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Unlock A New Smile With North York Dental Implants

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When considering North York dental implants, most people only think of the restoration of function and beauty to their smiles. It is true that dental implants provide a natural and attractive replacement for missing teeth, but their impact on the health of the jaw bone also needs to be appreciated. The jaw bone plays a foundational role in achieving an appealing smile.

 

Causes of Jaw Bone Loss

With the loss of teeth, several changes immediately begin in the jaw bone. Existing teeth may start to shift toward the void of space in the jaw. Movement of dental structures can create misalignment, affecting the bite and uniformity of teeth.  

 

Bone loss begins within the first year of a person losing a tooth. Without teeth, the roots are not able to stimulate the jaw bone to regenerate. The loss of pressure on the jaw from chewing weakens the bone, and the bone begins to atrophy.     

 

Jawbone deterioration is called resorption, and this can jeopardize the health of other teeth. Resorption also changes the facial structure, giving the mouth a sunken appearance that adds years to your smile.

 

How Dental Implants Restore Jaw Bone Health

Dental implants prevent bone loss because they completely replace a tooth from the root to the crown. They are not just a cosmetic restoration; they are a comprehensive replacement of missing teeth. Bone health is preserved because implants resolve the problem of resorption. The bone continues to regenerate as the implant continuously stimulates the jaw as if it were an actual tooth.

 

Dentists first assess bone health before beginning implant treatment. Sometimes the bone may need to be strengthened with bone grafting. Once the jaw bone is ready, the dentist surgically places titanium posts into the jaw. The posts are bio-compatible, so your bone may envelop the post. This typically takes about 4 months.

 

Jaw Health Delivers Natural, Beautiful Smiles

After the post securely integrates into the jawbone, the dentist uses an abutment to attach a crown to the post. Patients can give input on the color and shape of crowns, and the result is a beautiful restoration with full functionality. Dental implants have a 95% success rate, and they can last a lifetime. 

 

Dr. Howard Klaiman in North York Ontario offers Dental Implant Restoration

Give Dr. Howard Klaiman a call to learn more about ways to preserve the health of your smile with implant-supported restorations. His additional training as a prosthodontist makes him an expert in dental implants. Dr. Klaiman is at The Aesthetic Implant Dentistry office in North York, Ontario.

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