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Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

The dentist has presented you with two options: you can be fitted for a set of dentures or you can opt for dental implants. Before you make an decision, it pays to learn as much as possible about each option. Here are some of the advantages that come along with implants.

Preserving Your Jawline

Implants don’t rest on the gums like dentures. Instead, they are designed to fit into the space once occupied by your tooth roots. This is important, since your teeth play a major role in maintaining the shape of your jawline. Without those teeth, the bones and gums will begin to shift a bit, leaving the lower half of your face with a slightly sunken look. By opting for dental implants in Toronto, you prevent this from happening and get to keep the nice facial shape you are used to seeing in the mirror.

Just About Everyone Can Get Implants

Few people are unable to have implants. The bone must be strong enough to hold them in place, but there are grafts that can provide the support needed if necessary. Even if the dentist does not recommend individual implants, a method called all on four implants may work. This calls for installing four implants at specific points along the gum and then attaching a plate that looks like a full set of upper or lower teeth.

No Slippage

Dentures are made so they can be removed. That’s great until you realize they must be held in place with some sort of adhesive. Unfortunately, the right amount of pressure will cause denture plates to slip. That may happen at an unfortunate time, like in the middle of a meal or while the individual is talking in front of a group. When slippage happens, it can be embarrassing.

Implants are fixed in place and do not require any type of adhesive. You don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place when you eat or while you are talking. People who do spend a lot of time in front of an audience will find implants are a better choice for them.

Easy to Maintain

Implants don’t have to be taken out and soaked overnight. Instead, you brush them after meals just as you would a set of real teeth. It’s also safe to use any type of mouthwash you prefer. Many dentists discourage patients with implants from using dental floss, since there is no longer a protective membrane along the gum line. If you must use floss, the dentist will show you how to do so without running the risk of cutting the gum and increasing the odds for an infection.

Lasting the Rest of Your Life

It’s possible that a set of implants will last the rest of your life. Since dentures have to be replaced after several years, you could easily end up buying three or four pair over time. Along with the other perks, that single set of implants are highly likely to be the more economic choice over the long haul.

Talk with your dentist about implants today. Once you know more about how they are installed and what to expect, the chances are you will find this solution to be just right 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

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