All too often an individual missing a tooth in the back of their mouth will have an out of sight out of mind mentality but this can be a huge oversight! Dr. Barzilay is experienced with dental implants in the Hamilton area and is happy to discuss if dental implants is the best treatment for you.
A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern.
Think of a missing tooth as a space where a tooth used to be. Above and beyond aesthetics, a tooth's purpose includes acting as a chewing surface, holding its place with regards to adjacent teeth, maintaining the bone structure where it was rooted along, and many other structural and preventative roles.
Without that tooth in place, surrounding teeth can shift causing gaps and making decay more likely, bone loss and damage can occur, the area can become more apt to periodontal disease and the list goes on.
To avoid bone loss, an implant may be required. You should maintain the proper spacing of your teeth and avoid the maladies associated with a missing tooth. An implant will take the place or more appropriately fill the space that your missing tooth once held.
A cosmetic dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Once the post has settled, an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space that was once your missing tooth.
A dental implant can give you back confidence in your smile, allow you to eat comfortably and offer you a clean, healthy oral environment.
Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth, no one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell the difference.
Family dentist in Hamilton, Dr. Barzilay would be pleased to discuss the benefits of cosmetic dental implant prosthetics with you during your visit to our Dundas Hamilton dental office.
Did you know that over 50% of North Americans suffer from dental anxiety? With this in mind we've equipped our office and staff with the techniques and tools to reduce anxiety in the dental chair. Schedule a dental appointment in Hamilton today and see for yourself!