Frequently Asked Questions Before Dental Implants

We all may lose our teeth in an accident or while playing sports. Besides, most elderly may lose their teeth due to aging and the periodontal diseases. Although missing teeth can strongly and negatively affect your self-confidence, nowadays, there are some cosmetic dental procedures to restore this self-confidence.

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Dental implants, dentures, and bridges are possible methods 

to replace your lost teeth and enable you to have a dazzling smile again. It is not an exaggeration to claim that these days, dental implants are considered the best tooth replacement option worldwide. As a pioneer dental clinic, 6006 Yonge Dental is always ready to provide state-of-the-art dental implants for all valued patients living in North York, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, and across. If you look forward to chewing and speaking comfortably, along with smiling proudly, do not hesitate to contact us right away and make an appointment with our dedicated and professional dental implant specialists. Besides, if our dentist diagnoses that you are not the right candidate for our dental implants, he will definitely suggest our another tooth replacement options, dentures.

 Since the dental implant is applied widely, countless patients may have questions about this dental procedure. This article has provided some of the frequently asked questions about this cosmetic dental method.

 

What Is It? 

As mentioned earlier, this is a cosmetic dental treatment to replace your missing teeth. The number of lost teeth does not matter in this treatment. If you have lost one or more teeth, you can go through this method. When it comes to dental implants, a metal made of titanium will be inserted into your jawbone. After the healing period, the metal will be fused to your jawbone. And finally, the dentist will apply dental crowns to restore the appearance of your teeth. 

 

Is It Hard To Chew With an Implanted Tooth?

 As most dentists and patients state, there is almost no pain and difficulty with dental implants. These false teeth are inserted into your gums. So, you will notice no difference between these false teeth and natural teeth. No slipping will happen during chewing and talking. Dental implants look and function in a way as if there is no external material in your mouth.

How to Know If I Am a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? 

When you decide to replace your lost teeth with this kind of oral surgery, there are some factors to determine if you can get this method or not. For both single tooth replacement, or multiple teeth replacement, the most important factor is that you should have strong gums and enough jawbone. You may have heard that after losing your natural tooth, you should replace your lost teeth as soon as possible. Do you know why? After losing a tooth, the jawbone starts to shrink. The more you postpone the replacement, the more bone you lose. Finally, the dentist may suggest you go for bone grafting before getting implanted teeth. 

The next point to consider is that if you smoke or drink, you should quit both for a while. Smoking and drinking can affect the healing process negatively, and as a result, the success rate will be reduced.

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