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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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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

For anyone who may have missed our ​ Patient Information Webinar, here is the link to the recording:

https://youtu.be/OGniTtuw3n4

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