Dental implants have surged in popularity, and with good merit. They have experienced one of the most significant advancements in the dental industry, as they have a number of benefits that have proven to simplify and enhance the lives of many.
Simply put, dental implants are utilized to replace your natural teeth. However, the implants themselves are metal posts that provide the root structure for a dental crown. The latest technology in dental implant procedures enables us to provide you with a permanent option for tooth replacement that is both affordable & sustainable.
The dental implant procedure involves placing a small titanium post into the bone; we then allow it to heal for a period of 2-4 months - this allows the titanium implant to fuse completely to the bone, and this acts as a root that the natural looking porcelain tooth will be secured to eventually. Usually the fabricated tooth is fastened after the healing period of 2-4 months, however sometimes we are able to bypass the 2-4 months that are usually needed for the bone to fuse to the implant and add a temporary porcelain tooth onto the “root” the same day that the implant is placed. Once the bone has fused around the implant, that small titanium post acts as a permanent root, and a beautiful, natural looking porcelain tooth is fabricated and fastened securely onto it.
Aside from replacing individual missing teeth, implants can also be used to support replacing several missing adjacent teeth with permanent bridges. We can also use dental implants to support a denture, meaning that a traditional denture can be stabilized and secured instead of just relying on suction or gravity to keep it in place. This stable, secure type of restoration looks, feels and functions more like natural teeth.
Thanks to innovations in dental implant technology, dentures, bridges and other traditional teeth replacement technology are becoming a thing of the past!
Whether you are simply starting to think about tooth replacement, or hoping to replace ill-fitting or uncomfortable dentures, dental implants just may be the solution that you are searching for. Contact the Markham Stouffville Smile Centre if you have any questions about dental implants or to book a no obligation, FREE consultation.