Dental Implants

If you have missing or broken teeth, you may understand the embarrassment caused by smiling, or the pain involved in chewing. Dental implants are a long process, but they look and act like real teeth—which means that with implants, you can smile and laugh as you like, and can eat what you please. If you’ve ever felt nervous or wary of what you can or can’t do with your dentures or missing teeth, implants like All-on-4 will definitely benefit you. There is no anxiety involved with traditional dentures, and the natural, sturdy feel that is implemented protects you for years to come.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Contact Dr. Adam Tan, Dr. Stephen Crosby and Dr. Siu Ng to learn more today.

70% of Adults Have Lost At Least One Tooth

Dental implants are widely considered to be the healthiest and most natural way to replace missing teeth. Just like natural teeth, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone and perform a number of other vital functions in the mouth.

Prevents Additional Tooth Loss

Your teeth rely on one another for support. Even one missing tooth can result in more strain on the ther teeth and cause a number of problems including misalignment and tooth loss. Your jaw muscles create an incredible amount of crushing force. Chewing muscles can generate an average of 171 lbs and upwards of 275 lbs (GV Black, The Power of The Human Jaw). That the equivalent weight of an average sized person! Imagine that all this weight of that person balancing and bearing down on fewer and fewer teeth – do you think those teeth would hold up?

Difficulty Chewing

One missing tooth may not have a huge effect on your chewing abilities but if a domino effect occurs and causes multiple missing teeth, you may not be able to enjoy certain foods. As a result, your
diet will become limited to softer, more processed foods that are generally not healthy. Problems such as weight loss, indigestion, and constipation can occur. We often see our patients gain about 5-15 lbs of weight with their new teeth as they get better access to nutrition.

Bone Loss

Every tooth is surrounded by a special type of bone that exists solely to hold your teeth in place. When a tooth is lost, that bone ceases to have a function and will become resorbed by the body. This can cause a number of functional and aesthetic problems. Since a good portion of this deterioration occurs within the first year of tooth loss, it is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to prevent this from occurring

Facial Collapse

The back teeth can wear down more quickly than the front teeth because this is where most chewing takes place. When missing teeth occur, remaining teeth tend to drift, shift, and tilt. Together, these effects can cause the vertical height of your face to shrink. This means that the chin will move upward while the nose and lips move downward to form a frown like appearance.

Cavity Resistance

Dental Implants are made out of biocompatible materials such as zirconium or titanium. These materials do not decay, unlike natural teeth. The implications for this is most important for our patients who have dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia) – the lack of protection from a healthy saliva flow will cause most types of conventional dentistry to fail, sometimes just within a few months.

Free Dental Implant Consultation

See if implants are right for you by booking your free, no-obligation consultation in our Barrie or Orillia clinics.