Losing teeth is a common occurrence resulting from accidents, poor dental hygiene or regular wear. In Quebec, up to one million baby boomers have lost all of their teeth. However, there are several effective solutions to help patients suffering from this major health problem recover durable, comfortable dentition.
Missing teeth need to be replaced by artificial teeth to avoid alignment, malocclusion and chewing problems. In addition, missing teeth cause the jawbone to slowly lose density.
There are many options for replacing missing teeth: bridges, partial dentures, full dentures, etc. When possible, dental implants are the ideal solution because they can best reproduce the appearance and comfort of natural teeth.
Implants help stabilize prostheses, rendering them more comfortable, solid and functional for improved speech and chewing.
What is an implant?
A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium screw inserted into the jawbone to replace a root. It can support an artificial tooth (crown), several teeth (bridge) or all teeth (full dentures). The prostheses can be permanent or removable.