If you have one or more teeth that are missing or broken, then dental implants might be a good fit for you. Surgically placed in your jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth, dental implants provide solid support, won’t slip, make noise or cause bone damage.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, a dental implant can be seen as an artificial root made by titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
In general terms, the treatment can take into consideration how many teeth you are going to replace, the condition of your jawbone as well as your remaining teeth. For a better diagnosis, your medical records and some exams will be done during the process of the treatment. Our goal is to ensure you feel comfortable with what we are doing for you.
Dental Implant Process
Dental implant surgery, typically done by maxillofacial surgeons, is a procedure that varies depending on your bone and type of dental implants you require. First and foremost, a careful examination of your mouth is done to determine if dental implants are a right fit for you. This is typically done by taking x-rays of your head, jaw and teeth, discussing your oral history and reviewing your medical records.
After the results of the analysis and if the dentist recommends dental implants, we will book a time to come in to begin the surgery. The specialist will put a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue, then stitching the gum tissue back into place. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
After the healing process, which typically takes a couple of months, the dentist will attach a post, called an abutment, which connects the replacement tooth to the implant. Once the dental team creates an artificial replacement tooth, it will be attached to the abutment. A fixed bridge is then anchored to your dental implants.
Reasons For Dental Implants
There are many reasons for why people get dental implants. They may get dental implants for cosmetic purposes to improve their appearance or to improve their speech and oral comfort. Other treatments for broken teeth such as crown and bridges may not be suitable for them.
Why Choose Us?
At Maxwell Heights Dental Clinic our specialized dentists will provide you with the information you need to get started. Our clinic has a convenient location in Oshawa and Durham. Feel free to contact us by calling us at (905) 434 6222. Our specialists will schedule an appointment for you or your loved ones. Are you ready to smile again?