Dental Implants in Toronto
At Central Dental Group, our approach to replacing missing teeth with dental implants can improve your smile, restore normal speaking, chewing functionalities and uplift facial structure at the same time.
Why Missing Teeth Should Be Replaced
Missing teeth can take the joy out of the little things of everyday life, including speaking, smiling, or eating your favorite foods.
A full set of adult teeth is meant to last a lifetime, but this is not always the case. Despite practicing good oral hygiene, teeth may be lost due to several reasons, including bacterial infections, gum disease, untreated tooth decay, accidents, or trauma. A missing tooth can also be unsightly and uncomfortable, in addition to causing a host of oral health, and overall health problems.
Did you know that lost teeth can result in bone loss, uneven bite force and sagging facial structure. In addition, missing teeth can cause gums to recede and jaws to shrink, which in turn weakens the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth then become more susceptible to tooth decay and plaque buildup.
Neighboring teeth can also lean into the empty space, resulting in overcrowded or crooked teeth. Receding gums create pockets where bacteria grow and result in the spread of gum disease.
One of the greatest developments in dental history is implants. This form of treatment, designed for the replacement of missing teeth, is both predictable and incredibly successful at achieving its intended purpose. For patients at Central Dental Group who are missing teeth, dental implant treatment can be a life-changing experience.
We ensure the comfort of our patients at every step of the implant procedure and use the latest sedation dentistry techniques to minimize any discomfort.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are very small posts made of titanium. In a simple procedure performed with local anesthesia or sedation in our office, a post or posts are inserted into the jawbone. Over the course of a few months, bone tissue will fuse around the posts to form a solid foundation, onto which the chosen restoration will be affixed. Implants can hold crowns, a bridge or they may be used to stabilize a full denture.
Implants are biocompatible, which means that the titanium fuses naturally with your jawbone and performs the role of a firm tooth root. This provides a lifetime of outstanding support to restorations.
Patients at Central Dental Group can feel confident choosing dental implant treatment for their long-term needs, knowing that our dentists have the precise skill to achieve excellent results. Most patients feel minimal, if any discomfort during and after their implant procedure, finding it possible to resume normal activities the day after treatment.
During the initial stage of the dental implant consultation, we gather information about your medical and overall health in order to get a clear idea of your health status. Our patient-friendly staff then explores treatment options and formulates a plan that addresses your health, as well as budgetary considerations.
The first phase of dental implant restoration begins with Dr. Walton (in-house periodontist) assessing your overall health and suitability of the desired location in the jawbone. Once the implant(s) are placed they must heal for approximately 3 months to allow time to merge with your jawbone. Once the implant has married to the bone, the restorations for the implants are ready to be placed. Restorations for implants are designed and placed by Dr. Soll and Dr. Frederiksen, who have decades of experience restoring dental implants. By restoring the smile with dental implants, you can feel confident with your new smile.
Why come to Central Dental Group for Dental Implants?
There are several reasons for choosing dental implants. Aside from their natural look and feel, implants can last a lifetime with good oral care. Nothing special, just routine hygiene and professional care to keep the remaining teeth and gums in optimal condition. In addition, in most cases it is recommended to wear a professionally fitted grinding appliance (referred to as a Night Guard) to alleviate the abnormal forces that can be placed on these new restorations due to grinding.
Other benefits of dental implants include:
- They look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
- You can speak, laugh, chew, and eat without worrying about your dental restorations slipping or working loose.
- Unlike partials or dentures, implants have the potential to stabilize jawbone deterioration that follows tooth loss.
Just like natural teeth, implants rely on disease-free gums for long-term support. With our team, patients receive personalized, ongoing dental care designed around their specific needs.
Central Dental Group uses state-of-the-art, high-precision 3D imaging and implant planning software that makes dental implant procedures much faster and highly successful. Our dentists use the latest tools to analyze the anatomy of your jaw and determine the correct implant sites prior to surgery. Our personalized and modern approach helps save time and accelerates recovery time after the procedure.