Delivering the Art and Science of Total Dental Healthcare

Delivering the Art and Science of Total Dental Healthcare

Our Yorkville Dental Office – 60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1510, Toronto

Dental Implants In Yorkville (downtown Toronto)

Dental implants are the ideal solution for anyone hoping to replace one or more teeth.

Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your self-esteem and also cause bite problems and eating difficulties. Dental Implants are an advanced alternative for patients with missing teeth. They offer a permanent and comfortable way to replace missing teeth and improve the overall look of your mouth and smile.

Drs. Kemp and Borovac’s dental office in Yorkville (Bay-Bloor area) offers implant dentistry and permanent dentures, so you can forget about missing teeth.

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Book a Bloor-Bay in Yorkville Dental appointment today.

Dental Implant FAQ

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacements for the root portion of your tooth. Implants consist of a threaded titanium screw or post, surgically placed into the jawbone.

When are dental implants needed?

In cases where too many teeth are missing and there are no supporting teeth for bridges, loose dentures or more solid dental implants are the only alternative. Generally implants are used to support either a single crown or bridges.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

A major advantage of dental implants is that – unlike bridges – they do not require preparation or drilling of neighbouring healthy teeth. Implants don’t require special brushes or extra care for oral hygiene. When teeth are lost, bone loss of the jaw occurs after some time and dental implants slow this process down, preventing excessive loss of your bone structure.

How long do dental implants last? Are they successful?

Dental implants are one of the successful ways to replace missing teeth and have a very high success rate. When implants are placed into your jaw, surrounding bone grows into the microscopic surface of the implant making it more secure. This process, called ‘osseointegration,’ takes approximately six months.

Dental Implant Procedure

Your bone density will need to be assessed to ensure you have sufficient quality and quantity of bone tissue available around where the implant will be placed. If there is insufficient bone or if significant bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease, you may need bone grafting before implant placement. In certain cases mini-implants can be used if bone density is too low for larger implants.

Once you have been assessed and a plan agreed upon, the appropriate implant system and size of implant will be selected and surgically placed. Since the implant functions as the root of your tooth, a hole needs to be drilled carefully into your jawbone to accommodate it. Placing an implant is often carried out under local anesthesia but some patients may choose to be sedated during their treatment.

Once the implant is securely placed into the hole, a protective screw cover or cap is placed over the implant, and the gum tissue is sutured over the top. The implant is then left to heal for approximately six months. During this time, the bone tissue around the implant grows onto the microscopic roughened surface of the implant so it effectively becomes a part of the jawbone and can securely hold a restoration in place. After healing, the screw cover is removed and an abutment is placed on the implant, which serves as an anchorage point to securely hold a restoration (such as a crown or denture) in place. Some dentists offer same day implants, which support the restoration during the integration process.

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To learn more about dental implants, contact our office to book an appointment.