About Dental Implants
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a two component tooth replacement treatment.
The first component is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The second component is a visible crown on top of a titanium screw.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
They are comfortable and look like your natural teeth.
They are strong, long lasting and can even stabilize a denture.
Implants prevent bone loss due to missing teeth and preserve facial structure.
They are made of biocompatible materials, therefore accepted by your body.
They stay in place, so you do not have to worry about them slipping around.
Eating and speech is enhanced with dental implants.
Dental implants are a conservative treatment therefore there is no need to grind down your adjacent natural healthy teeth.
How much do dental implants cost?
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth.
Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary to have us examine your mouth.
After a thorough diagnostic examination and x-rays, we will recommend the treatment that is best for you. Contact us today at 416 925–0154 for a diagnostic exam and x-rays.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our office to book an appointment with our team of highly trained dentists. Our office address is 474 College Street, Suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A4
Who is a candidate?
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants.
The determining factor is the amount of available bone. Contact us today at 416 925–0154 for a diagnostic examination and x-rays to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.
Advantages Of Dental Implants
What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
Dental implants can stop this process.
A traditional denture or dental bridge does not.
When you lose the entire tooth crown and root shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older.
Preserve Natural Teeth
- With traditional dental bridges, teeth adjacent to missing teeth are normally ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge.
There are no loose parts to worry about losing.
The dental implant is stable and comfortable.
The implant will not move around when eating and speaking.
Implants Q & A
How will dental implants affect my life?
Most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very dramatic way.
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth.
This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose.
Will my new teeth look natural?
When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort, and function will be similar to your other natural teeth.
Often, they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.
Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?
Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth.
How much time is required for a dental implant placement?
At Bathurst College Dentistry we use state-of-the-art guided surgical techniques to place dental implants and allow you to have the dental implant placed. First, our dentist places the dental implant in your bone, which is left for three to six months to heal and integrate with the jawbone.
During the healing period, you are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown is put in place. The procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved, and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.
How will I feel after the treatment?
It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues.
Usually the discomfort, if any, is treated with an ordinary painkiller.
You should expect to be able to work the next day.
How will I care for my dental implants?
Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth.