As one advances in age, it is inevitable that one loses a few teeth along the way. Whether one loses these teeth due to an unfortunate accident, or to the ravages of tooth decay, the result will always be the same: an embarrassing gap in your smile. But with the help of dental implants, you can still be confident enough to smile, and say “Hello world!”
There was a time when the only solution to missing teeth was dentures. That was decades ago, and many patients have complained about the discomfort they felt when wearing their dentures. For one thing, dentures make it hard to do daily tasks, such as chewing one’s food. There are even times when the dentures fall off, leading to many embarrassing moments. Patients would also complain that their dentures make a clacking sound, making normal conversations to be rather awkward. Thanks to improving dental procedures, patients now have to option to choose dental implants.
What are dental implants? This a dental procedure in which one’s tooth roots are being replaced with metal roots. The damaged or missing tooth is thereby replaced with an artificial tooth, that would closely match existing teeth and made to function just like the patient’s natural teeth.
Many patients have attested to the advantages of dental implants. For one thing, they no longer have that nagging discomfort while eating. They no longer have to put up with the embarrassing situations where their dentures might fall off. Dental implants are also more durable, and offer the patient that ease of convenience since they wouldn’t have to put up with the awkward task of removing their dentures and making use of dental adhesives.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants or if you would like to book a dental implant appointment, contact your Kerrisdale dentist at Kerrisdale General & Cosmetic Dentistry at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping your smile.