Dental implants: Lasting tooth replacement in Mississauga
Missing teeth keep you from enjoying the foods you love and those that keep your whole body nourished. They may cause others to have problems understanding what you say. You probably don’t smile as readily because the gaps are noticeable. Eventually bone is lost, giving the face a sunken appearance. The team at Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga suggests dental implants – a lasting tooth replacement option that effectively addresses all these issues.
The root of a natural tooth extends into the jawbone for the stability necessary to withstand bite force. Each time you bite down, the body is signaled to send minerals and nutrients that keep bone robust. When a tooth is missing, that stimulation is gone, and bone begins to diminish, with the body resorbing minerals for use in other areas.
A dental implant, made of a strong, biocompatible material, is shaped something like a small screw. In a brief oral surgery requiring only local numbing, it is precisely placed into bone at the site of a missing tooth. Bone fuses with the implant during osseointegration, allowing it to serve as a replacement root. The implant is topped with a restoration to reinstate function and natural appearance, and to preserve facial bone.
Implants are versatile. A dental implant, finished with a porcelain crown, is used to restore a single missing tooth. Two implants can support a dental bridge, replacing up to three additional missing teeth (a span of up to five). Four (or sometimes more) implants anchor a full denture with great stability.
The success rate for implants is very high, and an implant can last a lifetime with good oral habits.
All about dental implants at Huron Dental Centre
What is a dental implant?
There are times when a tooth is decayed or broken and the dentist is unable to predictably repair that tooth for a filling, a crown or a root canal. In these situations, it may be best to have the tooth extracted and now you are left with a hole where you used to have a tooth.
There are several ways that a dentist can fix the extracted area. Lately, the state of the art treatment to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant.
What are dental implants made of?
Implants are usually made of titanium and they are anchored in the bone through minor surgery. After it heals, that is after we replace the implant, we give it about 3-4 months, and after it heals which is the bone takes the implant and grows around it. Then a custom-fitted crown is placed on top of that tooth.
Usually they are great options to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, however, there are some limitations.
When do you need a dental bone grafting?
First of all, you got to have enough bone support to support the implant. The implant has to have enough bone and if you don’t’ have enough bone that is when you need something called bone grafting. This is basically what it is, building up the height of the bone so that the implant can be placed completely into the bone.
After which the crown part comes in that you place into the implant, 3-4 months later you come back to the office, and an impression is taken to make a mold out of your arch or the wherever the implant is placed, upper or lower arch and the crown is made to fit that implant and the space which is available in the place of the missing tooth.
The crown is pretty much screwed on to the implant.
Is everyone a candidate for dental implants?
There are factors that sometimes implants may not possible because we cannot build up the bone or you do have some health concerns or some medical conditions due to which you may not be the right candidate. In that case, you are left with making a bridge.
The bridge is a suspension between the edges teeth where the missing tooth is and it is much like a crown. Both edges teeth are cut or shaved and the mold is taken and the completed crown is glued on to the missing area.
Implant services at Huron Dental Centre
Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team are committed to making the benefits of this innovative tooth replacement option readily available to patients through:
- Free dental implant consultation.
- Affordable pricing.
- Flexible financing.
- All phases of implantation (planning, surgical placement, bone grafting or sinus lift if needed, restoration, and follow-up) handled in-house.
- The option of an immediate, temporary restoration while the implant site heals.
Call Huron Dental Centre at 855 393-0900 to book your free dental implants consultation in Mississauga.
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Your smile gives out your first impression so it needs to be protected with the best care available. For residents in the Mississauga area, Huron Dental Centre is the best place for quality dental care as we treat all our patients like our extended family. From mild issues such as oral cavities to complex dental surgeries, we provide comprehensive treatments that will suit you according to your unique conditions. Our team is led by Dr.Jameela Jifri who possesses more than two decades of dentistry experience. She and her highly skilled team of dentists who share the same values of compassion and friendly care when it comes to treating patients. Our services include but are not limited to general, cosmetic, orthodontics, children’s and emergency dentistry treatments. As we consider patients’ convenience at all times, we provide easy appointment hours including evenings and weekends, and the practice is located near Square One Shopping Mall with free parking facilities. We provide easy payment options and free consultations to help patients in need and we maintain a multilingual facility to approach all patients.