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Are you an adult living with tooth loss in Mississauga, ON? Wondering how our dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Aliki Divaris can help you get your smile back on track after missing one or more teeth? If you said “yes” then you may be wondering whether dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you. Of course, we know that you may have questions about this restoration so we want to provide you with the helpful answers you need.
What are dental implants?
While an implant is made up of three different parts the part that most people are curious about is the metal post. This metal post or screw is placed into the jawbone where it replaces your missing tooth roots. It even stimulates the jawbone to keep it healthy and to prevent bone loss.
The metal implant is durable enough to support everything from a single dental crown (to replace one tooth) to dentures (for replacing several or all of your teeth).
How long do dental implants last?
The longevity of your implant will depend on you and how well you care for your restoration. The implant itself is made from titanium, and because it fuses together naturally with bone and tissue it becomes a permanent structure within the jawbone. This means that with the proper care and hygiene your implant can last several decades, which could correspond to having this restoration for the rest of your life.
How long will it take to get an implant?
The process to get a dental implant takes time since we will need to perform surgery and then give your mouth up to six months to heal and fuse with the implant. Depending on how many implants you are getting and where they are being placed, the entire treatment process, from beginning to end, typically takes anywhere from six months to over one year.
Do I need to undergo surgery to get implants?
Yes. In order to get a dental implant our Mississauga, ON, restorative dentists will need to open up the gums in order to place the implant into the jawbone. This procedure is performed right here in our office under local anesthesia, which means that you can go home immediately after surgery.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Most adults who are healthy are ideal candidates for dental implants. We will first need to examine your mouth to make sure that there is enough healthy jawbone present to support the implant.
Are you interested in what dental implants can do for your smile? Want to sit down with our dental team in Mississauga, ON, and talk about your options? If so, call Creditview Dental today and let’s get started.
What does your best smile look like? Straight, with no gaps, bite problems or crowding? If you lack these smile characteristics but wish to change the health and appearance of your teeth, Invisalign clear aligners may be for you. Provided by your dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Invisalign has numerous advantages, helping teens and adults feel confident during and after treatment.
Invisalign has changed orthodontics
Straightening crooked smiles since the late nineties, Invisalign clear aligners have offered patients a comfortable, invisible and effective way to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as improper bite (malocclusion), gaps, crowding, overjet, tooth rotation, and more. Treatment time is half that of traditional braces, and the smooth, biocompatible aligners are non-irritating, discreet and removable for brushing, flossing, meals, and snacks.
Who can wear Invisalign aligners?
Many older teens and adults can. Just come see your dentist at Creditview Dental in Mississauga for a special examination and Invisalign scan. Dr. Kaplansky, a preferred Invisalign provider, can tell you if the system is right for your unique needs and lifestyle.
If it is, the Invisalign lab will fabricate 18 to 30 snap-on aligners which will progressive shift your teeth into positions which are healthier, easier to clean and of course, more attractive. While you wear your aligners (for 20 to 22 hours per day), no one will notice them but you and your dentist! When treatment is over, you'll keep your smile in perfect position by wearing a customized retainer.
Benefits of Invisalign
Adults just like you are enjoying the benefits of a smile which is well-aligned. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that a full 20 percent of people undergoing orthodontic correction are over the age of 21. Millions in the US and across the world choose Invisalign as their orthodontic system because Invisalign aligners:
- Are removable, allowing you to eat whatever you wish and brushing and flossing with ease
- Cause no oral irritations the way metal braces can
- Are super-thin and cause no speech problems
- Predictably move teeth according to special computerized scans and imaging
If you'd like to show your best smile and enjoy great oral health for years to come, investigate the possibilities Invisalign offers. Come to Creditview Dental for a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Kaplansky or Dr. Randhawa. Call the office in Mississauga, ON, for an appointment at (905) 826-4929.
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and with it, how you feel about yourself. At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, craft beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Whether you're a college student who wants to straighten his teeth, or you're a middle-aged adult wanting to whiten her smile, Creditview Dental can help.
The goal of cosmetic dentistry
Building on healthy teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry fulfills patient goals of straighter, whiter, flawless teeth and vibrant gum tissue. In other words, Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Randhawa in Mississauga make smiles as individually attractive as the patients who own them.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says "Your smile becomes you." A play on words, this statement emphasizes how your enhanced smile changes how you look, how confident you feel, and what others think about your personality.
Your friends at Creditview Dental agree; they deliver personalized treatment plans which make flawed smiles look just perfect for their patients' faces, age and lifestyle goals. Whether it's one simple service or a complete makeover, your Mississauga dentists will exceed your expectations.
There are many, and the professional staff--dentists, hygienists, and assistants--work to acquire the latest and best in diagnostics and treatment techniques. The cosmetic dental treatments they deliver are:
- Composite resin bonding to repair small flaws such as hairline cracks and chips
- Enamel contouring to remake chips, smooth uneven or rough edges, and eliminate fissures and pits
- Gum contouring to even a gum line or remove excess tissue (gummy smile) using a soft tissue laser
- Invisalign clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth invisibly, quickly, and comfortably
- Zoom! Whitening to improve tooth color by several shades
- Porcelain veneers to camouflage defects such as dark discolorations and large cracks
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth and improve jaw bone integrity
- White fillings to restore dental decay without dark amalgam
- Porcelain crowns to cover and protect teeth which have substantial enamel damage or which underwent root canal therapy
Services are delivered singly or in combination to render the brightest, straightest, healthiest smile possible, considering your schedule and personal budget, too.
Find out more
Cosmetic dentistry improves constantly, and so can your smile. So, why not call Creditview Dental today for a consultation with one of our dentists? Call our office in Mississauga, ON, at (905) 826-4929.
Do you feel alone in your oral health problems? Well, you shouldn't! The Canadian Dental Association reports that while decay and tooth loss have decreased over the past 40 years, they still happen. In other words, many North Americans have smile gaps from tooth decay, periodontal disease, traumatic injury, or congenital absence of teeth. At Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa fill unsightly and unhealthy gaps with modern dental implants so you can have a complete and functional smile.
The dental implant
Dental implants are a wonder of modern dentistry because not only does they look and act like a real tooth, they also preserve the jaw by exercising the bone every time you bite and chew. This happens by what dentists call osseointegration, a marvelous process whereby human bone bonds to the titanium implant screw. No other metal attracts bone the way titanium does.
Additionally, dental implants may be placed in multiples to support dentures and bridges or they may attach to metal rods inserted into the jaw. Either way, dental implants are super stable and generally last for many decades.
Qualifyng for dental implants
Dr. Kaplansky or Dr. Randhawa may recommend dental implants to their Mississauga patients who have healthy gums, sufficient bone in their jaws, and good overall health. Visual inspection and X-rays give you and your dentist the information you need to make an informed decision about tooth replacement.
If you decide on dental implants, you'll enjoy a comfortable oral surgery right at Creditview Dental. Typically, patients need only simple local anesthetic as the dentist opens the gums and inserts the titanium implant into a pre-drilled hole in the bone. After some weeks of healing (and osseointegration), the site is ready for the metal abutment, which extends above the gum line, and a lifelike porcelain crown.
Denture patients, you should know that Creditview Dental offers mini-implants (MDIs) as well. Inserted in multiples, these devices are about half the size of standard implants and require less bone to be functional. They provide exceptional stability for full dentures, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods without adhesives or slippage of any kind.
Close those gaps
Your dentists at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, have a great track record in closing gaps and creating beautiful, durable and healthy smiles. Consult them regarding your tooth replacement options. Call today for an appointment: (905) 826-4929.
Have you ever wondered how Invisalign treatment straightens teeth without wires and brackets? Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa explain how the Invisalign process work and share some benefits of the innovative orthodontic treatment option.
Consistent pressure is the key
Changing the alignment of your teeth requires constant, gentle pressure. Adding a system of wires and brackets to the teeth is the time-honored way to correct orthodontic issues, but it's no longer the only option. When you wear wire or ceramic braces, subtle adjustments to the wires every four to six weeks help keep your treatment on schedule.
Because there are no wires with Invisalign, there's no need for adjustments. The Invisalign system uses removable aligner trays made out of clear plastic to realign your teeth. Your trays are designed based on a digital impression of your mouth. We'll consult a 3D image to create a series of trays that will address your bite, alignment or spacing issues.
Each tray in the set is designed to be worn for two weeks. Once you reach the end of the two-week period, you'll swap the set you've been wearing for a new set of trays. Trays should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Invisalign offers important benefits
If you choose Invisalign treatment, you'll enjoy these advantages:
- Your appearance won't change when you wear your trays. Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign trays are virtually invisible.
- Improved Comfort: Pain after adjustments and cut lips or cheeks due to loose wires, common problems when you wear metal or ceramic braces, aren't an issue with Invisalign.
- Convenience: You'll immediately regret your choice if you eat popcorn or another forbidden food when you wear traditional braces. Sticky or hard foods are difficult to remove from wires and brackets and can easily damage them. Food restrictions aren't necessary with the Invisalign system because you'll remove your braces to brush, floss eat and drink.
- Shorter Treatment Time for Adults: Treatment time can be as short as one year for adults. If you're a teen, treatment time typically won't change.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign! Call Mississauga, ON, dentists Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa at (905) 826-4929 to schedule your appointment.