DENTAL IMPLANTS IN TORONTO ON
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental implants are not exactly a new technology, but their popularity has increased in recent years because of their ability to restore oral health while simultaneously providing a beautiful, natural-looking smile that is also permanent. This page will explain what they do and how they work.
Advanced Techniques Put A New You Within Reach
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.
WHY 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 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: Implants are the most cost effective solution when looking at the long term cost analysis
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 are have many advantages over dentures and bridges.
THE ANATOMY OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental Implants 101: The Post
The post is a medical-grade titanium screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. The advantages of medical-grade titanium are that it doesn’t corrode and it has properties that help it fuse permanently with human bones. As an added bonus, modern dental implants now only require four posts to restore an entire arch.
Dental Implants 101: The Crown
The crown is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of porcelain and is also fully customizable so you can design your perfect new smile. It’s also strong enough to allow you to bite into an apple or an ear of corn.
Dental Implants 101: The Abutment
The abutment is what holds the post and crown together. The connection created by the abutment reinforces the post and crown, making them even stronger and permanent (but removable by a doctor). The best part is that these begin supporting your new teeth the same day as your surgery.
Dental Implant Procedure & Recovery
The dental implant 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 Implants
Because implants are a more permanent solution to tooth loss compared to dentures, the dental implants cost 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.