Dental Implants Toronto
Have you recently undergone dental implant surgery in
Toronto from one of our trusted oral surgeon referrals?
Tooth Replacements For Dental Implants
Are you ready to restore the function of your teeth with the help of high-quality, customized dental crowns following your implant placement? Once you’ve healed from your dental implant surgery in Toronto, we’ll customize and craft a dental crown for you in our comfortable office on Wellington St. E. There are many benefits to undergoing the dental implant procedure and to receiving dental crowns, including enhancing the appearance and functionality of your smile, but more on that below.
What Are Dental Implants?
Though we don’t perform dental implant procedures at our office here in Toronto in the financial district, we can discuss the implant procedure with you and refer you to one of our most trusted oral surgeons. As our patient, we’re dedicated to ensuring your oral health is never compromised, therefore, if we think dental implants are the right solution for you, we’ll let you know. If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can fully replace these teeth – from the root to the tooth itself. An implant is a titanium screw that will be surgically attached to your jawbone if you’re in good oral health. Your jaw will typically take around nine months to fully heal, however, you may receive your dental crown earlier as all the heal happens behind the scenes. Before your dental crown is crafted, we’ll take impressions of your mouth, send them to a dental lab here in Toronto, and then we’ll fit it to the abutment attached to your dental implant. While we wait for your customized dental crown to arrive, we can provide you with a temporary crown and easy-to-follow aftercare instructions.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
When our patients in Toronto have missing teeth, one thing they always worry about is the appearance of their smile. We never want our patients to feel disappointed in their own smile. We want them to feel 100% confident and that can be achieved with the help of dental implants and customized dental crowns. No more hiding their smile. No more avoiding family pictures. After receiving your dental crowns, you won’t be able to stop smiling and no one will ever notice a difference seeing as crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Improved Bone Strength
One reason we refer patients to an oral surgeon to consider dental implants is that the longer you go with missing teeth, the likelier you are to experience bone loss. Even if you just have one missing tooth, your jawbone can begin to weaken and not be able to fully support the rest of your teeth, leaving you susceptible to gum disease. By having dental implants placed, you can prevent bone loss from occurring and keep your jaw nice and strong.
Improved Bite & Chew
Having missing natural teeth can drastically decrease your ability to comfortably bite and chew food. While dentures are an option, they can slip around too and have to be removed afterwards to be cleaned. With dental implants, however, they offer a durable, strong bite and chew, and are cleaned when you brush your teeth. Curious as to when you can eat normally after dental implants? Toronto oral surgeons suggest waiting at least two weeks before trying to get back to your normal diet again so your tooth implants have a chance to heal. This means you’ll need to stick to soft and non-sticky foods for a bit to ensure they don’t come loose from the bone.
Not only can missing teeth cause drastic bone loss and digestion issues, but it can also leave patients with speech impediments that they end up feeling embarrassed about. Dental implants can help reverse or prevent speech problems since they provide a reliable structure for your mouth and keep your tongue from slipping. Unlike dentures that can easily slip around, dental implants are permanent.
Improved Facial Structure
Did you know that your teeth are supporting your cheeks and your lips? If you have large gaps in your teeth, collapsing can occur and cause unwanted facial changes. In order to keep your cheeks and lips looking plump and full, you need healthy gums that can support dental implants.
Do I Need Bone Grafting Surgery?
If you’ve gone a long time with gaps in your teeth, it’s only a matter of time before your jawbone starts negatively adjusting to this change and starts weakening. Without a strong, durable bone to support dental implants, they won’t be able to heal properly. This is when bone grafting is required. A piece of bone will be taken from another part of your body, or from a donor, and attached to your jawbone. Once this heals (which may take around three to six months with an initial recovery time of two to three weeks), you’ll be able to have dental implants attached and not have to worry about them not being fully supported. Worried about bone graft surgery or getting dental implants? Toronto is full of amazing maxillofacial surgeons who perform these procedures every single day. Dental implants have a 98% success rate for a reason and we have excellent referral surgeons to connect you with.
Contact Us To Discuss Dental Implants Placement Today
Toronto oral surgeons are great at what they do and there are so many who we know, trust, and rely on to help our patients who require dental implants. When our patients hear “dental implants”, they immediately assume it must require some extensive surgery and that they’ll be out of commission for a while, but this isn’t true. While every patient heals differently, the dental implant procedure is quite simple and doesn’t require complex surgery at all. Never hesitate to contact us while you’re in the healing stage either. We may not perform the dental implant procedure in our office, but we’re still always here for you when you need it most. Ready to find out if getting a dental implant (or multiple) is the right solution for you? We’re more than happy to discuss this with you during your next appointment in our comfortable Toronto office, or, if you can’t make it to our office, call us today and we can discuss the dental implant procedure with you over the phone (416-865-9494) and refer you to a periodontist.