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Are Dental Implants Stand-Alone Restorations for Missing Teeth?

The replacement of teeth that have gone missing due to periodontal disease or trauma, or those that had to be extracted due to infection, decay, or failed root canals, must be thoughtfully considered. When tooth loss or extraction occurs, it is often recommended to talk to a dentist about immediate replacement to maintain the health and function of the smile.

Teeth Implants Treatment in Mississauga area

For some of our patients at Dentistry On 10 in Mississauga, Ontario, Dr. Rina M. Kotecha might recommend placing a dental implant for missing teeth as an effective treatment for tooth loss. Dental implants are a reliable and long-lasting way to achieve results.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are titanium metal posts that a dentist will place in the jawbone. Doing so creates a root replacement, which stimulates bone growth around it. When the implant is fully fused to the bone through osseointegration, it is the proper foundation for restoration over the top abutment. This might include a dental crown, porcelain dental bridge, or even full dentures for implant-supported appliances.

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Are dental implants stand-alone restorations?

Absolutely! This makes them a more desirable draw than dental bridges. Dental bridges are fabricated from dental crowns on each side and fused to false teeth called “pontics.” Dental bridges can replace one or several more teeth in a row, but to place them, they require adjacent teeth. Perfectly healthy teeth may need to be filed down and prepared to place the crowns over them, affecting natural teeth that are healthy and fine. No adjacent teeth are needed with dental implants, making it a more conservative option for patients with otherwise healthy surrounding teeth.

Where can I find a dentist that does dental implants “near me?”

Many patients love dental implants as a way to replace a missing tooth without affecting surrounding ones.

If you are ready to learn more about implants as a solution for missing teeth, we advise you to book an appointment with our team by calling (905) 455-9262 to determine the best option for your unique needs.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.