If you have suffered from tooth loss due to decay, disease, injury, or other reasons, you are probably all too aware of the many ways it can impact your life. From your confidence in your smile to your ability to speak and chew food properly, tooth loss has multiple effects on your quality of life – not to mention your oral health. Fortunately, dental implants are a very effective tooth replacement option that addresses all of these issues, restoring your smile’s appearance, function, and health.
Dr. Ashish Papneja, the dentist at Hyde Park Dentistry in London, Ontario, has undergone specialized training in implantology and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Over the years, Dr. Papneja has restored hundreds of patients’ smiles with dental implants. Along with Dr. Marjan Moaveni, he is proud to offer this versatile tooth replacement option to patients from London, Ontario area.
To understand how dental implants work, it helps to know a bit about the tooth and jaw anatomy. A natural tooth has two main components:
While other tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges replace only the crown portion of missing teeth, a dental implant replaces both the crown and the root. The implant itself is a small screw-like piece of titanium that is surgically placed into your jawbone, where it fuses with the bone to form a solid, stable foundation for your new tooth. While this may seem like a simple concept, it has a variety of positive benefits for your smile!
Dental implants can be an excellent choice for many patients who have experienced tooth loss. If your jawbone does not have sufficient density or volume to support the implant or you have other oral health issues that need to be addressed, Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni may recommend treatments such as bone grafting or restorative dental care to help improve the success of the implant. To schedule your consultation and learn whether dental implants are right for you, call our London, ON office today at 226-271-2522!