Are you considering filling in a gap in your smile with dental implants, but aren't sure if traditional implants or mini implants are the better choice? Our Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, share some information on both types of dental implants that will help you decide.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants function as a root replacement system. They're made of titanium, a metal that easily bonds to bones. Once the titanium posts are placed in openings made in your jawbone, the bonding process begins. Bonding, the most important step in the process, generally takes about three to six months. Once your implant is securely attached to your bone, a lifelike crown will be attached to the top of it.
Dental implants offer an excellent long-term tooth replacement option. Because your new crown is attached to the implant, it won't slip when you chew. Implants are an ideal solution no matter how many teeth you've lost. In fact, implant-supported dentures offer an important benefit for denture wearers. When dentures are attached to implants, you won't experience the decrease in biting power common with removable dentures.
How are mini implants different than traditional implants?
The titanium posts used in mini implants are about half of the diameter of those used for traditional implants. Unlike traditional implants, there's no waiting period before you can receive your dental restoration in our Mississauga office. Mini-implants offer a shorter recovery period and are less expensive than traditional implants.
Traditional implants won't work if your jawbone is too shallow. Adding bone grafts can improve depth, but the procedure adds additional time to the implant process. Because mini implants are smaller, they can be used for shallow jawbones and don't require grafting first.
Mini-implants also improve denture stability. Implant-supported dentures are designed to snap on to the heads of the implants, providing a secure foundation for your new teeth. As few as four mini-implants can support an entire upper or lower denture.
Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for traditional or mini dental implants? Call our Mississauga, ON, dentists, Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety, at (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment.
Find out how this simple restoration could restore your missing teeth for life.
When it comes to treating your tooth loss you want a restoration that will stand the test of time and also act as much like a real tooth as possible, right? We thought so. This is why our Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa are happy to offer dental implants. There is no other restoration that comes close to looking and functioning like real teeth like a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
An implant is a metal restoration that is designed to replace your missing tooth’s roots. An implant is placed in the jawbone under the gumline by our Mississauga, Ontario, general dentists. In order to get implants, you will have to undergo two minor procedures.
Why are dental implants placed in the jawbone?
Since the implant is meant to function like tooth roots they need to be placed into the jawbone in order to provide the bone with the stimulation it needs to remain healthy. Plus, over time, the bone and tissue will grow around the implant. Once the bone and implant have become one the implant is designed to last a lifetime (if you maintain good oral hygiene and properly care for your new restoration, that is!).
How long does it take to get implants?
Getting implants can take several months. How long it takes will depend on a myriad of factors from your overall health prior to getting implants to which teeth you need to replace. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a more specific timeline of when you can expect to get your new restoration.
Who is a good candidate for implants?
Most healthy, non-smoking individuals who are missing one or more teeth are good candidates for implants. We will need to examine your mouth and make sure that your mouth is healthy enough for implants and that you have a healthy, strong jawbone that will be able to support your implants.
Are you ready to find out if dental implants will be able to revive your oral health and replace your missing teeth? If so, call Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, today.
Metal braces aren’t the only way for teens and adults to get the perfect smile.
Once you get older, it can be pretty embarrassing and awkward to wear metal braces in order to get the smile you want. But what if our Mississauga, Ontario dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, told you that you didn’t have to wear metal braces? In fact, there is a nearly invisible way to get the smile you want without others noticing.
If you are a teen or adult looking to fix spacing issues, crowding, an overbite, underbite or other malocclusions, then you may be happy to hear that most people will be able to fix their problems with Invisalign. Instead of sporting the brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign offers a series of customized clear plastic aligners that fit snugly over your upper and/or lower teeth. Each aligner is designed to shift teeth around, according to the treatment plan mapped out by our Mississauga general dentists.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign?
If you are deemed a great candidate for Invisalign, here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy with this orthodontic treatment over traditional braces:
- Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth, so they will provide superior comfort and flexibility, and are less likely to cause irritation than metal braces.
- Since aligners can be removed, it makes it much easier to clean them and your teeth and gums. You won’t have to worry about maneuvering around brackets and wires to remove plaque and food. There’s also less chance of developing cavities with Invisalign if you care for your smile properly.
- You can enjoy eating all of your favorite foods without restriction. With regular braces, there are many foods you have to stay away from, as they could pull off wires or brackets and lengthen the course of treatment. With Invisalign, you just have to take your aligners off before eating and then rinse them off before putting them back in.
- On average, adults often have a shorter orthodontic treatment than with traditional braces.
Have questions about Invisalign? Want to find out if this is the treatment for you? Then call Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, today to schedule a consultation.
Isn’t it time you knew the telltale signs of gum disease?
Gum disease happens to more people than you may realize. Fortunately, if you seek proper dental care from our Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, you’ll find that during these routine visits we are able to detect gum disease during its earliest stage when it’s still reversible. Of course, you may want to keep an eye out for these signs of gum disease, as well:
- Swollen, tender, painful or red gums
- Gums that bleed, particularly when eating, brushing or flossing
- Gums that are starting to pull away from the teeth, making teeth appear longer
- Chronic bad breath
- Mouth sores
- Loose teeth
Of course, many people never even experience symptoms or don’t notice problems until the periodontal disease has become severe. So, what is the best way to prevent this issue from happening to you? Visit your Mississauga, ON, general dentist every six months. While these routine cleanings may not seem important, they are crucial to a healthy mouth. Even if you aren’t experiencing the symptoms listed above, you could still have periodontal disease, so coming in twice a year will ensure that if you do have this problem that we are able to detect it and begin treating it right away.
You will be happy to hear that periodontal disease in its earliest stage (known as gingivitis) can be reversed. If you come in for routine checkups, there is a much better chance that we will be able to pinpoint whether or not you have gingivitis so that we can prevent it from becoming gum disease. We will discuss your oral hygiene and habits to see what simple lifestyle changes need to be put into place in order to improve the health of your gums. You will also need to come in more regularly until we know that your gingivitis is completely gone.
Here are some simple tips for keeping gum disease at bay:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day (once in the morning after breakfast and again at night before bed)
- Floss every day. Flossing is one of the best ways to keep teeth and gums clean and to remove plaque buildup from between teeth
- Come in for bi-annual cleanings and exams to check the health of your smile
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in processed carbs and sugar
Whether you are experiencing any of these symptoms above or you just need to book your next dental cleaning, turn to the trusted dental experts at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON. Call our office to schedule your next visit.
Your smile is as unique as your personality. As we age, our teeth can show signs of everything from the foods we enjoy, to how active we are, and whether or not we listened to our dentist and practiced good oral hygiene and preventive dental care. But even with the best dental care routines, teeth are still susceptible to cosmetic damage and normal wear and tear over time. The dentists at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services for everything from teeth whitening, to correcting common cosmetic problems like chips, cracks and sizing and spacing issues.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Mississauga, ON
Dentists use restorations like crowns and porcelain veneers to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth, but they are also used to improve function and strengthen damaged teeth from trauma or decay. There are several types of cosmetic restorations:
- Porcelain veneers and enamel bonding
- Cosmetic contouring
- Professional teeth whitening
- Enamel colored (white) fillings
- Gum grafting and recontouring ("gummy smile" treatment)
The main goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve size, shape, color and spacing for a more symmetrical and aesthetically attractive smile. Cosmetic contouring can change a tooth's size and shape with veneers or dental bonding, which use composite resin material to match the color and texture of a natural tooth. Professional teeth whitening treatments remove stains and discolorations and brighten the teeth beyond what is possible with over the counter products. Cosmetic bonding is also used to seal a tooth after a root canal in place of silver (amalgam) fillings. Dental crowns can restore a tooth after treatment for larger cavities and extensive tooth decay, allowing the dentist to save the remaining portion of healthy tooth from extraction.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Mississauga, ON
A beautiful, new and improved smile can be as simple as a professional teeth whitening or cosmetic bonding treatment away. For more information on the option that is best for you, contact Creditview Dental by calling (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment today.
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