Rebuild After Tooth Loss with Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more of your teeth and would like to restore the look and function of your original smile, then dental implants may be a solution for you. Dental implants aren’t just for older adults who have lost many teeth—they can be a great choice for any adult who has healthy gums, a strong jawbone, and who is experiencing permanent tooth loss.
Belman Dental Centre is here to discuss if you are a good candidate for dental implants and walk you through the procedure from start to finish.Request Appointment
What Causes Tooth Loss?
You may require dental implants if you are experiencing permanent tooth loss. There are many reasons why tooth loss can occur, including injury, tooth decay, and gum decay. Depending on the severity of tooth loss, the treatment can include dental implants, dentures, or bridges to restore your smile to how it was before the tooth loss.
What Is a Dental Implant?
You may be wondering what a dental implant actually is. A dental implant is a titanium artificial root that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the tooth that is no longer there. An artificial tooth is secured to the titanium, which securely holds it in place.
Dental implants, as a solution for tooth loss, can support your oral health as they won’t decay like a natural tooth does, and they will provide support for your jaw and help to aid in jawbone healing.
What Can You Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure?
The procedure is divided into two main parts: placing the implant and placing the replacement tooth. In addition, there are smaller steps in between, including removing damaged teeth, potential bone grafting, and bone growth. The process of a dental implant procedure can take up to several months as the first stage requires the bone to heal after the implant is placed. Because of this, expect to make a few visits to the office during the procedure as well as after to check on the implants.
Placing the Implant
Placing the implant into the bone requires a surgical incision into the gum. The bone is then drilled into and the titanium implant is placed in. This step concludes with waiting for the bone to heal for several weeks before moving on to the replacement tooth. Sometimes, a temporary denture will be placed while waiting for the bone to grow.
Placing the Replacement Tooth
Once the bone has sufficiently healed, an abutment can be placed on the implant. The abutment is the in-between piece between the artificial tooth and the implant that allows the two to attach. After the abutment is placed, the artificial tooth is placed as a final step. There is an option to choose an artificial tooth that is removable, fixed, or both.
After the dental implant procedure, you may have some swelling or discomfort. This should go away with pain medication.
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- 1881 Yonge St., Suite 403
- Toronto, ON M4S 3C4
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- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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- Saturday: Closed
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