Dr. Sherrie Wills and Dr. David Archer are proud to offer implant dentistry at The Clayton Park Dental to Fairview, Halifax and the surrounding area!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighbouring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Sometimes, your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANTS:
Aesthetics – Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
Tooth-saving – Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Smile Confidence – Dental implants will allow you to once again smile, speak and eat with comfort and confidence!
Reliable – The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.