implants have fused properly, your dentist will then have you return to her office to have either a crown, bridge or implant-supported dentures attached.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

There are several benefits of implants that span the realms of health, function and aesthetics:

  • Healthy bone production – Your entire jawbone structure relies on tension to produce new bone cells. It is provided from your teeth pushing against each other and their roots being fixed to the underlying bone. When you have teeth missing, this tension is lost and consequently, the production of new bone stops.
  • Restored function – With your new dental implants you’ll be able to regain your normal function, which means you can once again eat the foods that you had to give up and will also be able to speak clearly.
  • Confident smile – There will be no more running from cameras and photo opportunities when you have the implant procedure done and get your new attachments to fit on top. You’ll once again have your smile and confidence back.
  • No facial collapse – Another problem that arises when you go for prolonged periods of time without any support for your bone structure is that you suffer facial collapse, which can lead to premature wrinkling. But the dental implant procedure will eliminate this worry for you.

Now that you know more about the process, all that’s left to do is reach out to your local expert to get on track for regaining that piece of yourself that went missing when you lost your teeth.

About the Author

Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Samantha Amaro then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. After graduating, she also worked as a clinical teaching assistant where she shared her knowledge and inspired other students. A member of the Academy of General Dentistry and other professional organizations, Dr. Amaro practices at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and can be reached for more information through her website.