In simple terms, a dental implant works like an artificial tooth that is permanently attached to the bone. New dental implant technology has allowed us to provide a permanent tooth replacement option that is affordable & reliable.
We are able to place small titanium post into the bone and allow it to heal for two to four months - this allows the implant to fuse to the bone, making it a permanent “root”. Once healing is complete, a permanent, porcelain tooth is made and fastened securely onto the dental implant. Sometimes an implant “root” is actually stable enough right after it is placed to have a temporary crown put onto the implant at that time. This can be especially beneficial when a patient is missing a front tooth. This can allow us to replace the missing tooth or teeth the very same day as the damaged teeth are extracted.
Dental implants can also be used to support the replacement of multiple missing teeth with permanent bridges or implant supported dentures. Implants can provide a comfortable alternative to loose or ill-fitting removable partial or complete dentures. This type of restoration is stable, secure, and can look, feel and function much like your natural teeth. Dentures and other tooth replacement technologies are quickly becoming a thing of the past, thanks to implant technology. Whether you are thinking about replacing a tooth for the first time or hoping to replace dentures that you have had for years, dental implants could be the solution you are looking for. Contact the Markham Smile Centre for more information and a chance to meet with our experienced dentists to discuss dental implants and you!