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Dental Implants

Our dentists at O'Connor Dental Centre perform dental implant procedures to restore smiles and protect the lifelong oral health of our patients.

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Dental Implants, East York Dentist

A Two-Part Solution for Missing Teeth

If you are missing teeth, it is important to have them replaced because gaps in your teeth can lead to a number of oral health issues.

When a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause misalignment issues. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate, resulting in facial collapse or negatively impacting your ability to eat and talk. This is why it is important to us that we offer solutions, such as dental implants, to help restore your oral health.

A dental implant is made up of two parts that act as a single unit: a biocompatible titanium screw and an artificial tooth. Dental implants help prevent the teeth surrounding the gap from shifting. They also introduce new tooth roots to the jaw, which can help prevent the loss of jaw bone volume and strength.

Replace Missing Teeth to Keep Your Jaw Healthy

Your teeth help keep your jaw bone healthy due to the continual pressure they produce when chewing and biting. If the jaw bone is not stimulated, it will begin to break down gradually.

The Dental Implant Process

The entire dental implant process will take a few steps. We will start with an oral exam, and then X-rays will be taken of your head, jaw and teeth. If your dentist determines that implants are the right treatment option for you, we will refer you to an oral surgeon. Once the surgery is complete and you've had time to heal, we will schedule an appointment at our office to complete your treatment.

At your surgical appointment, the implant is placed into your jaw bone. Over time, the implant will bond with the natural bone and serve as an anchor for a tooth replacement.

The next step in the dental implant process involves your dentist securing the artificial tooth (or teeth) to the dental implant. Depending on the number of implants placed, your restoration could be an individual crown, a bridge or a full denture.

When put together, the two parts of the dental implant help give you a restored smile, prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain and prevent jaw deterioration and facial collapse.

FAQs About Dental Implants

Knowing what to expect before you start your dental implant journey can make all the difference in your comfort level going into the procedure. Learn more about what our clients are asking about dental implants.

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