Do you have a missing tooth/teeth? Are you wearing an uncomfortable removable appliance? If you are looking for a fixed appliance to solve your missing tooth/teeth problems, dental implants could be an excellent solution for you. They can even provide support to your current removable appliances and solve your loose denture problems. A dental implant used to replace a missing tooth is a more conservative, less invasive, more durable, more natural, and much more comfortable alternative.
A dental implant consists of two parts: the first is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second is the tooth-colored crown cemented on top of the implant.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. The good news for denture wearers is that 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, you no longer need to use adhesives or be concerned about teeth that move.
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 grafts 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.
In Father Tobin Dentistry, we provide 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, experience allowing him to create natural-looking, precision-fit, implant-supported dentures and partials.
If you are considering dental implants, Father Tobin Dentistry will perform an examination and determine if you are a suitable candidate. If you decide to have an implant, once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, Dr. Khurana (YOU DON’T NEED TO USE YOUR FULL NAME AFTER FIRST MENTION. YOU JUST NEED YOUR LAST NAMGE) will uncover the implants and attach the healing abutment. Meanwhile, our team will design the final bridge or crown to complete the treatment.
With the state-of-the-art technology available in our clinic, we can offer “Teeth in a Day.” For many patients, we can extract failing teeth, place the necessary implants and place fixed, non-removable temporary restorations in a single appointment. By offering immediate functional and cosmetic replacement of failing teeth, we minimize the disruption of our patients’ busy lives.