Dental Implants - The Basics


What are Dental Implants?

The Foundation..

Dental Implants are “artificial roots” that form the foundation for natural looking and functioning artificial teeth. They provide a very effective means to replace one or more missing or failing teeth. Dental implant restorations can take the form of fixed single teeth, multiple teeth, entire rows of teeth (called arches), or removable implant-supported dentures.

Components of Dental Implants

  1. the Dental Implant (artificial titanium root that is inserted into the bone),
  2. the Crown (artificial tooth that is visible in the mouth), and
  3. the Abutment (that connects 1 & 2)

The Dental Implant

The dental implant is essentially the artificial root for your new tooth. It is an inert, medical-grade titanium screw fixture that is placed into the bone and is designed to allow the surrounding bone to attach to it (a process called osseointegration). The number of dental implants used depends on the number of teeth that are being replaced. Today, advanced 3DCT imaging allows our dentists to evaluate the available bone in 3 dimensional imaging and to plan & fabricate digital surgical guides that facilitate precise  & non-invasive  placement of dental implants for ideal position and with minimum discomfort to the patient (Computer-guided Dental Implants).

THE CROWN

The crown is the visible part of the dental implant and can be considered the “tooth”. Most of our crowns are made of a combination of zirconia and porcelain and are designed to improve both the smile and the alignment with other teeth in order to achieve a strong bite.

THE ABUTMENT

The abutment connects the dental implant to the artificial crown.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

If you are looking for an implant dentist, a restorative dentist, or a dental implant surgeon, consider Dentistry at Vitality Health. We are a full service implant solution provider, with an onsite 3D CBCT scanner, digital planning for computer-guided dental implants, and a complete digital and traditional laboratory that allows us to complete all aspects of dental implant solutions in one location.

We serve patients from the entire Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

If you need to replace a tooth, multiple teeth, or would like more information on implant dentistry, please feel free to contact us to schedule a complimentary appointment.

We can provide you with all of your options for dental implant solutions including single tooth dental implants, multiple tooth implant bridges, All-on-4 (all-on-four) full arch Dental Implant bridges, All-on-6 (all-on-six) full arch Dental Implant bridges, and dental implant supported dentures.


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