When you’re missing a tooth, you’re missing its roots, too.
Like the roots of a natural tooth, dental implants act as an anchor for your artificial tooth. The implant is made of titanium metal. It isn’t going anywhere, nor is the replacement tooth on top of it.
We fit dental implants to your mouth and jaw. The replacement teeth we make look and feel perfectly natural.
Do you want to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth?
Help is near!
Call 905-791-3867 or book your appointment online to find the best dental implants for you.
Learn how dental implants help
Dental implants help you feel comfortable and confident, whether it’s smiling or chewing and savouring food.
They’re an alternative to dental bridges and dentures with more people choosing implants to replace single or multiple teeth.
Not having to remove and clean your dentures every day may be all you need to know to learn if dental implants are right for you.
Another big plus: the dental implant itself, and the replacement tooth, go in without disturbing the surrounding natural teeth in your mouth. With dental bridges, for example, teeth that surround the gap left by a missing tooth must go through some grinding to fit the bridge.
And, a dental implant helps prevent loss of bone at the site of an absent tooth, or teeth, by offering the bone something to join with, like a climbing plant on a wall or trellis in a garden.
Your dental implant consultation
During this initial appointment, we talk with you about your oral health and what you hope an implant can do for you.
We then examine your mouth to get a clear idea of the state of your surrounding teeth, gums and bone in your jaw.
X-rays of your jaw show us if there’s enough healthy bone for an implant to work. After all, the implant goes right into the jawbone.
The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has a helpful guide to getting dental implants, if you want to read up before your first appointment with us.
Two stages of dental implant surgery
If we all agree a dental implant is right for you, we’ll schedule a first surgical appointment.
We start by:
- giving you a local anesthetic, like you get when having a filling done, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) if you feel you need it
- making an incision, or opening, in the gum and embedding the implant in the bone
- waiting for six months to allow the bone in your jaw to grow around and form an irreversible bond with the implant
After six months, the implant(s) have anchored in the bone.
At your next appointment with us, we attach a post to the titanium implant—your artificial root—and on top of the post goes the crown—the artificial tooth.
Make an appointment for a dental implant
In Brampton, Call 905-791-3867 or book an appointment online to talk with us about dental implant dentistry.