Dental Implants, fixture, tooth restoration clinics in North-York
Dental Implants is a surgical medical component (almost all today implants are root-form osseointegrated implants) that interfaces with the jaw-bone (or skull) to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor for braces. To put in simple words, dental implant is titanium screw (titanium post) which placed into the jawbone to replace missing roots and support artificial tooth or teeth replacement.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants address tooth loss and other issues. A dental implant is a titanium screw/post fitted into the jawbone to replace missing roots and support artificial tooth or teeth. Implants include a surgical component that interfaces the implant with the jaw-bone (or skull) to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor for braces. Almost all implants today are root-form Osseo integrated implants.
Why should I consider dental implants?
Tooth loss can occur as a result of accident or injury (sustained mouth trauma) or disease (gum disease, tooth decay etc.) and aging. A missing tooth can erode self confidence and cause physical discomfort. It can have a negative impact on eating and digestion, speech, and appearance, and may indirectly cause TMD/TMJ and jaw pain as it alters the bite. Tooth loss effects the jaw bone and may cause significant loss of bone tissue. As bone loss continues, the gum tissues gradually recede/decrease. In addition, a missing tooth/teeth can greatly affect how a person feels about their smile and overall appearance.
Dental implants are a safe, effective treatment to address missing teeth and are considered as an alternative to dentures.
How do implants differ from dentures?
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently fixed in the jawbone, have the appearance of real teeth and will last a lifetime as natural teeth will—with the proper oral hygiene and care. They are as strong as real teeth and resemble them in feel, appearance and care.
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
After taking x-rays of your head, jaw, teeth, your dentist/specialist will provide an examination of your mouth and discuss if you would benefit from a dental implant surgery.
The stages of Dental Implant Surgery/What can I expect?
The first stage preparation begins by drilling into the bone using either hand osteotomes precision drills to prepare for the placement of an implant. Then the dental implant (anchor) is placed into your jawbone underneath the gum tissue. This allows the gum and tissue to grow around the implant after it is stitched back into place. As the gum tissue heals, the implant bonds with the bone, attaching to the gum. Healing and bonding can take several months and differs from case to case.
Once the tissue is healed, the second stage can start. The implant is surgically exposed by removing some of the overlying gum to attach an abutment to the implant. An abutment is a type of post that penetrates through the gum into the mouth; connecting the replacement tooth to the implant.
The final restorative stage includes placement of the prosthetic tooth or teeth. An artificial replacement tooth is made and attached to the abutment. Sometimes it may take several appointments to properly fit the replacement tooth to the abutment.
If replacing several teeth or even all of your teeth, a fixed bridge is anchored to your dental implants. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration for a missing tooth or teeth made by joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants. By using implants, the bridge will be held firmly in place on each side of the missing tooth or teeth.
It is often possible to place a suitable abutment and implant at the same time. There are certain limitations but this can help the dentist to expose the implant without the need for a second surgery. However, the implant still requires enough healing time for the bone to Osseo integrate.
Tooth loss is undesirable and can happen as result of accident, injury or disease, such as mouth trauma, tooth injury, tooth decay, gum disease and old ages. A missing tooth brings discomfort in eating, chewing, and may affect or change someone speech, digestion and how they look. Tooth loss also has effect on jaw bone (missing a tooth can cause significant loss of bone tissue that once held the tooth below the gum line), as bone continues to lose width and height, the gum tissues gradually decrease. Today studies shows tooth loss indirectly cause TMD (TMJ) , jaw joint pain due to a bad bite situation and digestion dysfunction. Tooth loss effect facial Appearance, and can cause psychological problem.
Dental implants are a safe, well-established, tried-and-tested treatment and probably best available procedure and solution to missing teeth and best effective alternative to dentures. By maintaining a good oral hygiene and care, dental implants will last for a long time, and like your natural teeth stay for lifetime. Unlike denture, dental implants fix permanently in the jawbone and look like your real teeth, they are as convenient and as easy to clean as your natural teeth. They simulate real teeth in appearance, strength, feel and life.