Dental implants are the most effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth in your mouth.
A missing tooth is more than just an aesthetic concern. It can cause future issues with tooth alignment, jaw strength and your overall oral health. Dental implants are anchors which ensure that the prosthetic teeth are firm on your jaw bone. They are therefore the roots of the prosthetic teeth. If you fear surgeries, do not worry. This procedure is not as intrusive as you may think. Our Maple dentists will be with you in every stage of the process until you regain your dental beauty and integrity.
If you're thinking about getting dental implants, feel free to visit our dental office in the Maple region of Vaughan, or contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Many people fear dental implant surgery because they do not know the process. Below is a dental implant procedure.
You do not need to master all these dental implant steps. They are meant to let you know what to expect during the dental implants procedure.
So, technically, what are dental implants? After a tooth loss, the skull bone starts to lose its ability to hold the other teeth together. A dental implant holds the artificial tooth to the jaw bone. If nothing is done after uprooting a tooth, all other teeth can fall off since no pressure is exerted to this bone. To retain the strength of the jaw bone, a firm interface is required between the new tooth and the skull bone. That interface is what is called a dental implant. Majority of implants are made of titanium to maximize the durability of the implant. It, therefore, connects the prosthetic tooth, crown, denture or bridge to the jaw bone. An abutment is placed between the implant and the tooth to ensure they are appropriately aligned.
After dental implant surgery, you might be anxious to know what is expected of you and what you can do to accelerate the healing process. Immediately you leave the surgery; our dentists will advise you on how to exert pressure on the site by biting the gauze. This is necessary to kick-start the healing process. Change the gauze after one hour, then after 30 to 45 minutes for the first day. Expect slight oozing, pain, and swelling. These are normal healing processes. You should use these tips to aid the healing process and to minimize infection.
There might be green discoloration for the first few days. It should not alarm you. To accelerate the healing process, adapt your diet to include avocados, bananas, eggs, oatmeal, and noodles. Try to avoid hard or acidic food. The crown will be put in place after you have completely healed. Full integration of the jaw bone and the implant takes between 4-6 months. Six months may seem to be a long time, but a bone takes time to grow. The implant must be fully interconnected with the bone before you can start to use the tooth.
If you need dental implants in Maple, Vaughan, call us or fill out a form on our site to book an appointment, today. Our dentists are always happy to help you regain back your dental beauty and smile.