If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth. Today's implants are not susceptible to periodontal disease or tooth decay – the processes that cause breakdown and loss of natural teeth. They are considered permanent – and in most cases can last a lifetime! A dental implant used to replace a missing tooth is a more conservative, less invasive, more durable and more natural and comfortable alternative.
An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant.
Dental implants are intended for use in either the upper and/or the lower jaw to support prosthetic devices, such as artificial teeth. By integrating with the jaw, they enable restorations that range from replacement of one single tooth to an entire arch of bridgework, or as stabilizing elements for overdenture applications.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. There is good news for denture wearers; even complete dentures can now be supported by implants in what is called an overdenture. The advantage of an implant-supported overdenture is that it is completely stable, with no slipping, no rocking and no falling out. Speaking and chewing are unaffected. With an implant-supported denture or fixed bridge, there is no longer any need to use adhesives or to be concerned about teeth that move.
Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types of Restorations?
There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a "partial" at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Are You a Candidate for Implants?
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
What Type of Anaesthesia Is Used?
The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anaesthesia, with or without general anaesthesia.
Do Implants Need Special Care?
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.
Studies have found that the success rate for today's dental implants is as high as 98 percent, with no or little discernible bone loss. In the hands of a properly trained and skilled specialized dentist, they are a safe, predictable and most often preferred alternative to old-fashioned bridges and dentures.
Father Tobin Dentistry provides dental implant services to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results
As an experienced dentist, Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dentures and implant dentistry, which allow him to create natural-looking, precision-fit, implant-supported dentures and partials.
If you are considering dental implants, we at Father Tobin Dentistry will perform an examination and advise you if you are a candidate at your consultation. Implants are placed in our clinic with minimal to no discomfort. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana will uncover the implants and attach the healing abutment. At the same time, our team will design the final bridge or crown to complete the treatment.
In addition, with technology available in our clinic we are able to offer 'Teeth in a Day'. For many, it is possible to extract failing teeth, place the necessary implants and place fixed, non-removable temporary restorations in a single appointment. This provides for both immediate functional and cosmetic replacement of failing teeth, minimizing the disruption to a patient's busy life style.