Dental Implants in Toronto
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A dental implant is a surgical-grade root that is used to replace a portion of the natural tooth that is missing. The implant is made out of titanium due to its biocompatibility property. The titanium implant infuses into the jaw and anchors the replacement tooth. A ceramic crown is then mounted on this titanium root to complete the tooth replacement. Dental implants can be used to fix anything from a single missing tooth, a broken tooth, a decayed tooth or an entire set of teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I get a Dental Implant?
When most people lose a tooth for good, it is advisable to get a dental implant, and here is why. The root structure of teeth is essential to the size and shape of the jawbone. Once you lose a tooth or a few of them, your jawbone will shrink causing the skin of your face to sink in. This will in turn cause wrinkling of the face and will make the face look older than it actually is. Getting a dental implant will ensure that your jawbone remains intact since it retains the tooth’s root structure. More so, a dental implant lasts a lifetime, so you don’t have to worry about replacing it from time to time. Dr.Paltsev will provide further insight and expert advice as to why you need to get an implant.
What does the procedure entail?
The entire procedure is a multi-step process that takes anywhere between 6 and 9 months. The procedure starts with a keyhole surgery to place the titanium rod in the root position of the tooth. The guided keyhole surgery ensures minimal damage to the soft tissue around the gum therefore quick recovery. Typically, this procedure does not take more than 2 hours during which you are sedated or under anesthesia. The implant is then left to heal for around 6 months, depending on how well it is healed. This allows for the implant to infuse with the bone structure. During the healing period, you will return to your surgeon to check on the healing progress from time to time.
Once the completely healed, a permanent crown will be fitted and placed. Once the procedure is done, your new implants fit right in and can’t be told apart from your natural teeth. Your new teeth will feel just like your natural teeth, from the look, to the feel and the chewing capabilities after a brief adaptation period. The same way you take care of your natural teeth, proper care should be given to dental implants, with proper hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.
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