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Five Ways Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

Did you know that it’s possible to switch from dentures to dental implants? If you find that dentures are not providing the benefits you want, talking to your dentist about implants is a good idea. Assuming you are a candidate for implants, the work can get underway quickly. Here are some of the ways that those implants will make life better in the years to come.

Eating is Fun Again

With dentures, you tended to be concerned about eating certain foods. Specifically, you wondered if biting into certain types of food would loosen one or both denture plates. That made eating out less enjoyable.

Once your implants are in place, you can forget about those worries. Implants are permanently in position and will not shift or work loose while you are biting or chewing. The result is you can relax, enjoy your food, and enjoy spending time with whomever happens to be along for the meal.

You Speak Clearly

Perhaps your North York dentist didn’t mention it, but implants allow you to speak clearly again. Many people who end up with dentures that are not just the right fit find it difficult to enunciate as easily as in the past. Since the caps for your implants are the perfect size and shape, that problem no longer exists. Once again, your diction will be crisp and people will stop asking you to repeat what you just said.

No Embarrassing Slippage

Slippage is not something that only happens when you are attempting to eat. Even with the best dental adhesive, there is the opportunity for failure. You could be in the middle of giving a speech or enjoying a laugh at a party when you feel a plate begin to slip out of position. Since it’s not always possible to excuse yourself to correct the problem, you could end up in a situation that is personally embarrassing. Once you have implants, slippage is a thing of the past. Speak before thousands or laugh at a party all you want. Your teeth will stay where they belong.

Keeping the Implants Clean is Simple

Did you find that cleaning dentures was tiresome? You had to remember to take them out at night and soak them in a solution. They also required scrubbing with some type of non-abrasive product. Through it all, you ran the risk of dropping the dentures on a hard surface and breaking them.

All those things go away once you invest in implants. It’s back to a toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal. There is still the annual exam and a teeth cleaning once a year to work in, but overall you will find taking care of the implants is much simpler and less time consuming.

You Save Money in the Long Run

You thought dentures would be less expensive. It turns out you were wrong. Between the cost of cleaning agents, repairs, and ultimately replacements after a few years, the expense of wearing dentures is significant. Once the implants are in place, the cost of upkeep will be lower. In a matter of years, you will easily offset that up front cost with all the savings.

It’s hard to come up with any downside to implants. Talk with your dentist and determine what sort would be best for you. Once they are in place, you can relax and get back to the business of enjoying life.

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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