Teeth are better in complete sets! In fact, you can’t have a great smile without a full set of strong, healthy teeth. Missing a tooth can create a domino effect of damage that impacts your appearance, confidence, oral health, and overall well being. Dr. Leclair is pleased to provide the most natural tooth replacement alternative today –dental implants. Have a complete, healthy smile free from worries, all provided in the comfort of our practice as we provide both the surgical and restorative aspects, no need to visit a specialist.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant consists of two parts: a titanium post that serves as a new tooth root and a dental crown or other dental prosthetic to replace the part of the tooth above the gumline. When the biocompatible post is inserted into your jawbone, a process called osseointegration occurs, which means that your bone tissue grows tightly around the post to stabilize your custom-designed replacement tooth. Implants are the only restorative dentistry solution that actually stops jawbone loss and lets you retain healthy bone structure crucial for good oral health. And since teeth provide structure for your face, you cheeks will look fuller, giving you a younger appearance.
Are You a Candidate?
Almost anyone with one or more missing teeth is a candidate for implants, although good oral and overall health improve implant success. At your implant dentistry consultation, we’ll discuss your specific concerns and analyze your jawbone mass using non-invasive scanning technology; a cone beam CT scanner. In order to place an implant adequate bone structure must be present, if minimal bone is found bone augmentation may be possible.