Dental Implants is the right procedure when it comes to teeth loss. It also replaces missing roots which avoids the dislocation of the jaw bone structure. These are directly implanted into the jaw bone, as opposed to dentures, which are removable and have the possibility to lose their proper fit with time.
The dental implant procedure is a surgical process which requires your dentist to cut the gum tissues, and then drill a hole in the jawbone into which the titanium implant will be placed. A dental implant procedure includes a recovery time period before the dental restoration can be attached. Once it has been attached, the dental implant system should be well maintained through a good oral hygiene system.
Minimal discomfort and swelling are expected in the recovery time, as well as minor bruising and bleeding. But don’t worry as this can be only experienced in the early stages and your dentist at Kerrisdale General & Sedation Dentistry will give you painkillers should you need them.
Regular dental appointments are important to guarantee that recovery will proceed as perfectly as possible, and to see to it that the oral implants are optimally sustained. Contact us if you’re interested in dental implants.
As one advances in age, it is inevitable that one loses a few teeth along the way. Whether one loses these teeth due to an unfortunate accident, or to the ravages of tooth decay, the result will always be the same: an embarrassing gap in your smile. But with the help of dental implants, you can still be confident enough to smile, and say “Hello world!”
There was a time when the only solution to missing teeth was dentures. That was decades ago, and many patients have complained about the discomfort they felt when wearing their dentures. For one thing, dentures make it hard to do daily tasks, such as chewing one’s food. There are even times when the dentures fall off, leading to many embarrassing moments. Patients would also complain that their dentures make a clacking sound, making normal conversations to be rather awkward. Thanks to improving dental procedures, patients now have to option to choose dental implants.
What are dental implants? This a dental procedure in which one’s tooth roots are being replaced with metal roots. The damaged or missing tooth is thereby replaced with an artificial tooth, that would closely match existing teeth and made to function just like the patient’s natural teeth.
Many patients have attested to the advantages of dental implants. For one thing, they no longer have that nagging discomfort while eating. They no longer have to put up with the embarrassing situations where their dentures might fall off. Dental implants are also more durable, and offer the patient that ease of convenience since they wouldn’t have to put up with the awkward task of removing their dentures and making use of dental adhesives.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants or if you would like to book a dental implant appointment, contact your Kerrisdale dentist at Kerrisdale General & Cosmetic Dentistry at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping your smile.
Unlike other restorative procedures, the ideal candidates for dental implants are those still in good general and oral health. For this reason, before undergoing the procedure, the dentist should check if the patient has adequate bone in his or her jaw. This is needed to support the implant. Hence, the best candidates should be free of any periodontal disease.
Periodontists are dental experts who are specialized in these types of dental implants. Both your dentist and periodontist can work together as a team to bring forth better result of the procedure. In the line of treatment, both your periodontist and dentist will discuss with you where and how your implant should be placed. Here is some information for you to better understand why and how the treatment is done.
Most dental implants are done for replacing a tooth or several ones. If you are missing a tooth, your dental team will advise you to an implant and a crown. If you are replacing several teeth, they will do implant-supported bridges. However, if you are going to replace all of your teeth, then you are going to need an implant-supported full bridge or full denture to replace them.
For successful dental implants, the patient may also require sinus augmentation or ridge modification. Sinus modification is done by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants. This is frequently done if the implants are to be placed on the upper jaw. On the other hand, ridge modification may be done when there are deformities in the upper or lower jaw which leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. Consequently, to correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. Then, the defect will be filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. This procedure can greatly improve the appearance and heighten the success of implants.
Considering dental implants? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you understand more about dental implants or book you an appointment.
There’s no need to go through life with missing teeth. False teeth or dentures are the most common alternative which people choose. Though it may be good as well as cheaper than having dental implants, dentures are not ideal for everyone despite the improved quality over years and years of development. Dentures are not securely placed on your gums and might fall off anytime. What you have to do is to place denture adhesive to prevent this from happening. Someone with dentures may also experience discomfort when eating or speaking. Dentures promote infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t fitted properly. If this happens, then you are going to be in need of a tooth filling on the abutment or adjoining tooth. Hence, dentures are given to those who have an already weak jaw and unhealthy gums.
Another way of fixing missing teeth is through surgically placing dental implants. These are only done to those still having healthy jaw and gums. Because dental implants are directly rooted on your jaw bone then there is a great possibility that you still can retain the usual function you had when you still have your natural teeth. If you could maintain good oral hygiene, dental implants can last for 20 years or more. You are not going to be of need of any replacement. You will not worry about your implanted teeth falling off. These are the reasons why when thinking over the choice between dental implants vs. dentures, there are many cons when you restore your teeth using dental implants.
To book an appointment or to learn more about dental implants and dentures, contact our team.
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