People who have received dental implants have described them as life changing. Dental implant treatment is considered the gold standard in tooth replacement options. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth.
Imagine what life would be like if you replaced your missing teeth?
Let our wonderful team of implant dentists in Milton at White Canvas Dentistry help you make that a reality.
Are Dental Implants Worth It?
When exploring tooth replacement options, it’s only natural to wonder if taking the implant route will be worth it. Thousands of people have made the choice and are happy with the results. Here’s why.
Dental implants are more secure and stable than dentures. They are permanently anchored in place so there is no movement to deal with when trying to eat, speak, smile and socialize.
Dental implants are less invasive than a dental bridge. To replace a single missing tooth with a bridge, the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth must be used as posts to secure the bridge in place. This means perfectly healthy, natural teeth must be filed down to fit a bridge. Because we aim to preserve all-natural teeth for life, we want to avoid dental bridge treatment when possible. Placing a single implant in between two healthy teeth allows us to replace the missing tooth without disturbing the neighbours.
Dental implants are made of titanium and are long lasting. These surgical grade tooth alternatives can last for life. By comparison, both dentures and bridges are more prone to wear, tear, breakage, refitting or recementing. While it is possible that a crown on an implant may need to be recemented, it is not as common as the wear and tear issues other missing tooth solutions have.
Dental implants are fixed and act like natural teeth. You do not have to remove dental implants to clean them. You simply brush and floss them just like natural teeth. You do not need any dental prosthetic adhesives or cleaners, or cups of teeth at your bedside. Once placed and healed, you will likely never think about your dental implant again, except at dental visits when checking on the health of all your dentition.
Given these benefits, we think you’ll find dental implant to be worth your consideration.
Talk to us about your treatment options today.
Who Can Have Dental Implants?
Any adult with good bone and gum health is a potential candidate for dental implant treatment.
If you have periodontal disease, your dentist may recommend a series of deep cleaning appointments to remove plaque and bacteria from below the gumline, prior to implant placement surgery. This is to reduce the risk of infection.
If you have bone loss in the jaw area around the implant site, you may require bone regeneration treatment before an implant can be placed. This is because just like natural teeth, tooth implants need a a certain amount of jaw bone to hold them securely in to place. Bone regeneration is a routine procedure which can be performed in 60-90 minutes It involves opening the gumline over the missing tooth and packing it with a bone grafting material to build up the bone in the area. It may take anywhere from three to six months or more for the new bone to fully integrate and heal. Once healing is confirmed with an x-ray, you will be ready to receive a dental implant.
Most people with good oral health can proceed directly to implant placement treatment after the loss of a tooth, and do not require these additional measures.
Your dentist will examine your dentition and advise you on your options.
What To Expect During Dental Implant Treatment?
Dental implants have 3 main components – an anchor, a connecting screw, and a dental crown.
Dental implant placement is commonly performed in 3 phases.
- Implant placement – this is the anchor part of the implant that sits in the jaw, no crown is placed at this time
- Abutment placement – this is a special screw that connects the anchor of the implant to the implant crown, no crown may be placed at this time, or a temporary crown may be placed
- Final crown placement –this is the visible part of the tooth that site above the gumline, supported by the anchor and abutment beneath it
In some cases, dental implant and crown placement are performed in a single visit.
There are different benefits and risks to each scenario and your dentist will explain which course of treatment is best suited for your condition.
Regardless of the placement approach, this treatment is common and is performed in the office in 60-90 minutes for a single tooth implant. If multiple implants are being placed, your dentist will explain treatment and time needed in advance, so you feel informed and comfortable before getting started.
Dental Implant Treatment in Milton ON
White Canvas Dentistry is pleased to offer dental implant treatment in Milton ON. Located at 604 Santa Maria Boulevard, facing on to Highway 7 between Bronte Street South & Ontario Street South, just after the Milton District Hospital, we offer you a convenient, local clinic for all your tooth replacement treatments.
Thousands of people have benefited from natural looking tooth implants.
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