A permanent tooth replacement solution
If you are tired of having to use and care for dentures, then dental implants might be the solution you are looking for. They can permanently replace a missing tooth, or even several, fully replicating the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth.
Dental implants can also prevent possible complications that can come with missing teeth, such as a shrinking jawbone, gum disease, and surrounding tooth decay.
Beyond medical considerations, dental implants also have many other benefits over dentures and other tooth replacement options. They don’t slip, they make speaking and eating far easier, they don’t require any external cleaning, and they always stay in your mouth. They look and feel completely natural, fully restoring your confidence in your smile!
If you are looking for dental implants in Toronto, just visit our dental office and soon you will have a wide, toothy smile, just like you remember!
What is the dental implant procedure like?
When you first come to the dental office, an x-ray is taken of your jaw and teeth to see if a dental implant procedure is the right option for you. If we decide to proceed, a small titanium screw is implanted into your jaw bone. As it heals, the titanium actually fuses to the bone and the gums heals around it. After the implant is in place and fully healed, a crown will be attached, giving you a fully functioning and permanent replacement tooth.
If you require more than one tooth replaced, a dental implant bridge could be the solution. A dental implant bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but secured by implants rather than your natural teeth. This option allows us to replace multiple lost teeth, restoring confidence along with your natural ability to chew and speak.
What is the recovery time for dental implants?
Like with any surgery, recovery time is necessary after dental implants. It can take up to several months for the bone to properly fuse with the titanium implant. After that, it is permanently in place and the replacement tooth can be attached. You may feel some pain and discomfort the first two to three days after surgery as the tissue heals, but after that you shouldn’t experience any other side effects. During the period where the implants are healing, a temporary tooth replacement option can be used to eat and maintain your appearance.
Are they permanent?
A properly fitted dental implant works as a fully functioning replacement for a natural tooth. As long as you take care of them with proper brushing, flossing, and dental office checkups, they should last for as long as a healthy, natural tooth. Dental implants are investments that can last a lifetime!
Are implants expensive?
The cost of a dental implants procedure depends the number of teeth replaced and your insurance. Many insurance companies offer partial reimbursement for the procedure. Before we proceed with any treatment, we will go over several implant options, any fees involved, and a written quote so you will know exactly how much the dental implants will cost and not a cent more. You also should consider that receiving dental implants is a one-time cost, where as caring for dentures and possibly complications that come from missing teeth can be very expensive over time.
To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants in Toronto, call LG Dental Centre for an appointment today at 416-224-8300.