Alliston, ON dentist restores smiles with dental implants
While partial dentures and bridges remain sound solutions for missing teeth, dental implants have become a popular long-term option. At Dominion Street Dental in Alliston, ON, Dr. Oksana Vozna provides all phases of treatment.
Why replace lost teeth?
Nature intended your teeth to function as a team, for optimal nutrition, clear speech, healthy respiration, and an appealing smile.
Just one missing tooth can trigger a decline in overall oral health. The others in the arch likely shift to fill the space. With gaps and overlaps, teeth become more difficult to keep clean, so risk of decay and gum disease escalates. Crooked teeth may also cause unusual wear to those in the opposing arch.
Several missing teeth can significantly impair your ability to communicate understandably and eat a satisfying diet. Each missing tooth increases risk of developing sleep apnea. In addition, without the stimulation of tooth roots, bone diminishes, and the face takes on a collapsed appearance.
Dental implants resolve these issues, with artificial teeth that look, feel, and function normally.
Full dental implants service in Alliston, ON
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. This small cylinder becomes integrated into bone. It is then fitted with an abutment that extends above the gum line and finished with a restoration – usually a dental crown. While the oral surgery, integration period, and restoration take several months, the procedure results in a lasting, non-removable replacement tooth.
Dr. Vozna can generally handle all stages of the process in-house. She is trained and experienced in:
- Bone regeneration for patients who do not have enough bone mass to support an implant, or to protect the sinus cavity.
- Implant placement using contemporary planning and surgical techniques for predictable outcomes.
- Dental crown restorations, including non-metal materials.
- Additional restoration options. Dr. Vozna may recommend two dental implants to affix a crown and bridge unit, restoring up to five consecutive missing teeth. Four or more implants can be placed to anchor a full denture with amazing stability.