Dental Implants in Scarborough, ON
Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible, not only for the sake of your appearance - although that is certainly a primary concern for most people—but also to maintain better oral and general health.
Of all the tooth replacement options available today, dental implants are the most lifelike, the most secure and the most comfortable. Whether you need to replace one tooth, several teeth or an entire arch of teeth, White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Scarborough, ON, can restore your complete and secure smile.
Dental Implant Procedure
The concept of a dental implant, also called a tooth implant, is really quite simple: replace the root and crown of a missing tooth. And the procedure is straightforward, too. Dr. Samantha Amaro works closely with oral surgeons, some of whom have offices conveniently located in our building. Depending on your degree of tooth loss, the surgeon will place the correct number of implants; one for a single missing tooth, two for several teeth and usually between two to five if you are missing an entire arch and need implant retained dentures to restore your smile.
Each implant is a small, biocompatible screw or cylinder that is placed into your jawbone. As you heal over the following two to six months, the implant and surrounding bone bond together, creating an anchor that is similar to a natural tooth root. This anchor not only provides a secure footing for your eventual tooth restoration, but also preserves your jawbone thereby helping you avoid the sunken facial appearance that often affects people who are missing teeth. During the healing process, you’ll be fitted with a temporary teeth replacement option.
Once you’ve healed, you’ll return to White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry where Dr. Amaro, the implant specialist, will attach your customized tooth restoration. For a single implant, she will place a natural-looking porcelain crown. If you have several consecutive missing teeth, then you may receive a dental bridge or a partial denture to restore your healthy smile. And for people who are missing one or both arches of teeth, implant supported dentures are the ideal solution.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Your dental implants will give you the confidence to smile and speak. You'll also be able to eat a well-balanced diet, including fresh fruits and vegetables—foods that you may not have been able to enjoy with tooth loss. Finally, dental implants will help maintain your natural face contours, giving you a more youthful appearance for years to come.
Find Out if Dental Implants Are Right for You
If you would like to learn more about how dental implants can give you back your complete and healthy smile, then call White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Amaro and her all-female staff will be glad to answer all of your questions and work with you to create a plan to restore your oral health.