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Dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health after oral trauma or disease.

An implant is a synthetic tooth root, usually made of titanium, in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. A replacement tooth, either permanent or removable, is then fixed to the post.

The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.

Single or Multiple Implants
If you are only missing one tooth, one implant and replacement tooth is enough; however, if you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.

Implant advantages
Conventional bridges and dentures can be unstable, making it difficult to confidently eat or smile. Implants not only look more natural, but also feel and act more like strong, normal teeth. And because they don’t directly rely on neighbouring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth.

Post-Treatment Care
Your replacement teeth need to be treated the same as your natural teeth with daily brushing, flossing and the same amount of regular check ups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.

If you think you would benefit from dental implants, contact South London Dental Care Centre today at 519-672-8770 to schedule your no-obligation consultation to discuss all of your options.

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