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Implants Restoration

Dental Implants can be an option if you have one or more missing teeth. If the missing space is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity which can change your bite, bone erosion can occur in the area, and even changes in speech might occur.

Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures.

The implant replaces the tooth root and actually integrates with the bone, forming a strong bond to the jaw bone that provides a stable foundation and a permanent replacement to the missing tooth. Your implant will look and feel just like a natural tooth, allowing you to chew and speak normally.

Implants are composed of three main components:

  1. Implant screw – This part of the implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in the bone. Titanium is accepted by the body extremely well and fuses with the bone (called osseointegration) during the healing process.
  2. Abutment – This is a metal collar that attaches to the top of the implant screw and is the base for a crown, bridge, or denture.
  3. Crown - The crown is the manufactured tooth that fits on top of the abutment. Bridges and dentures can also be secured to the abutment. The placement of the crown, bridge, or denture is the final step of the implant process.

After thorough assessment and evaluation, dental implants can be placed by a dentist using local anesthetic and then allowed proper time to heal so that they actually become part of the jaw bone. Once the healing stage is complete, the patient returns to our office for the process of receiving their final restoration. The restoration is designed to match the patient’s teeth, and is often as strong as the patient’s own natural teeth. This overall process can take four to six months for most patients, depending on their oral health.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist in Toronto for implants restoration, please give Yonge Dentistry a call at (416) 489-6955 to schedule a consultation with our dentist.

We use intraoral cameras that allow us to share before and after picture of treatments performed in our office. This gives us a tremendous advantage when educating patients to be completely informed and confident about any treatment that needs to be done.