Here at Credit River Dental in Mississauga we use dental implants made from titanium, which is very strong and biocompatible material. The implant is surgically placed where you are missing one or more teeth. After a few months of placement, the dental implant is allowed to heal until it is fully integrated and fused to the jawbone. The dental implant can then be restored with either porcelain crowns , dentures, or bridges.
Dental implants serve a number of useful purposes and is the preferred choice for tooth replacement in many cases. Firstly, dental implants will prevent the teeth next to the missing tooth from shifting to try to fill the space. Secondly, if your missing teeth are in a place that is visible dental implants will help you regain a beautiful esthetic smile. Finally, one of the major advantages that dental implants have over the other tooth replacement options is that dental implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from diminishing. As a result, a dental implant can withstand a bite force close to that of a natural tooth.
Most healthy patients are candidates for dental implants so if you want to replace one or more missing teeth, ask us about dental implants. Dr. Lee can tell you more after a screening and evaluation process.
In most cases we can both place and restore your dental implants here at Credit River Dental in Mississauga. In complicated cases we may work with an oral surgeon or periodontist to place the implants but Dr. Lee will ALWAYS restore the implants.
Bone loss from advanced periodontal disease can cause your face to appear older and sunken. Areas with bone loss may require a bone grafting procedure prior to implant placement.
Dental grafting or bone grafting is a procedure that can be performed before having your dental implants in Mississauga. Using special compounds that promote bone regeneration, it’s possible to restore the bone loss along the ridge where natural teeth sit. New grafts provide a solid foundation for implants, and along with dental implants in Mississauga, grafting will prevent future bone loss.
In your consultation and initial examination, Dr. Lee will determine whether grafting is needed before dental implants in Mississauga. If the grafting can be done in our office, options and costs will be discussed in detail so that you can make the right decision for your health. On occasion, if the amount of grafting requires more complex treatment, a referral to a specialist may be recommended. Grafting is a permanent solution for bone loss, providing that periodontal disease is treated, and deterioration is eliminated.
Grafting materials can be synthetic, derived from animal donors, or in some cases use human donated tissues. Dr. Lee will explain the grafting procedure and cover any materials that will be used to restore bone loss before dental implants in Mississauga.
Dental implants in Mississauga create a natural and healthy smile. Combined with advanced procedures like grafting, you can restore the look, feel, and function of your mouth. If you live in the Mississauga area and want to learn more about how you can restore your smile with dental implants for healthier teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure, Contact Credit River Dental to schedule a consultation now.