Dental Implants

Restore Your Smile with This Popular Procedure

Losing one or several teeth can be a very unfortunate event. We need our teeth for proper speech and digestion, and not to mention – our teeth are almost always visible when we smile or laugh.

But there’s good news: dental implants, a restorative service offered at Dentistry in Scarborough, can successfully restore teeth that are lost. Dental implants are basically artificial tooth roots composed of titanium, secured into the jawbone to then support a replacement crown or tooth.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

If your gums and bone are in good condition, you’re most likely a candidate for dental implants. However, some health conditions like diabetes might have an impact on the success of the implant bonding with the jawbone. Our Scarborough dentist would be pleased to perform an evaluation to determine whether dental implants would be the right choice for you.

Sticking to a tighter budget? There are other restorative treatments such as partial dentures or crowns and bridges that our Scarborough dentist will be able to talk to you about as well.

The Surgical Procedure Explained

For the typical patient, dental implant placement consists of essential steps or procedures. The first procedure involves implanting the artificial tooth root into the jawbone, with the healing and fusing of the two occurring over several months through a process called “osseointegration”. Following the successful merging of the implant to the jawbone, it is now time to create a new artificial replacement tooth to be fixed to the implant. Our dentist will take impressions, and posts or attachments will be adhered to the implants. Your artificial crown will be created over the posts or attachments, and your dental implant procedure will be complete.

An entire dental implant procedure can take an average of about six to eight months, depending on the individual case, and is generally a comfortable process for the average patient.

A Permanent Solution Needs Permanent Care

As long as a patient takes care of their dental implants through a diligent daily oral hygiene routine, their dental implants can last a lifetime! This includes brushing the teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day, as well as going for regular check-up and cleaning appointments at the dentist’s. The dental hygienist uses unique dental instruments to clean your dental implant thoroughly and gently. Certain tools or techniques may also be recommended by our dentist to be used at home as a part of your oral care routine to ensure the health of your smile and longevity of your dental implant.

Ready for your free dental implants consultation?

Dentistry in Scarborough offers dental implants among many other restorative dentistry services. For more information, please schedule an appointment with us today. We’d love to help you achieve your best smile!

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