Missing teeth can take the joy out of many everyday things that you love, including speaking, smiling, and eating your favourite meals. If you are ready to rebuild your smile, Dr. Sol Weiss provides Dental Implants at his Toronto, ON, practice. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically embedded in the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots and provide unmatched support for dentures and crowns. To learn more about the many benefits of dental implants, contact our practice today and schedule your consultation.
Dental implants keep your restorations firmly in place as you chew, smile, and speak. Because of the biocompatible properties of titanium, the implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. In this way, the implant serves the important function of a tooth root, and can provide a lifetime of outstanding support.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or all teeth, dental implants can be an excellent solution. There are two general types of dental implants, each ideal for a particular dental condition.. Weiss can replace one missing tooth with an implant-supported crown. If you are missing two or more consecutive teeth, an implant-retained bridge can permanently fill the gap in your smile. If you are missing all the teeth on the top, bottom, or both dental arches, implant-supported dentures can offer a superior alternative to traditional removable dentures.
Placing implants requires two surgeries. During the first, your surgeon will make a small incision at your gum line. Through this incision, he will insert the implant into the jawbone. Next, he will suture the gums closed. Over the next four to six months, the implant will become permanently fused to the bone. In the meantime, we can provide a temporary restoration. Once the fusion process is complete, you will undergo a second surgery in which abutment pieces are attached to the implants. Finally, when the gums have healed, you can receive your permanent restoration.
There are several reasons to consider dental implants:
Most patients with missing teeth who are in good health and have sufficient bone density are suitable for dental implants. Your candidacy may be compromised if you have a health condition that puts you at risk during surgery, such as heart disease. Patients who have waited to address missing teeth and have experienced jaw atrophy may not be candidates for dental implants. In this case, a bone grafting procedure can augment the jaw, restoring candidacy. Your dentist can determine your candidacy and help you decide if traditional or implant-supported restorations are right for you.
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