One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. If you have teeth that are missing or damaged, you may be anxious about your smile and the way it makes you look. Many people intentionally smile with a closed mouth, so their teeth are not visible. The team at Downtown Whitby Dentistry is here to make sure you don’t have to live like that anymore. We can help provide tooth replacement options that will fix your smile so you can show off your straight, bright, full set of teeth with happiness and confidence.
There have been many advances in cosmetic dentistry over the past few years, and there are more options than ever to choose from when you’re ready to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. Dental implants are an extremely popular option. A dental implant is essentially a metal post that is installed into your jawbone like a screw. Most implants are made from titanium. The metal is fused to your jawbone and acts as an anchor to hold a new tooth in place. Once the implant has been surgically placed, your Whitby dentist will take some time to let the bone and gums heal before proceeding.
While you’re waiting for your gums and bone to heal, the team at Whitby Dentistry will likely provide you with a temporary tooth so you can continue eating, laughing, speaking and chewing with confidence.
Once the bone and gums have healed, your dentist will install a replica tooth, making you look as if the tooth was there naturally all along! The tooth placed on top of the metal implant post is called a crown, and most crowns are made from porcelain. These are custom made to match the look, shape and colour of your natural teeth.
While the cost of dental implants and crowns are often higher than other tooth replacement options like traditional dentures, they offer many benefits like permanency, longevity, and a natural look and feel that solutions like removable dentures just can’t compete with.
If you’re ready to take control of your missing or damaged teeth, call the dental team at Downtown Whitby Dentistry today. We’ll set up a time to assess your unique situation and work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs in a way that’s comfortable, affordable, and has you smiling with confidence for years to come.