How we restore smiles marred by tooth loss with modern treatments like implants

At Gloucester Family Dentistry in Gloucester Ottawa, Ontario, we believe in second chances. For teeth that cannot be preserved through interventions such as root canal therapy, we recommend extractions followed by prompt replacement. With modern dental technologies and science, dentists like our own Drs Fuad Tanha and Sami Kandalaft rebuild portions of a damaged tooth or even an entire tooth in a way where the result looks, feels, and functions like the “real deal”!

Options for tooth replacement

Dental restorations broadly refer to replacing portions of a broken or damaged tooth with fillings and crowns. Today’s tooth replacement options or prosthetics include implants, bridges, and dentures. Historically, patients were limited in their options to replace missing teeth. In turn, dental bridges and removable partial and full dentures were the “go-to” treatment to replace a single tooth to a mouthful of teeth.

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Dental implants represent a breakthrough in how dentists replace patients’ teeth and restore their complete, confident smiles. Unlike traditional bridges and dentures, implants are designed like natural healthy teeth. The implant is a cylindrical-shaped post that is positioned in the jawbone. Made from biocompatible materials like titanium and zirconia, the surrounding bone naturally joins to the implant. Once fused to the rest of the bone, the implant is now a part of the jaw and can function “as intended” – like a replacement tooth root! No other forms of tooth replacement account for the roots of the teeth. So, once the implant is attached to the prosthetic tooth, it is considered to have superior stability and the most natural function and aesthetics.

Other treatment options are supported in the mouth by neighbouring “anchor” teeth (bridges) or natural suction and products like denture adhesive (dentures). Furthermore, dental implants help to keep the bone in the jaw strong because they are connected to the rest of the jawbone. Devastating bone loss, associated with the loss of teeth, is avoided. Our patients also appreciate that implants are a terrific value. With proper care, these teeth can last a lifetime and do not require any extensive or special treatment. Just treat them like natural teeth to ensure their longevity.

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One implant can be used to support a single tooth (or crown). Or a few strategically-placed implants can support several teeth as a bridge or denture. Our dentists emphasize using quality materials and precision planning when restoring teeth. They also work with some of the area’s top specialists to ensure the precise and predictable placement of the implant. Phone Gloucester Family Dentistry at (613) 319-0845 to learn more about the many options available to restore your healthiest and most attractive smile.