Dental and Jaw Implants

Dental and Jaw Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants can replace teeth by placing a post in the jaw bone, a stud on that, and then a crown is placed over that stud so that it appears to be a tooth.

Why should you get a dental implant ? Several reasons: the dental implant looks like a real tooth, allows you to chew food easily, and keeps the teeth aligned properly.

Also, a dental implant does not need to be removed, unlike dentures, to be cleaned. You simply follow your daily oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss as you normally would.

What are the disadvantages of a dental implant? Depending on what material is used for the dental crown it can chip or break. One must also keep in mind allergies as some people have allergies to certain metals.

Jawbone Implants

Jaw implants can be for cosmetic purposes or to help the patient chew and speak well. The bone can be elongated or shortened. To lengthen the jaw, the dentist can add a cadaver bone or allow the body to create new bone using a graft. This way, the jaw becomes stronger and the chin be comes more defined.

A jaw implant is often the best way to treat a sever overbite or underbite. Left untreated, either one can cause:

  • Speech problems
  • Issues with chewing food
  • Problems with swallowing
  • Chronic headaches, jaw pain (TMJ), and grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Chronic mouth breathing

How can you get more information on jaw implants?

If you want more information on jaw implants in Ajax, speak to your dentist see if it is right for you.

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