Dental Implants for a Life Long Smile
If you have a missing tooth or teeth have you thought about dental implants? This tooth replacement is stronger and more durable than dentures and best of all they act just like the roots of your natural teeth. In fact, in some cases dental implants are actually stronger than natural teeth.
Dental Implants for a Better Life
Made from medical grade plastic for those with allergies, or titanium steel, dental implants are posts or screws that your implant dentist in Toronto surgically places on or in your jawbone.
Because surgery is involved you will need time to heal before the final step of the process. That final step is your beautiful new artificial teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
Before anything happens you’ll need to schedule a dental implants consultation with Sturm & Associates as not everyone is well suited for this type of tooth replacement.
During your consultation your teeth and gums and your chewing system are thoroughly examined to make sure you are healthy enough for implants.
If you have periodontal disease, your Toronto dentist will probably address that issue before continuing with the dental implant process.
If you smoke, your implant dentist will recommend quitting as it affects healing, so much so that you might have to deal with infection and even dental implant failure. Sadly, smokers are in the high risk category for failure as it impedes the healing process.
If you have jawbone loss, bone grafting may be necessary, if that is the case, the healing process will take longer.
Without grafting you can expect your sutures to heal in 6 to 12 months. If you have bone grafting you may have to wait up to 18 months. It depends on the patient.
During surgery your implant posts are placed. Depending on how many teeth are missing, Sturm & Associates may place a single post or multiple posts per arch.
After healing your new artificial teeth are placed on the posts before polishing to perfection.
Dental implants allow you to enjoy life again. Unlike dentures, you are able to eat the foods you like and not have to worry about an unfortunate accident. You also won’t have to deal with adhesives or denture cleaners.
Dental Implants in Yorkville
If you are interested in dental implants call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Sturm & Associates.
Your implant dentist in Yorkville is ready to help you smile again. Call for a no obligation consultation today.