September 23, 2016
If you are suffering from tooth loss, then a dental implant may be your best option for tooth replacement. Unlike other choices such as dentures or a crown and bridge that merely rest on top of your gums, a dental implant is surgically embedded in your jaw to provide a secure foundation for an eventual tooth restoration. To learn more about dental implants in Torbram, Ontario, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fava at Torbram Dental. With training and experience in surgery and anesthesia, Dr. Fava is uniquely qualified to perform implant surgery.
Dental Implants and Your Jaw
Dental implants are usually made of titanium, although some are constructed out of ceramic. Both of these materials are biocompatible. This allows for the important process of osseointegration—the implant and surrounding bone fuse together to form a bond similar to that between a natural tooth and your jawbone. In this way, the implant becomes securely anchored in your jaw.
Qualifications for Dental Implants
To receive dental implants, Brampton residents need to meet certain qualifications. Foremost is the need for healthy gums and sufficient bone volume. Your gums and jawbone are integral to the success of your new teeth because they hold implants firmly in place. People who grind and clench their teeth or those with diabetes (an illness that hinders proper healing) may not be good candidates. Therefore, dental implants may not be the appropriate tooth replacement for some. Dr. Fava will be able to determine if implants are right for you.
The Implant Procedure
Once the local anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Fava will make a small incision in your gums and surgically place an implant in your jaw. The number of teeth missing will determine how many implants are necessary. Implants can be used to replace one, several or all of the teeth along the upper or lower arch.
Once all of the implants are in position, several months of healing allows for them to integrate with bone tissue. At this point, you are ready to return to Torbram Dental where Dr. Fava will place the appropriate tooth restoration: a porcelain crown for a single implant, a fixed bridge for several or an implant-retained denture for an entire arch.
Caring for Dental Implants
People who have dental implants must be willing to commit to maintaining excellent oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing at home as well as regular dental checkups are important to the continued success of dental implants.
For Dental Implants in Brampton, Call Torbram Dental
If you’re ready to rebuild your smile with dental implants, L6P 5C8 residents can call our office to schedule an appointment.
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