“Dental Implants from Start to Finish…..right here in our office!”.
You asked, we listened! Our in house Toronto dentist Dr. Cruz now allows her patients to have their implant surgery done right in our office from start to finish.
What this means is that there will be no need to go to another office except to take a CT Scan. You won’t need to fill out additional new forms and deal with new administrative issues at another dental office. We will easily arrange it so that you can have your implant surgery and crown placement done right here in our Toronto dental office! Implants from A to Z; all under the same roof, just for you!
Dental implants are changing the way we live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look and work like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything. Our patients appreciate knowing that the teeth will appear natural so they can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are gently placed under the gums where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth which are placed just like a traditional dental crown. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone from withering away which occurs when teeth are missing.
The Surgical Procedure
Dr. Cruz will perform the entire procedure right in our Toronto dental clinic.The placement of dental implants involves a surgical procedure. First, implants are carefully placed under your gums. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. We will uncover the implants and attach small posts, which will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes a few months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
Using the latest advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Cruz is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not need a second surgical procedure. There are even cases where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth is extracted, further minimizing the number of surgical procedures. The latest advances in dental implant technology have made it possible in certain cases, to extract teeth, and place implants with crowns at the same visit. This process, called “immediate loading” greatly simplifies the surgical aspect of the procedure.
What types of prostheses (tooth replacements) are available?
A single crown is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own dental implant. A fixed implant bridge can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthetic device (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your lower or upper jaw. The number of implants depends on which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (overdenture) attaches to a bar or ball with socket attachments, almost like a button, whereas a fixed one is permanent and removable only by the dentist.
Why dental implants?
Once you learn about the benefits dental implants, you will understand that there is an easy way to improve your life. When you lose one or several teeth – whether it’s just happened or something you have lived with for years, chances are you will never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself…not to mention its effect on your ability to chew comfortably or smile with confidence. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-esteem and peace of mind.
A Swedish orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept more than thirty-five years ago. It was his pioneering research that opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort, self-confidence and increased self-esteem for millions of people facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
Why would you select dental implants over more traditional types of restorations?
There are several reasons: Does it really make sense to sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a clasp denture (“a partial”) at night may be inconvenient, as well as the fact that dentures that slip can be discomforting and terribly embarrassing. Dental implants easily provide a stable base for dentures so that they do not move and act more like real teeth.
When teeth are missing, the jawbone starts to deteriorate. Conventional dentures do not prevent the jawbone from melting away, and require the dentures to be relined periodically. Dental implants stop the bone from melting away, providing a much more pleasing appearance and significant improvement in chewing function compared to regular dentures.
Are you a candidate for implants?
Please call our office today at 416-595-5490 (Downtown Toronto Location) or 647-951-8888 (Etobicoke Location) for a FREE consultation, and see why so many of our patients are living happier than ever with dental implants. If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not suitable for implants, new simple ways of improving the site where the implant will be placed, such as bone grafting, may be make the area better suitable for implants.
What type of anesthesia is used?
The majority of dental implants and bone grafting can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without the various levels of sedation we offer, ranging from simple laughing gas to oral sedation.
Do Implants need special care?
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.