Missing teeth can cause problems in many ways. Not only it is embarrassing for people to smile, it also causes the bone holding the original tooth to shrink down. Adjacent teeth will tilt into the area of missing tooth and the opposing tooth starts to over erupt in to the empty space.
What is Dental Implant
Dental Implants are a great solution to replace the missing teeth. A superficial titanium root will be surgically placed in the bone. The Implant acts as a root to hold the future crown. After it integrates with the bone, a crown will be placed on top of it. Dental Implants can also be used to give stability and retention to the dentures and make a huge difference in patient’s esthetic and function.
When Dental Implant Can Help
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Restore patient’s esthetics
- Provide stability and support to partial or complete dentures
- Restore patient’s function
The Procedure of Dental Implants
At Trillium Smile Dentistry we provide complimentary consultations to patients seeking Dental Implants. After Dr. Tousi explains the procedure and understands your expectations, a complete examination will be scheduled to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for such a procedure. Records including Impressions of your teeth, photos and X-Rays will be taken at this session. You also will be taking X-ray of jaw bone to make sure we choose the best Implant Size and dimensions. Dr. Tousi will work on a treatment plan that best suits your condition and discusses that with you.
On the surgery day, dental implant will be surgically inserted into jaw bone. Gums will be stitched back to cover the Implant to let it bond to the bone and gums. This might take 3-6 months. After the Implant is bonded to your bone, Dr. Tousi will perform a small surgery to uncover the implant and make it ready for the final impression. Then a crown will be custom made for the area and you enjoy the feeling of a tooth with root in your bone.