Sometimes, you may lose a tooth and wonder why you should bother replacing it. After all, the gap left isn’t conspicuous while smiling, plus there are other teeth left to do the chewing. In these challenging economic times, why not leave it and save the dough?
On the contrary, there are many reasons why you should replace your missing teeth. When your tooth is left untreated, it impedes your oral hygiene, encourages bone resorption, and causes the nearby teeth to shift towards the space.
Dental implants procedure
While there are many options to replace your teeth, dental implants from Esquire Dental Centres in Scarborough, Ontario, remain the “gold standard” of filling up that bothersome gap. But what should I expect from the procedure? Is the process painful? Here is what to expect from dental implant treatment.
The first process is an initial evaluation of your mouth to determine if you have sufficient jawbone to support a tooth implant. While years back, patients with insufficient jawbone were locked out of dental implants, today, bone grafting has enabled those with inadequate jawbones to benefit from the procedure.
If you have a severely broken or decayed tooth, it will need to be extracted before the implant placement. You shouldn’t fret over tooth extraction because anesthesia and modern equipment have made tooth removal painless and straightforward.
Surgical insertion of the implant
The next step is to insert a biocompatible titanium screw into your jawbone. Again, this process is painless because your dentist uses anesthesia to get rid of any discomfort. After insertion, the implant post fuses with your jawbone after several months. Following fusion, your implant is firmly cemented to support a crown or bridge.
Once your implant is secured in the jawbone, the next step is the placement of an abutment that supports a crown. Sometimes, the abutment can be fixed during the implant placement, but the results are the same either way.
Installing a crown
After your gums are healed, it’s time to wrap up the treatment by placing a crown, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. You can now walk away with a tooth replacement that closely mimics your natural teeth.
Dental implants near me
Ready to get dental implants in Scarborough, ON? Please dial 416 223-7869 to book an appointment with Esquire Dental Centres? Drs. Ashraf Awadalla, Amir Awadalla, and Mark Awadalla will install dental implants that look, feel, and act like your natural teeth.Back to Implants Page