Implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They appear and function as that of real teeth.
There are criteria that patients need to meet to be suitable candidates for dental implants. These are:
- Bone loss
- Certain medical conditions
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Psychological illness
We will discuss all these criteria with you in depth. We will also proform diagnostics tests to confirm that you are suitable for the procedure and to help plan the best way about it. These tests may include:
- Dental examination
- Dental x-rays
- CT scans of your jaw bone
- Moulds of your mouth
If a tooth is removed or lost and not replaced fairly quickly, a series of dental problems can occur. Smile Creation offers dental implants as a safe a reliable way to prevent potential problems and to fill the gap left by the missing tooth and gap in jawbone left by missing tooth root.
When a tooth is removed, the jawbone shrinks as the tooth is no longer present to keep the bone in function. As bone recedes over time, it will often result in changes to your facial shape and jaw line, creating a more aged appearance: lost of teeth from the back of mouth may cause sunken cheeks and lost of teeth towards the front may lead to a sunken lip appearance. Dentals implants is also part of cosmetic dentistry, allowing replacement of teeth and preservation of the jaw bone.