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Four Attributes of Dental Implants

Have you been thinking about getting implants? Many people find they are a better alternative than dentures. Assuming your dentist finds that you are a prime candidate for implants, choosing this option is definitely a good idea. As you make your final decision, keep these four points in mind.

They Last Longer Than Dentures

Even the best dentures will only last for so long. You can expect to get somewhere between five and seven years of use before it’s time to invest in a replacement set. Part of the reason has to do with the fact that your jawline changes over time. Without teeth to provide stability, there is nothing to prevent shrinkage and shifts in the jaw shape.

Implants fit in the same spaces where your teeth were before. They help to prevent the shifting and shrinkage that comes with wearing dentures. Thanks to that attribute, there is never the need to invest in something new because your jaw retains its original shape.

You’ll find that implants are also stronger. They are harder to damage than denture plates. It’ true that you might have to replace a cap if it cracks, but the implant itself will remain in perfect shape. In fact, the implants will likely last the rest of your life.

There’s No Slippage

Who hasn't been at a party or dinner and noticed that someone had to adjust their dentures. Even worse, there was that time when a relative had to retrieve a denture plate that slipped all the way out. Is that what you want for your future?

You can rest assured that your dental implants will stay in place. Once they are inserted into the gum and the bone, they are there to stay. You can eat what you like, smile as much as you want, and never worry about the implants slipping out of position the way dentures can do.

Implants are Easy to Care For

With implants, your dental hygiene routine remains simple. Brush after meals, use mouthwash, and have an annual checkup. You can also have them cleaned just as you did with real teeth. As an easy to maintain option, implants easily win over dentures.

They Save Money in the Long Run

Implants are designed to last for a long time and provide excellent performance. Unlike dentures, they don’t have to be replaced after several years. You’ll also find the cost of upkeep is considerably less. Compare the costs of wearing dentures for two decades with the expense of choosing implants. It will be easy to see which one is truly cost-effective.

Do you see the need for some type of tooth replacement in the months to come? Now is the time to talk with the team at North York Smile by Design Centre and discuss your options. Take a close look at implants and what they have to offer. It won’t take long to determine the best solution for you.

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Dear Smile Centre Family,

The recent Ontario government announcement declaring a state of emergency and issuing of a new stay-at-home order has caused some uncertainty. We wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As dental professionals we have been classified as an essential part of healthcare and will continue to provide both preventive, restorative, and emergency treatment. We will not be providing some elective services such as teeth whitening at this time.

We are grateful to remain open as we know how important it is to stay on top of dental issues before they become major problems. Good oral health is directly related to good overall health. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority. Our strict protocols include: Advanced pre screening, using Hepa air filters, wearing advanced PPE, and limiting the number of people in the office by making virtual consultations available. Our offices have always prided ourselves on being experts when it comes to asepsis and sterilizations protocols and it should be noted that there has been no evidence of COVID spread related to dental offices at this time.

Should you have any questions, or wish to postpone or delay any upcoming appointments, please feel free to reach out. We completely understand that not everyone is comfortable receiving dental treatment at this time and we will do our best to accommodate all of your needs while making sure that you feel safe.

Continuing to follow our enhanced safety guidelines, that we have had in place since June, will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.  Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust during these uncertain times,

Your Smile Centre