Dental Implants: An Introduction

Hello and welcome to the brand new dental implants blog of Dr. Layth at Molson Park Dental Office! We are ecstatic to finally have a great way to communicate the benefits and advantages of dental implants to our Barrie, ON area patients. Today, Dr. Layth is blogging in order to give our patients an overview of dental implants and what makes them so great. Dental implants provide an amazing new treatment option for patients with a missing tooth or teeth, and we believe it is important that all of our current and prospective patients know exactly what options they have for restoring their smiles.

A New Solution to an Old Problem

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are made from titanium. They are made up of three parts, which include:

  1. The Implant Fixture: The fixture is the piece of the implant that is directly fused to your jawbone during the procedure. This part will replace your missing tooth root and support the rest of the implant.
  2. The Abutment: The abutment is attached to the implant fixture and serves as a connector for the fixture and the replacement tooth. This part can be placed before or after the recovery period of the implant process.
  3. The Replacement Tooth: The final part of the dental implant, the replacement tooth is connected to the fixture by the abutment. Our replacement teeth are custom made for you to ensure that your replacement teeth match your remaining natural teeth.

What sets dental implants apart from other forms of teeth restoration is the process of osseointegration. Because dental implants are made from titanium, the body does not recognize your implants as a foreign material, allowing them to be naturally integrated into the body through osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process where your jawbone and gums heal around the implant fixture, accepting it as a natural part of your anatomy. Each implant fixture is covered in small holes and ridges which your gums and jawbone will thread themselves through, pulling your implant firmly into place. It is this process that makes your dental implants work and feel just like natural teeth.

Dental implants possess many benefits that may persuade you to choose them for your restoration treatment. For instance, osseointegration ensures that your implants will never move or get loose. In fact, once the recovery period is complete, your dental implants are permanently in place. And, they require nothing more than your normal brushing and flossing to make sure they stay that way.

Schedule a Consultation in Barrie, ON

As you can see, dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular treatment for missing teeth available. This is because dental implants provide a quality replacement tooth that is not only comfortable, but also durable and permanent. If you would like to find out whether or not you might be a good candidate for teeth restoration with dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Layth today. We look forward to helping you restore your smile soon!