If you have missing teeth, smiling, speaking and enjoying your favourite meals can be difficult. At Beautiful Smile Dental, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options, including dental implants in Richmond and Walkerville, to help you restore function and aesthetics to your smile.
Our dentists consider dental implants the gold standard in tooth replacement for several reasons, including:
- Predictable outcome
- High success rate
- Patient satisfaction
A dental implant is unlike any other tooth-replacement solution. It is the only choice available today that replaces your tooth and its valuable root. A tooth root stimulates your jawbone to help prevent bone loss. A viable jawbone means you may not have to worry about the sunken look that is so common to those who experience tooth loss. This look can mean an aged appearance, primarily to the lower face.
Dental Implants in Walkerville and Richmond
If you’re considering dental implants in Walkerville or Richmond, the first step is arranging a consultation with one of our dentists. During this exam and chat, your dentist in Walkerville or Richmond will let you know whether dental implants will fulfil your smile goals and whether implant dentistry is the right option for you.
Considerations include jawbone health, overall wellness, and your own tooth replacement preference following your implant exam and smile consult.
If you and your dentist decide that dental implants are the best choice for your smile restoration, the next step is starting the implant process.
The Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is a thin post made of durable titanium. Your dentist gently implants this post into your jaw. Once there, it integrates with the bone over several months, creating a solid foundation for your replacement tooth.
When integration is complete, your dentist tops your implant with a dental crown, which acts as your new tooth. This crown is always coloured and shaped to match your adjacent teeth.
If you have multiple missing teeth, your dentist in Walkerville or Richmond also offers implant-supported dentures. Typically, less than seven dental implants can support an entire arch of restoring teeth.
Caring for Your New Smile
Part of what makes dental implants the gold standard, as far as our dentists are concerned, is that single implants do not require special care. The same advice we give you for your natural teeth, we also offer for patients with dental implants:
- Visit your dentist regularly for dental check-ups and cleans.
- Adopt an excellent oral care routine at home.
- Never use your crown (or your natural tooth) as a tool to open a bottle—or other unintended purposes.
With proper care, your dental implants can last for decades or even a lifetime.
For Dental Implants, We Welcome Your Call
At Beautiful Smile Dental, our team has a lot of experience and a high success rate when it comes to dental implant placement.
We are honoured and proud to be a destination dentist for patients who are increasingly looking at dental implants to complete their smiles.