Permanent Solutions with Dental Implants In Toronto, ON
At North Shores Dental, we want to help each of our patients love their smiles. For patients experiencing tooth loss, Dr. Reyes offers treatment to help restore your natural-looking, comfortable smile with dental implants. Dr. Reyes conveniently offers surgical dental implant placement in our local Toronto dental office. Dr. Reyes is a general dentist with implant capabilities; you can review his CV here.
Are Dental Implants Right For Your Smile?
Are you missing one or more of your teeth? If you are considering dental implants in Toronto, we can help you determine if you are a good candidate. We also offer many common preparatory procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lifts to help improve your chances of dental implant success. Dental implants can offer benefits like:
- Durable, long lasting wear
- Regeneration of bone density
- Easier eating and speaking (less denture slippage)
- Can look and feel more like natural teeth than other restorations
The best candidate for dental implants is in good oral and overall health and has adequate bone density in the jaw.
Regular brushing, flossing, and preventive checkups allow some people to maintain their natural smiles for a lifetime. However, sometimes our teeth just can’t keep up with our busy lifestyles! If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) due to injury or decay, dental implants could be the right solution to help repair your oral health and rejuvenate your smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are natural-looking, permanent tooth replacements. Their parts include a "root," an abutment, and a crown. Titanium posts implanted in your jaw serve as replacement “tooth roots”, providing anchors for your new tooth, bridge or denture. Each post is topped with an abutment that supports a dental crown, providing a stable chewing surface and restoring the appearance of the missing tooth.
In cases of tooth loss, your jaw tends to lose bone mass over time. Dental implants also offer the added benefit of stimulating new jaw bone growth. The biocompatible titanium composition of the implant post allows it to fuse with the jaw in a process called osseointegration, becoming a naturalized part of your oral anatomy.
Dental implants can be used as singular tooth replacements, or multiple implants can be placed to support a fixed, permanent prosthesis such as a bridge or denture. Known as overdentures, implant-retained dentures or hybrid dentures, many patients find fixed denture options more lifestyle friendly than conventional dentures. Because the denture is anchored to the implants, it slips and slides less, causing the wearer less preoccupation.
At North Shores Dental, we offer advanced same-day dental crown technology, enabling Dr. Reyes to fabricate your crown in just one visit.
What Types of Dental Implants Does North Shores Dental Offer?
North Shores Dental offers customized dental implant solutions for our Toronto patients. Dr. Reyes can place singular or multiple implants (including popular implant-retained style options) to support your permanent prosthesis.
We also offer Teeth in a Day treatment concept options that rehabilitate an arch by placing 4-6 implants to support a permanent, fixed denture. Planning for your unique surgery will take months, but you can look forward to enjoying your temporary prosthesis on the same day as your implant surgery!
Implant-retained dentures like this offer many benefits over conventional dentures. They are more secure and won’t slip, allowing you to eat and talk without worry or discomfort. Additionally, the titanium material of the implant integrates naturally with your bone, stimulating bone regeneration and keeping your jaw stronger and healthier. This integration process helps your face stay more structured, avoiding the change in facial shape that tends to accompany dentures that aren't supported by implants.
Considerations About Dental Implants
While dental implants deliver transformative results for many people, they are also not without their risks. As with any surgery, infection is a risk. In some cases, the body can reject the dental implant. Dental implants may require adjustment, and parts may require replacement over time. Before you consent to treatment, Dr. Reyes will fully discuss with you all potential complications of dental implants, particularly as they apply to your unique anatomy and medical history.
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, particularly those with gum disease, poor bone density in the jaw, those taking certain medications and those who have trouble healing after surgery. North Shores Dental offers several surgical options to improve the odds of dental implant installation for those who may otherwise not be good candidates.
Grafting Procedures for Dental Implants
Patients who have suffered periodontal disease and/or tooth loss, or who have worn dentures for many years, may need to undergo grafting surgery to prepare their jaw(s) to successfully and strongly support dental implants. This surgery may be done in conjunction with your dental implant surgery, or it may need to occur months beforehand depending on your specific case. Over time, the graft ideally stimulates enough new bone growth for your jaw to safely support a dental implant.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The simple answer to how much dental implants cost is this: it depends. Just like any surgery, there are numerous factors that can influence the cost of dental implants. We can provide you an accurate estimate after a consultation with Dr. Reyes. Considerations include:
- The quality, amount, and location of bone. If you require bone grafting, the total costs associated with your implants will be higher.
- The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of dental implant that will be used.
- Dental insurance. Some insurances cover only parts of implant treatment, or have a waiting period for eligibility.
If you're concerned about the cost of dental implants, call our Toronto dental practice to schedule a free consultation. We'll take the time to determine whether you're a good candidate for implants, and discuss all of your financial options with you.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation With North Shore Dental Today!
A consultation with Dr. Reyes and our dental implant team is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if dental implants could be the best solution for your smile!
Are you missing one or more of your teeth?, check out our other restorative dentistry services to repair and restore the natural look of your smile