Are you an adult living with tooth loss in Mississauga, ON? Our dentists at Creditview Dental can help you get your smile back on track after losing one or more teeth.
Are you an adult living with tooth loss in Mississauga, ON? Wondering how our dentists can help you get your smile back on track when 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. You may have questions about this restoration, so we want to provide you with the answers you need.
What Are Dental Implants?
While an implant is made up of three different parts, but the part that most people are curious about is the metal post. This metal post or screw is placed into the jaw bone where it replaces your missing tooth roots. It even stimulates the jaw bone 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 6 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 6 months to over a 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 to place the implant into the jaw bone. 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 jaw bone present to support the implant.