dental-implants

When you have missing teeth in the mouth, it can put a damper on how much you enjoy smiling. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, consider replacing any missing teeth that you have with prosthetics. One highly effective way to keep your teeth looking beautiful is to get dental implants installed by your Smiles by Dr. Patel dentist in Ajax.

What is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a way to replace teeth that have been lost due to injury or removed from the mouth by a dental professional. An implant is the best way to replace teeth, as they are permanent, safe, and highly effective. Your dentist may recommend dental implants to keep your teeth from experiencing any issues after a tooth has been removed, such as problems chewing or issues with your bite.

How Are They Placed?

Dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw. A titanium post will be inserted and allowed to heal for several weeks. After it has healed, your dentist will place an abutment on it and then attach a crown to it so that it is held in place securely.

Do You Qualify?

To be a good candidate for dental implants, you only need a few essential characteristics. Your health must be good enough to undergo surgery and successfully heal after it has been completed. As long as you maintain excellent oral hygiene and follow all aftercare instructions from your Smiles by Dr. Patel dentist, your implants will be functional and allow you to regain oral health.

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Dental Implants and Crowns

Dental implants are fixed comfortable solution for a missing tooth, and they can feel like natural teeth. They are designed to last for a long time with appropriate care and good oral hygiene habits. They also fill the obvious gaps created by missing teeth and keep the alignment of nearby teeth in proper alignment. It also helps minimize bone loss from areas with missing teeth to prevent reduction on jaw bone volume. Dental implants are an excellent fixed solution for your teeth. We can also provide you with a solution to grow the bone in your jaws to create a foundation for receiving a dental plant. There are no age restrictions to be a candidate for dental implants. We will thoroughly examine your specific medication situation prior to formulating a dental implant treatment plan for you. Once dental implants are placed in your mouth, it does take a few months for the implant to integrate with your jaw bone. Once this occurs, we will begin the process of making you a porcelain white crown that matches the colour of your nearby teeth.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are small threaded titanium posts that are placed in the area of your missing teeth under the use of local anesthetics. Many times, this procedure can be done with the use of a sedative agent for anxious patients. We will provide you with instructions after the surgery for appropriate home care. The discomfort after the surgery can be managed by use of pain management medications prescribed after the dental implant surgery appointment.

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Dental Implant Crowns

Following the placement process, your dental implant is ready to receive a dental crown. We will take the mold of your dental implant to send it to our dental lab. Your implant dentist Dr. Patel will insert the dental crown, once fabricated in a dental lab, on top of your dental implants using a small screw hold channel or by gluing it with a dental cement.

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