Dental Implants - Richmond Hill and Thornhill
One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. A titanium implant is first embedded directly into your jawbone underneath the gum tissues. Once the implant has become integrated with its surrounding tissues, it is held firmly in place. A highly realistic artificial tooth is then placed on top to complete your smile.
A dental implant looks and feels just like a real tooth would. Compared to other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or dental bridges, dental implants offer superior durability, stability, and aesthetics. An implant functions completely independently and stabilizes adjacent teeth while enhancing your bite. In addition, implants can be used to keep a denture or bridge in place.
A great benefit of implant restoration is that it support your facial structure. One of the negative consequences of a tooth extraction is that the surrounding tissues will begin to deteriorate due to not being used. Because an implant replaces the missing tooth's root, it helps to preserve your surrounding bone tissues. Also, because an implant is made of titanium steel, it won’t break down like natural teeth.
When are implants used?
They are often used to replace missing teeth, eliminate the need for dentures, or provide additional support to make your conventional dentures more comfortable and secure.
How long does a dental implant last?
With proper care, implants can last a lifetime. The titanium steel material ensures that the implant won’t erode or break down for many decades.
Is placing an implant painful?
Compared to other dental procedures, dental implants are more surgically invasive and take more time to be placed. However, all of our procedures are performed with an anesthetic so you will remain completely comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. In fact, most of our patients are surprised at how little discomfort they felt during their procedure.
To learn more about dental implants, contact our dentist in Richmond Hill or Thornhill to set up a consultation. We’re committed to providing you the best dental care Toronto has to offer.