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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth Ajax

Dental Implants: A Natural Looking Solution for Your Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can have a negative impact your overall health and self-image. Discover how a new smile supported by dental implants will allow you to eat, talk, laugh, and of course smile with greater confidence. Dental implants in Ajax are a safe and appealing tooth replacement option. Your Ajax dentist, Dr. Mitchel Shields, can restore the beauty and function of your smile with dental implant supported crowns, dental bridges, or dentures.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are basically titanium metal posts that are used to support a false tooth (or teeth). We use titanium for two reasons.

  1. Titanium is biocompatible, which means it can exist in harmony with the other tissues within your body. In fact, titanium is considered the most biocompatible metal known. It is for this reason that it is used in medical prosthetics from head to toe.
  2. Titanium has a bioactive surface that allows it to physically fuse to bone in a process known as osseointegration. This creates an extremely strong bond between the dental implant and your jawbone and a long-lasting support for replacement teeth.

After integration, a portion of the dental implant is extended through the gums and can be used to anchor different types of tooth replacements. A single crown or even multiple teeth can be permanently attached. Or a removable denture can be snapped onto the implant posts for a tight, stable fit.

Renew your health, lifestyle, and appearance.

Your dental implants can be used to support different types of tooth replacement options.

Permanent Tooth replacement

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Restore your tooth function and your chewing ability with non-removable Permanent Tooth replacement.

Snap-On Dentures

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Achieve a more comfortable and secure fitting denture with Snap-On Dentures.

Mini Dental Implant treatment

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Stabilize your lower denture and prevent unnecessary movement with Mini Dental Implant treatment.

Enjoy the benefits of dental implants

  • Your replacement teeth won’t slip (or fall out!) when you speak, smile, or eat
  • Eat your favourite foods with increased bite strength and chewing ability
  • Dental implants can help prevent bone loss
  • Prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting and misaligning
  • Reduce the damage and impact on your adjacent teeth common with traditional dental bridges

Steps towards your healthier, more functional smile

The dental implants procedure can be broken down into a few basic steps.

  1. Consultation – The first step is your consultation. The purpose of this appointment is to discuss your concerns and evaluate whether dental implants are the right tooth replacement solution for you.
  2. Dental Records – To properly prepare for your treatment, it is necessary to get accurate records of the teeth, jaws, and bite. This may include x-rays, photographs, and models of your teeth. In some cases, a CT scan may be required for more detailed evaluation.
  3. Surgery – You are now ready for the surgery to place your dental implants into your jawbone. At Discovery Dental, implant surgery is performed with local anaesthesia (freezing), often complemented by nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation.
  4. Healing and recovery – Your dental implants now need time to integrate into your jawbone. Depending on the location and quality of bone, this can take from three to six months.
  5. Restoration – You are now ready for fabrication of your replacement teeth, which will be secured to your dental implants.
  6. Eat, laugh, speak and smile with confidence!

Contact your Ajax dentist about dental implant treatment. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your treatment options for replacing your missing teeth with implant dentistry.

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