A lost tooth can be found again with a visit to Cloverdale Dental Group’s dental implant dentists. Whether you’ve just lost a tooth or have been missing one for a while, a dental implant specialist can help you find the solution for the gap in your smile.
There are a variety of dental implants, but most follow the same basic structure of ceramic and porcelain crowns with titanium posts. A dental implant specialist will place the implant. When fully integrated into the space, your dentist will fit it snugly and securely with an implant crown where the old tooth was, making it possible to regain the bite you once had. Once properly fitted, your dental implants and any supporting fixtures will feel no different than your natural teeth. Besides being fully functional, dental implants can help you regain the former glory of your smile.
Sometimes dental implants function properly on their own, but other times they are paired with other dental treatments, so be sure to discuss all options with your dental implant dentist. For example, an implant can provide a stable anchor for dentures if you are missing all of your teeth and find that your conventional denture moves around too much.
For those who are missing only a few teeth,an implant-supported bridge rather than partial dentures may be a treatment plan to conside.
Dental implant surgery takes multiple appointments, typically over three to nine months, and in rare cases, even up to a year to complete. If dental implants are deemed a viable option for you, a dental implant specialist will first insert the titanium base into the bone. During the healing period, the implants bond to the jaw, by a process called osseointegration. Your diet may be a bit restricted during this period to avoid damage to the implants and reduce tissue tenderness. After you are fully healed, the implant-supported crown will be fitted and inserted, matching the shade of your adjacent teeth and restoring function and esthetics to the area.
For residents in Etobicoke, if dental implants or oral surgery are the options for you, there are likely many questions, concerns, and fears that you have. An oral surgeon in Etobicoke can help you throughout the entire process and answer any questions you may have. During your first appointment, the oral surgeon will review your current medical history and discuss any specifics of your surgery and treatment. Additionally, if you are currently taking any medications, make sure to bring that information with you and give it to the Etobicoke oral surgeon. In some circumstances, you may need additional imaging — such as x-rays — if the surgeon needs more visuals. This is also a great time to ask your questions, discuss the oral surgery procedure, determine what you can expect, and talk about any other details regarding the dental implant procedure. If you are ready to make that first step, schedule your appointment today and make that perfect, beautiful smile become a reality.