Dental Implants

"I'm Missing A Tooth. Do I Need A Dental Implant?"

For many years the leading edge in prosthetic tooth replacement was the denture. While still a popular choice, advances in dental implants have made them the choice for those patients that can receive them. Dental implants have the benefit of being able to be permanently affixed in place, restoring natural-appearing beauty and function to your teeth that can’t be beaten with traditional dentures. If you’ve experienced the loss of one or more of your teeth, it may be time to consider rebuilding your smile with dental implants. Straumann dental implants are respected as one of the best prosthetic dental technologies in the world today.

How Implants Can Help You

Long-Lasting

Replacing missing or cracked teeth with implants is a great long-term investment. They function like your normal teeth and are extremely durable- you can continue on with regular eating and day-to-day activities without worrying about damaging your teeth. 

Improved Smile

Because implants are designed to look like your natural teeth, you won’t even be able to tell a difference, especially at the hands of our experienced dentists at Dunwin Dental. Their design makes them an excellent choice for these replacements as new crowns can be created later in the event that more teeth are lost.

The Dental Implant Process and What to Expect

Your First Appointment

  • Our dentists will examine your teeth and discuss options. We will look at a number of factors like teeth placement, infection, and decay. 
  • We will take X-rays and before photographs of your teeth. This helps us when we create your implant in our dental lab.
  • We will go over any questions and concerns you may have regarding the implant procedure. 

Your Second Appointment 

  • After a local anesthetic, we will place a temporary implant prosthetic into the jawbone through a small incision where your missing teeth is. 
  • This step is important for the healing process, so you will be wearing the implant prosthetic for about 3-6 months and come back in for the permanent implant replacement. 

Your Third Appointment

  • We will evaluate your socket, take impressions, and send them to the lab to create the final dental restoration implant. 
  • We will check for the proper fit, function, and aesthetic. Discuss with your dentist any concerns you may have at this point. 

Your Final Appointment

  • We first want to evaluate if your mouth is adjusting to the new implant, and then replace it with the final implant. 

Dental Implant After Care

  • Schedule regular dentist exams (every 6 months) 
  • Proper dental hygiene
  • Yearly dental X-ray to ensure implant health

Frequently Asked Question

Dental implants consist of three distinct parts, each one serving an important role in creating a beautiful and durable replacement for your natural teeth. The individual parts of a dental implant are the implant, abutment, and crown. The implant is the screw that is inserted into your jawbone to serve as a securing point for the abutment. The abutment is the implant part that holds your replacement teeth, the crown, in place. It is essentially permanent but will be removed for cleaning by your dentist at every regular visit. The crown is the only part of the implant that’s visible during your day to day life, consisting of the replacement teeth that are held in place by the abutment.

Dental implants are often used where one or more teeth are missing. Their design makes them an excellent choice for these replacements as new crowns can be created later in the event that more teeth are lost. As you lose your natural teeth, the crown can be expanded, and new mounts implanted when necessary to secure your teeth. If you wind up losing all your teeth, the existing mounts can be used to secure your full dental implant replacement without additional surgery.

If you’d like to discover if dental implants are an acceptable fix for your oral health concerns, contact Dunwin Dental at 407-920-5612 today. We’ll schedule you an appointment with one of our dentists at our office located at 2318 Dunwin Drive Suite 9 in Mississauga. During this appointment, you’ll undergo a full dental exam, and the dentist will go through your medical history with you. An assessment of your dental health will be done, after which you’ll receive a consultation to learn if implants are your dental solution.

Dental implants are a prosthetic replacement for living teeth that involve the implantation of a titanium mount in the jawbone. Titanium is known for its ability to stimulate natural bone growth, making the perfect material to secure your replacement teeth and reinforce the jawbone. After the initial implant surgery, these titanium mounts will actually fuse with your jawbone, essentially becoming part of your body. This incredible feature of titanium means that your implants will look and function almost exactly like your natural teeth.

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Why Choose Dunwin Dental

Caring

Our environment at Dunwin Dental is warm and welcoming to make coming to your appointment feel like dropping in to see old friends.

Comprehensive

We offer a range of treatment options from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry while focusing on a positive patient experience.

Tailored

You're in control of your personal dental experience and we emphasize patient involvement so you're never left in the dark.
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