If you have lost any teeth and still have a gap in your smile, dental implants are a highly effective and permanent way to fill it. Implants are artificial tooth roots positioned in the jawbone to fill the second and invisible gap left by the lost tooth root. Implants can anchor a new tooth to complete your smile.
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges
Traditionally, people have had dental bridges to replace missing teeth and these can do an excellent job over many years. By filling the tooth gap, they keep neighboring teeth in proper positions. If the gap is left for long enough, those teeth would drift out of alignment and move into the space. That can throw your bite out of alignment and give rise to the painful condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). As a qualified neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Chapnick can diagnose and treat that condition, but you would surely rather not have it develop in the first place.
Dental bridges fill the space, but they leave the gap in the jawbone where the tooth root used to be. That allows for gradual bone resorption (shrinkage), and a little indented area will eventually form under the tooth gap.
The implant itself is made of a biocompatible titanium alloy. After it is placed in the bone, the bone tissue grows in closely around it. There are screw-like grooves running around it that allow a strong and permanent connection with the jawbone, making the implant a sturdy anchor for your new tooth. Implants can actually hold more than one tooth. One implant could anchor two adjacent teeth; four can hold an entire arch of teeth; and eight can anchor a mouthful of new teeth. Implants can also hold bridges.
Two or three months of time elapse while the bone heals around the implant then Dr. Chapnick attaches the porcelain or acrylic tooth, and now both gaps are properly filled. Your tooth alignment will not deteriorate, your jawbone will stay intact, and your smile will be improved by the new porcelain tooth. If you practice good daily dental hygiene, come for regular check-ups and professional cleaning, your implant-anchored porcelain tooth should serve you indefinitely.
Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Chapnick is skilled and experienced at dental implants. He will give you a complete evaluation of your dental health and will let you know if he finds any gum disease. It is important to treat this as early as possible, before the bacteria enter the bloodstream and cause problems elsewhere in the body.
As a neuromuscular dentist, he will be looking at your bite when he does a dental implant, and if he finds any jaw or tooth misalignment he will discuss treatment options with you.
Immediate Tooth Replacement Dental Implants: Teeth in a Day
If you have lost all of your teeth – or if your existing teeth are damaged to the point where it would be impractical to fix each one individually – Dr. Chapnick can replace them using an procedure called immediate tooth replacement dental implants.
The immediate tooth replacement technique is more convenient and predictable than the traditional dental implants procedure, but provides your bite with the same strong and long-lasting foundation. Best of all, the Immediate Tooth Replacement procedure can be completed in a single day.
Immediate Tooth Replacement Dental Implants Procedure
The immediate tooth replacement technique uses four to six dental implants to attach a complete set of permanent replacement teeth. The dental implants used in this technique are capable of functioning immediately, and usually do not require a bone grafting procedure. Many patients who do not have enough bone density to support traditional dental implants end up being great candidates for Immediate Tooth Replacement implants.
Dr. Chapnick will carefully plan your procedure ahead of time to ensure it can be completed in a single day. You will be fitted with an immediate set of replacement teeth that allows you to enjoy a restored smile the very next day after treatment. After a month of healing and stabilization, your initial prosthesis will be upgraded to a permanent set of replacement teeth.
Benefits of Immediate Tooth Replacement Dental Implants
Immediate tooth replacement dental implants come with a wide range of benefits, including:
• Minimal recovery time
• Minimal discomfort
• More affordable
• Easy maintenance
• Allow you to eat a wider variety of foods
• Never have to be removed
• Stabilize your jawbone
With the immediate tooth replacement technique, you will never need to worry about dentures slipping while you speak or eat, and you can regain the self-confidence that you lost when your teeth first began to deteriorate. This revolutionary new procedure allows our patients take pride in a beautiful, functional new smile that has been custom-crafted to meet their unique needs.
If you need to restore a full set of missing teeth, please contact Molson Park Dental Office today to schedule an immediate tooth replacement consultation with Barrie/Toronto dentist Dr. Adam Chapnick.
The Barrie and Toronto general dentists at Molson Park Dental Office have a range of options to offer you if you’ve recently lost a tooth. Replacing a missing tooth is crucial for avoiding serious, long-term dental health issues.
The strongest, sturdiest tooth replacement options are dental implants. These pieces of dental work, when cared for properly, can last you decades.
As such, our general dentists often recommend them to patients looking for tooth replacement. However, before you undergo any procedure we will ensure you are a sound candidate for that procedure. We’re committed to providing our patients with safe, effective dental treatments. If you’re a resident of the Barrie, Ontario area and you want to speak to our general dentist about dental implants, please call the Molson Park Dental Office today at 877-606-6462.
The Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants
The good news is that most people are good candidates for dental implants. General dentists across the world have refined and improved the procedure, making it a reasonable option for most patients. However, the fact remains that dental implant placement is not right for everyone. A good candidate for dental implants:
That last point is crucial. Dental implants, because they’re made from strong materials like porcelain and titanium and are implanted deep within your jaw, are incredibly strong and durable. They can last for decades.
However, this will only be the case if you take care of them. Dental implants don’t require unique care, but in order to reach their full durability potential you must practice simple dental hygiene. This includes:
If you meet these conditions and we determine you’re a sound candidate for dental implants, we’ll discuss the next steps with you. Long-lasting tooth replacement is not a dream. It’s reality!
If you would like to know more about dental implants, please call or email our dental office in Barrie or Toronto today. We will arrange a personal consultation for you with Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Chapnick. We look forward to meeting you soon.