It is not uncommon for people to lose teeth as a result of extensive caries, periodontal disease or other reasons.
In the past the first line of treatment were fixed or removable partial dentures. However, implants have revolutionized the way lost or missing teeth are replaced.
With dental implants, we have the opportunity to replace the older treatment modalities with an approach that is not only contemporary and closer in appearance, comfort and function to natural teeth, but more conservative towards the remaining tooth structure.
Our services include:
Fixed dentures or ‘Bridges’ involve damage to natural healthy teeth on either side of the lost tooth or teeth and replacement with a “bridge” that sits atop the two ‘prepared’ ends with the help of caps or ‘crowns’.
Implants on the other hand replace the lost tooth root in the bone with a physical ‘root’ in the bone without the need to damage healthy adjacent teeth – effectively, ‘a tooth for a tooth’!
In comparing the economics of the two treatments, you might want to estimate how much you’d agree to receive in exchange for giving or sacrificing one natural tooth.
No way are you doing that, right? Your teeth are priceless! Therefore the idea of actually spending to have them damaged when you wouldn’t receive anything in exchange for it needs to be weighed against an option that preserves your own natural teeth.
Contact Moonstone Dental Centre, Oakville at (905) 829 5665 to book your dental implants appointment, or: