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Dental Implants Benefits You Haven't Heard Of

No one likes the idea of doing without teeth. Even so, people who lose their teeth due to accidents and other reasons have a decision to make. Should they be fitted for a set of dentures or talk with a professional about implants? If you are facing this type of decision, there are a few things you should know about dental implants. Once you find out why so many people choose this option, it will be easier to settle on the approach that is right for you.

Implants Last Longer Than Dentures

One of the things that you may not know about dentalimplants is that once you have them in place, it’s possible for them to serve you well for the rest of your life. The implants proper will remain firmly in place. You will find that the caps applied to the top of each implant is almost as strong as a real tooth. Assuming you take care of them, the worst that could happen is that a cap cracks when you bite on a popcorn kernel and it must be replaced.

Contrast that with dentures that must be adjusted or replaced after a few years. Unlike implants that help to maintain the shape of your jaws, dentures do nothing to stop the gradual change in the jaw contours. You could easily end up purchasing several pairs of dentures over the next couple of decades alone.

You Can Get Implants Faster Than You Think

Perhaps you know someone who chose implants ten or so years ago. The memory of the multiple dental visits and the amount of time it took to complete the process is still vivid. You dread the idea of going through the same experience even if it does mean having a beautiful set of teeth again.

Like many other medical solutions, implants have come a long way. You will find many dentists in North York who will attest to the implant options you could enjoy today that are very different from your loved one’s experience. In fact, there are approaches today that could be completed in less than a single 24-hour period. Depending on the condition of your jaws and what amount of preliminary work is needed, you could be a prime candidate for one of those quicker treatments.

They Really Do Look More Natural

Some may say that implants look no different from a carefully crafted set of dentures. That’s not the case. As great as dentures can look, they don’t compare to the natural appearance provided by the implants. Once yours are in place, the only way people will know your smile includes anything other than natural teeth is if you decide to tell them.

Forget what you’ve heard about dental implants and talk with your dentist. After you learn more about what they have to offer and how the process is better and faster than in years past, making a choice will be easy.

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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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