Dental Implants in Toronto
Dental implants are a popular solution for restoring oral health while giving you a natural-looking smile.
What Are Dental Implants
When implants arrived on the dental scene more than two decades ago, the good news was that they gave new hope to a lot of people who had given up on their teeth. The bad news was they required drilling up to two dozen holes in your mouth. Fortunately, dental implants have come a long way thanks to advances in procedures and techniques. Get to know these products and see how they can revitalize your life, as well as the cost of dental implants.
Why Use Dental Implants?
Predictable: The dental implant procedures today are extremely safe and predictable.
Longevity: Implants are the best long-term solution for tooth replacement.
Conservative: Implants do not involve any other teeth (adjacent teeth do not need to be ground down as with a bridge).
Bone Preservation: dental implants help prevent bone deterioration and preserve the facial structure that occurs with missing teeth.
Stability: No more dentures that move and slip when eating and smiling.
Better Aesthetics: Implants always allow us to create more natural looking teeth.
Affordable: When looking at the dental implants cost it's important to remember the long-term cost analysis when compared to temporary solutions.
If you’ve been overwhelmed with the prospect of losing your teeth or have lost one tooth or many teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. Dental implants have many advantages over dentures and bridges.
The Anatomy of Dental Implants
Dental Implants 101: The Post
This is a medical-grade screw made of titanium that acts as the root for your new teeth. The advantage of this type of material is that the properties of the titanium have properties that help when fusing it with human bones.
Dental Implants 101: The Crown
The crown is the part of the tooth that you can see. This is typically porcelain material and is easily customized for your needs. Modern crowns are also stronger than they used to be, allowing you to eat what you want when you want.
Dental Implants 101: The Abutment
The abutment is what holds the post and crown together. This connection strengthens the post and crown, providing a solution that is stronger than other options. The best part is that these begin supporting your new teeth the same day as your surgery.
Dental Implant Procedure & Recovery
The procedure requires the surgical placement of small titanium posts to the jawbone where teeth are missing. The posts and bone bond together (osseointegration). This creates a solid foundation for the artificial teeth.
Prior to surgery, you will be able to address any concerns you may have about the procedure during your consultation visits with Dr. Belman and with the surgeon we refer you to. You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
Cost of Dental Implants
Because implants are a more permanent solution to tooth loss compared to dentures, the cost of dental implants is somewhat higher. At the same time, because they are more permanent, the long-term replacement and maintenance costs of implants will be lower than other solutions.