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Dental Implants – The Gold Standard

Why We Offer Dental Implant Treatment At Our Brooklin Ontario Dental Office

Did you know that dental implants are considered the “gold standard” for tooth replacement treatment?  Missing teeth can cause oral health problems such as:

  • more plaque, cavities, and periodontal pockets
  • shifting teeth
  • bone loss in the jaw
  • loss of additional teeth
  • discomfort when chewing and eating

You want a healthy smile for life, and to avoid unnecessary dental problems. And we want to give you more options for your dental health care, which is why we offer dental implants at Winchester Dental.

Dental implants look natural and function just like teeth, giving you the confidence to smile, speak, chew and eat with ease.

Dental implants are considered the best way to replace a missing tooth or teeth because:

  • They do not require adjacent teeth to be disturbed (unlike a dental cap, crown or bridge)
  • They preserve jaw bone (unlike a bridge or denture)
  • They look, feel and function just like a natural tooth

Are You A Candidate For A Dental Implant?

Most healthy adults are candidates for dental implants.

Dr. Hong will assess your missing tooth area and jaw bone to determine if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment. If you have sufficient bone and good spacing, you can proceed with treatment.

If your tooth has been missing for several years, your jaw bone may have receded (shrunk) in the area of the missing tooth. If so, you may require bone regeneration surgery prior to receiving a dental implant.

You may also opt for a bridge, however, a bridge will not help to prevent further bone loss in the area in the way the anchor of a dental implant can.  In addition, a bridge will require 2 healthy teeth on either side of your missing tooth to be shaved down and prepared to serve as capped posts for your dental bridge. A dental implant does not require healthy adjacent teeth to be disturbed.

How Implant Treatment Works

illustration of dental implantA dental implant is composed of 3 primary parts – the anchoring implant screw made of incredibly strong titanium alloy, an abutment which attaches to the anchor, and a dental crown which attaches to the abutment.

The treatment is usually performed in 3 steps – 1 step for each component, though sometimes the implant and abutment may be placed together. Each case is slightly different, however generally, treatment includes:

  • Implant anchor placement
  • 2-4 months healing time depending on bone density
  • Abutment attachment
  • 2-4 weeks soft tissue healing time around attachment (you may wear a temporary crown during this time)
  • Dental crown attachment

After treatment, you can expect to brush and floss your implant like a natural tooth. No extra care, removal or cleaning is required.

People who have had dental implant treatment often report a surge in confidence and joy as a result of being able to speak, smile and laugh without feeling awkward.

Dr. Hong wants to help you enjoy your genuine smile for life – and to speak and smile with confidence. For dental implant treatment, or for any dental concern you may have, please call or email our friendly team to schedule your personal consultation. The Winchester Dental office is located at 16 Winchester Rd E #5 in Brooklin Ontario and we are always happy to answer your questions.

Call (905) 425-4205, or send us an email. 

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Winchester Dental
Family Dental Care in Brooklin ON

16 Winchester Rd E #5
Brooklin, ON
L1M 1B3, Canada

Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: By Appointment only

Phone: (905) 425-4205