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Dental Implants: The Perfect Solution to Missing Teeth
We've Got the Deets on This Permanent Restoration

You don't know what you've got until it's gone. When a patient looses a tooth, the experience can be very distressing. A patient may lose a tooth as a result of an injury or accident, or may choose to have it removed when decay does its damage and root canal therapy is not a suitable option.

Luckily, dental implants (one of the most fundamental advancements in dentistry in the past 30 years), will replace your lost tooth with an artificial tooth that feels, functions and looks like a natural tooth! It's pretty remarkable.

How Does It Work?

Dental implants are, in essence, screw-shaped artificial roots implanted into the jawbone. They bond with the jawbone to support a natural looking artificial replacement tooth (crown). Dental implants serve as a permanent solution – with proper care, they will often last a lifetime in a patient's mouth! The only component that may need replacement is the artificial crown.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Most patients are candidates for dental implants. In order for the dental implant to successfully merge with the jawbone, the patient must have sufficient and healthy bone and gums. There are also certain medical conditions that may interfere with the success of the implant, such as diabetes or cancer. It's important to speak with your dentist and go over your medical history when determining whether dental implants are right for you.

About the Procedure

Before the surgery, a patient may first require some bone preparation before their implant is placed, but this is not always needed. The procedure itself will typically take 1-2 hours, and the patient will receive a local anesthetic to ensure the treatment is comfortable and pain-free.

After the implant is surgically buried into the jaw bone, the patient will go through a healing phase that will typically last four months. This process of the implant merging with the bone is referred to as osseointegration.

In the final phase, once the patient has fully healed, the dental professional secures the artificial tooth onto the implant – and this is when the patient can truly smile! Dental implants have a very high success rate (over 95%), so as long as the patient follows the care instructions provided and continues to practice an excellent oral care routine, they'll most likely be able to keep their implant for life.

Change Your Life Today

Interested in dental implants? Schedule a consultation with your Toronto dentist clinic today. The team at Bite Dental is always willing to help!