Scarborough Dental Implants: Permanent, Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement
There are millions of Canadians currently dealing with missing teeth, and besides the impact they can have on the smile’s appearance, missing teeth can also make someone much more susceptible to developing additional dental problems such as gum disease, which itself can lead to even more tooth loss! For a patient hoping to replace their missing teeth, they need look no further than dental implants.
Over the past two decades, dental implants have become the most lifelike and durable solution to tooth loss available today, and you can get them right here in Scarborough at the Bal Dental Centre. Dr. Gus Bal is able to provide complete dental implant care all under one roof, making it even easier to rebuild your smile. To learn more about how this treatment could dramatically help your smile and oral health, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone in order to mimic the root structure of a lost tooth. This can then be attached to a variety of prosthetics that can replace everything from a single tooth to an entire arch.
What is the Dental Implants Procedure Like?
A minor oral surgery is necessary in order to get dental implants, and the Bal Dental Centre can confidently handle it in-house. Using highly-detailed scans of your jaw, we’ll find the perfect places for your implants to ensure your new teeth are both strong and secure. After the procedure has been completed, you’ll be given 3-6 months to heal, during which time the implants will actually integrate directly to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once you have healed, you’ll return to our dental office to have your new teeth placed.
How Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth
- Single Tooth: An all-porcelain dental crown will be attached directly to an implant post, and it will be shaped and shaded to completely blend in with the rest of your smile.
- Multiple Teeth: Two implant crowns can be used to support an implant-retained bridge. Two implants are placed on either side of the gap in the smile, and these are attached to prosthetic teeth that sit above the gum line and close the space.
- Entire Row of Teeth: A full denture can actually be affixed to dental implants as well, providing a hold and stability much stronger than a traditional removable prosthetic. And, for patients whose jawbone may be too thin or brittle due to bone degeneration (which is common after tooth loss) to support normal implants, this treatment can also be completed using mini-dental implants, which are much smaller posts that can work better for certain patients.
In any case, dental implants can give patients the smile they thought they may have lost forever. They have a 98% success rate and can easily last for 30 years or more with the proper maintenance. To learn more about dental implants and if they are right for you, please contact us today.
Want a way to help your dentures feel more like your own teeth? Implant-retained dentures are a wonderful option. Implants mimic the strength and function of natural teeth, so they’re able to anchor a denture and give it unmatched strength and stability. With an implant denture, you can look forward to feeling more self-confident, eating hard or crunchy foods again, and having a superior fit compared to a traditional denture.
Missing teeth for a long period of time can lead to gradual jawbone deterioration, which reduces the bone support needed for traditional dental implants. Bone grafting can often address jawbone density issues, but the procedure is lengthy and can be uncomfortable. However, there still is a quicker, easier way to restore your smile using implants, even if you have a weakened jawbone. Read more about All-On-4 implants in Scarborough to determine if this restorative treatment is right for you.
Advanced Dental Implant Procedures
Some patients need some preparatory treatment before they are eligible to receive dental implants. For example, they may need to have their bone built up via a graft so it is strong enough to support their new teeth. Or, they may need a sinus lift surgery to prepare the upper jaw to receive implants. We are able to perform both of these complex procedures right here at Bal Dental Centre.