What are Dental Implants?
When there are missing teeth, titanium cylinders can be surgically placed under the gums into the jawbone. These cylinders are known as dental implants. Once the implants are placed your dentist will be able to install your implant supported crown. The newly mounted crown will resemble your real teeth in terms of appearance and feel. Regardless of the number of teeth missing, dental implants are a great, beautiful and long lasting option
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Ordinary bridges and dentures may not be a feasible option for some people due to the lack of supporting teeth, presence of sore spots, poor ridges, and gagging. To attach traditional bridges the teeth present on both sides of the missing tooth must be healthy and viable. Implants are advantageous because there need to prepare the adjacent teeth to replace your missing tooth and/or teeth.
What to Expect
Typically, dental implant treatment is an in-office procedure that is conducted in several stages, and there is adequate time between each procedure. There are several steps involved in placing a dental implant, which are
- Removal of a damaged tooth
- Preparation of jawbone (grafting), whenever required
- Placement of the dental implant
- Growth and healing of bone
- Placement of abutment
- Placement of artificial tooth
You may get teeth in a day, but the final restoration may take several months and healing time may delay that estimated time to completion.
Start to finish, the entire process could take up months. The majority of the time is dedicated to healing as well as awaiting the growth of new bone in your jaw. It may be possible to combine some of the steps based on your situation, or the procedure used.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Easy to Care For
You do not need to buy special products to clean your dental implants or to take care of them. You do not need cups, cleansing tablets, or adhesive. You should treat your implants similarly to your natural teeth when brushing and flossing.
Restores Bite Force
The primary advantage of getting an implant is your power to chew. This ability will be completely restored with a dental implant. Almost all of our patients are unable to identify the difference between implants and natural teeth. After the surgery, patients can eat normally after proper healing, and function with confidence.
Long Term Solution to Tooth Loss
Alternative treatments to implants when replacing your teeth would require periodic replacement, and in many cases would have detrimental effects on other teeth in your mouth. Dental implants could last a lifetime if maintained properly.
Prevents Bone Loss
Losing teeth is often accompanied by the loss of bone mass in your jaw. Your jawbone also requires the stimulation that it gets when teeth are connected (chewing) in order to maintain its mass. Dental implants replace jaw bone stimulations minimizing further loss of bone.
Matches Your Natural Teeth
Your dentist will work in tandem with you in order to design your teeth in a perfect manner and also match the color of the rest of your teeth. So except for you and your dentist, nobody will know which of your teeth are implants.
The costs incurred because of dental implants over the period of your life may be lower than the cost of replacing other restorations. We will also assist you in making sure that future problems are prevented once your mouth is healthy and the successful placement of your implants is conducted.
Enables Natural Speech
When you opt for certain tooth replacement options, such as dentures, your speech may be affected. Your speech is also altered by missing teeth as well. Dental implants function in a manner in a similar to natural teeth, allowing you to speak normally and with confidence.
Can Last a Lifetime
Dental implants can last a lifetime maintained with a regular hygiene schedule. Titanium is used to make the implant, which integrates with the jawbone. It is not toxic in nature, and is less likely to be rejected by the body. A bridge typically lasts approximately a decade and can often damage the adjoining teeth when in need of replacement. Removable dentures require replacement every few years due to the accelerated bone loss underneath item. When considering your replacement teeth, implants are an optimal tooth replacement option.
Why Choose Dr. Berzin?
Experienced Implant Dentist
We are aware of the importance of your smile. Therefore, it is important for you to be equipped with all the required information before you set forth on your dental implant journey, including knowledge about the dental practice and dentist that you decided to go ahead with. Dr. Berzin is renowned for his work in implant dentistry. From his many patients whose lives he changed to the many colleagues whose careers he impacted, Dr. Berzin is an award-winning doctor who has touched many lives. Dr. Berzin is Founder and Director of the Toronto Implant Continuum. He serves as Instructor and Faculty on the Misch International Implant Institute. He holds Diplomate status at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is an Honoured Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is a Past President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Central District. He is Past President of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry, where he serves on the Board and holds Diplomate status, and has been serving as an Examiner on the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Admissions and Credentials Board and the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. After performing thousands of implant procedures in his more than two decades experience, Dr. Berzin ensures that every patient walks out with confidence and a smile they will love!
Dr. Berzin’s dental center has gained recognition for successfully placing thousands of dental implants. Your treatment is carried out by our highly-skilled clinicians. Moreover, our expertise in placing dental implants and full mouth reconstructions is substantiated by our outstanding success rate. You will enjoy the most proven techniques and most current clinic, including high quality diagnostic CBCT 3D scan tool, that is all complemented by a skilled team of clinicians who work together to successfully restore your confidence and your smile. The experience they provide is seamless. To enjoy the experience of this comfortable journey, schedule your consultation with Dr. Berzin today!