Posts for tag: restorative dentistry

By Creditview Dental
September 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

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 dental implantsbetter 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.

By Creditview Dental
November 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about dental implants from your Mississauga dentists!

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular way to replace missing teeth. Dr. Brian Kaplansky and Dr. Parneety Randhawa, dental implantsyour Mississauga, ON dentists, explain a few situations in which you may benefit from this tooth replacement option.

You lost a tooth

Whether you lost a tooth due to an injury or tooth decay, a dental implant offers an excellent way to replace your missing tooth. The implant, which looks like a small screw, is placed in your jawbone and replaces the roots of your tooth. Dental implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds to the bone in a few months. After bonding occurs, your dentist attaches a lifelike crown to the top of the implant to complete the process.

You're looking for an alternative to traditional dentures

Dental implants are also an option if you've lost all of your upper or lower teeth. Unlike traditional full dentures that simply rest on top of your gums, implant-supported versions are attached to four or more implants per arch. In addition to anchoring your dentures, your implants also stimulate your jawbone and help prevent or reduce bone loss that frequently occurs after you lose a tooth.

You want a long-lasting option

You're probably also considering bridges or dentures to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Although these restoration options can effectively replace take the place of lost teeth, they usually only have a lifespan of 5 to 15 years. Depending on your age when you receive your dentures or bridges, you may need to replace them at least several times. If you choose dental implants, you'll probably never need to replace your implant.

You care about comfort

Because dental implants are firmly rooted in your mouth, they feel like your missing tooth. You'll never have to worry that your tooth replacement will slip or irritate your gums. Chewing is also easier with implants.

Are you ready to get the implant process started? Call Dr. Kaplansky and Dr. Randhawa, your Mississauga, ON dentists, at (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants.

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