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.