Permanently Restore a Lost or Missing Tooth | We Offer Several Options for Permanent Dental Implants
Downtown Dental Centre – 181 University Ave. M5H 3M7
If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth that are causing you pain, or are creating complications for your oral health, you have a variety of options at your fingertips to help you replace them. As an alternative to dentures and bridges, dental implants offer a permanent, natural looking way to replace missing teeth.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant, constructed of high-grade titanium metal, is surgically placed into your jawbone, where there was once a healthy root for your missing tooth. As the bone tissues heal around the implanted, metal, root, the implant becomes fortified, in your false tooth’s place-holder. Once healed, the dentist will attach an abutment, on top of which a realistic artificial tooth is placed.
Who performs the procedure?
Dr Termei is our resident Periodontist at our office in Toronto. Dr Termei is a dental specialist who has extensive training in gum surgery, bone grafting and placing dental implants.
Who are ideal candidates for dental implants?
People who have healthy gums and sufficient amounts of jawbone tissue to support a dental implant are ideal candidates. If your jawbone has reduced in size or has not developed normally, we may recommend a bone graft to add synthetic bone tissue to your supporting jaw bone. Finally, patients who do not smoke have the highest chance of receiving a positive prognosis. Tobacco use can severely impede on the healing process.
Others things to keep in mind
Because this is a more serious procedure, several visits to our office will be necessary to complete your dental implant placement.
After your implants are placed, follow-up visits will also be necessary to ensure your implants are functioning well.
Check to see if your insurance plan covers your dental implant’s costs. Dental implants usually cost more than other procedures so not all insurance companies will cover a full course of treatment.
In rare cases, complications can occur, which includes bleeding, infection, numbness or injury to nearby muscles or the sinus cavity.
Schedule your consultation today with our implant specialist, Dr. Termei, to see if dental implants are right for you.