Discover the benefits of this tooth replacement and whether it aligns with your treatment goals.
Nothing can feel more defeating then losing a permanent tooth. As children, we remember how impatiently we waited for our teeth to fall out so we could place them under our pillows. But as adults our only goal is to keep our smiles healthy. Sadly, tooth loss is common and can happen to anyone. Find out how your Toronto dentist Dr. Gina Lee can restore your smile with dental implants in Toronto, ON.
What are dental implants?
In the past, the only options for replacing a missing tooth were crowns, bridges and dentures. But these only offered short-term solutions. Luckily, with medical advancements your dentist in Toronto can now provide a lifelong solution to replacing missing teeth.
Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. These metal posts act as tooth roots to preserve your jawbone and to support a dental crown. Implants can replace a single tooth or an entire smile.
Are dental implants right for me?
If this treatment sounds like something you’ve been looking for the next step is to find out if you and your smile are right for implants. While implants can be a great option for many of our patients they aren’t always right for everyone.
Talk to your dentist in Toronto, ON if you are dealing with any of the following issues:
- Existing dental restorations: Since implants can support both dental bridges and dentures, find out if they can replace your current dental work to improve your smile.
- Bone loss: Even if you’ve experienced some bone loss, as long as you have enough bone density to accommodate the implant then treatment will be successful. Furthermore, bone grafting can also be recommended before getting your implant.
- Preexisting medical disorders: If you have any chronic conditions like heart disease or diabetes it’s important that you tell us before your treatment. We want to make sure you are your healthiest before undergoing dental surgery.
- Preexisting dental conditions: It’s also important that we check your smile and make sure there is no gum disease or decay present. These issues will need to be treated before you get dental implants.
- Smoking: Smokers are more likely to experience implant failure. We want your implant to be successful so if you are a smoker who is interested in this treatment then you’ll want to ditch the habit first.