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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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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

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