Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Maple, Vaughan

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.

Dental Implants

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.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants are necessary to connect the artificial tooth to the jaw bone. They ensure that the crown is always in place. If you fail to close a tooth gap, the proper alignment of the remaining teeth might be lost. Dentures can not prevent misalignment because they do not penetrate the jaw bone. An implant is necessary to transfer the chewing pressure to the bone. The integrity of the jaw bone is maintained by constant pressure during chewing. There are mainly two dental implant types in Canada: the endosteal and the subperiosteal. Endosteal are fixed in the skull bone while subperiosteal implants are firmly placed above or on the jaw bone. The endosteal are more common and are made of titanium screws.

What to Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure?

Many people fear dental implant surgery because they do not know the process. Below is a dental implant procedure.

  • The gap is identified and cleaned.
  • A drug is administered to make you lose the pain perception. This injection is the only pain you will experience during the procedure.
  • The surgeon will make a small incision in your gum to expose the jaw bone. He will also create gingiva flaps.
  • Multiple drills are made of the jaw bone to create enough space for the implant.
  • The implant is fixed firmly and permanently to the hole created during drilling. Dental implants are entirely covered by the bone so that you will not feel them with your tongue after healing.
  • The abutment is placed on the upper end of the implant to aid the healing process.
  • Gingiva is then sutured to cover the abutment.

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.

What Are Dental Implants?

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.

What to Expect After a Dental Implant Surgery?

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.

  • Do not dislodge the implant.
  • Brush your teeth thoroughly before the surgery.
  • Rinse your mouth with saline water severally during the first day.
  • If the pain gets too bad, apply ice.
  • Avoid hydrogen peroxide and mouthwash until the wound is healed.

How Do I get Started with Dental Implants?

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.

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