Dental Implants

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Permanent solution for tooth loss

Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth. 

With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and thus strongly improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve as carriers of a fixed dental bridge or denture.

dental implants

  • Permanent solution
  • Improved chewing and speaking
  • Natural function and look
  • Improved facial appearance
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • No special care required
  • Very sturdy and secure
  • No diet restrictions
  • Can be changed or updated

What is better root canal or implant?

A tooth with normal pulp is clinically symptom free and such a tooth does not reveal any radiographic signs of pathology. But if this pulp gets infected, it gets sensitive to cold that last more than 30 seconds and even intensely painful without any stimulation.

The dentist will exam your teeth and figure it out if it is reversible pulpits or irreversible. In the case of being irreversible that the inflamed pulp is incapable of healing or when you have got necrotic pulp that means dead dental pulp, he will explain to you that you have two options and you can choose from your own side .

These two options are root canal therapy and extraction. During root canal operation, doctor Mousavi removes the pulp and nerve then cleans and seals the inside of severely decayed tooth.To finish the root canal process, he will fill your tooth with a filling and crown.

After extraction, you will need to replace your missing tooth and the best option for sure, is dental implant. Now, it’s time for you to make the best decision for your own comfort. This is brought into focus that the iron triangle of health services is inescapable; Quality, cost and access.

We should notice that quality in Mackenzie Smiles stays fixed . We use the best material and equipment and the most updated items for your convenience. Everything is accessible in our office and we are located in the heat of Richmond Hill just in front of Mackenzie Health Hospital. Doctor Mousavi explains what are pros and cons of both options for you.

Most of the time, dental implants are more successful than root canal therapy . The risk of infection in extraction and implant is so much lower than root canal. We can see in our dentistry life that root canals do not have as high success rates as implants. At times, root canals must be redone 5-10 years after the initial procedure and this is inevitable.

Although, getting the implant installed is a longer, more complex process than getting a root canal. However you will not be able to have your dental implant for a few month after extraction. Some people can get the same day implant but it is not possible for some of our patients.

You will come and visit the dentist more than you need to come in root canal. The price of dental implant is also higher . You can talk about these all issues with your dentist in the office and he is so eager to help you to get the best services.

Are dental implants painful?

Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure, and most of our patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
Most often you will have a mild soreness that can be treated with over-the-counter pain killers, such as Tylenol or Motrin. Furthermore, at Mackenzie Smiles Dentistry, doctor Mousavi uses laser for most parts of dental implant procedures so you feel almost no pain and you can relax when the doctor is doing his work.

Is dental implant surgery safe?

Dental implants as we know them today were invented in 1952 by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Today, they are considered the standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth in dentistry. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and be allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of 3 to 4 months . All of its procedures have a long and consistent research and scientific works behind them that makes this surgery one of the safest and with lowest amount of complications in the world.

The dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. In turn, this "artificial tooth root" serves to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth; Because, it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability. The process of fusion between the dental implant and jawbone is called "osseointegration."

Most dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Over time, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement. Today, the success rate for dental implants is close to 98% up to now that is awesome.

How long does a dental implant last?

The survival of dental implants depends on various biological and patients- related factors. The vertical and horizontal bone augmentation is usually required. The experience of the dentist who put the implant inside the bone has an important role in implant survival. Cleaning up the area after the procedure and being careful about biting hard stuff are essential.

Patients’ age , their bone quality and implant length are other important factors for implant survival. If you have any specific questions about dental implant, our dentist is available to respond to them as soon as possible.

Types Of Dental Implants: How To Choose The Best One For You

There are two types of dental implant which both are safe.

  1. One type is Endosteal implants. In this type, as known as root form implant, implant inserted into the jawbone and over 3 to 4 month, it bonds to natural bone around the implant. It is the most common type of implants used today.
  2. Another type of implant which is rarely used and is a better option for people who have less bone density is subperiosteal implant.

Which Types Of Dental Implant Are Best?

All- On- 4 dental implant Technique while the primary function of dental implants is for teeth replacement, there are areas in which implants can assist in other dental procedures. Due to their stability, dental implants can be used to support a removable denture and provide a more secure and comfortable fit.

Because of this essential matter especially for our elder family members, a technic of dental implant discovered that is named All- On - 4 or May be extended to All-On- 6. For patients who have lost all their teeth due to decay or gum disease of the upper and/or lower arch, an option is available to provide a very stable and comfortable prosthesis using a minimal number of implants. One such is example is the "All-On-4" technique that was named by implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare.

This technique gets its name from the idea that four implants can be used to replace all teeth in a single arch (upper or lower). The implants are strategically placed in areas of good strong bone, and a thin denture prosthesisis screwed into place. The All-On-4 technique provides teeth replacement that isstable (not removable) and feels like natural teeth compared to the older method of traditional (removable) complete dentures.

Without a doubt, implant dentistry has allowed for more treatment options to replace single and multiple missing teeth with long-term stability and contributes to improved patient comfort .Implant helps preserve the sorounding bone and it is no doubt that Implant is more cost - effective in the long term for them.

Immediate dental implant:

It is known as the same day implant and doctor Mousavi is expert in doing it. He will offer it to you if you are eligible for it in the office . Immediate implants are implants that are placed immediately after a tooth is extracted. All the process can take about one hour and doctor Mousavi after getting impressions and extraction of your teeth, insert the implant in your jaw. You can go home and after 3 month get your implant done and have a teeth almost exactly the same as your natural teeth. If you have any questions about immediate implant and its indication, feel free to call us.

How much do dental implant cost?

It varies based on a patient situation , their health and their jawbone’s stability. First, doctor Mousavi examines the area to be considered for the dental implant and makes a clinical assessment of whether the patient is a good candidate for a dental implant or not . He may be get some radiographs. Then he gives you some quotes and you can ask your questions.

Until this part , in Mackenzie Smiles Dentistry is complimentary for our patient. After that he can start the process soon and you can pay over time. We have only one goal and that is your
satisfaction.

Dental Implant In Richmond Hill, Ontario

Patient’s quality of life is negatively impacted by the common problems of failing dentition and edentulism. Accurately, identifying and treatment planning these issues is essential for long-term patient comfort, health and happiness. Dental implant therapy has proven to be a superior method with better treatment results as compared to removable prostheses or fixed bridges.

Our doctor in Mackenzie Smiles Dentistry with more than 25 years old experience has got a full understanding of all aspects of implant therapy from choosing the right implant to patient follow-up. We intend to enhance your confidence to show your beautiful smiles happily and communicate in your own practice and with your family and friends better. This process in Mackenzie Smiles is done upon the latest technology and over two decades of experience.

There are great advantages to choose a dental implant for tooth replacement over the other options. Dental implants are conservative in that missing teeth and can be replaced without affecting or altering the adjacent teeth.The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan.

The plan addresses your specific needs and is prepared by a team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides coordinated care based on the implant option that is best for you.

Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. At this step, doctor Mousavi uses laser for opening of your gum that lead to less pain and almost no bleeding during the procedure. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks.

Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post (called an abutment ) is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. This part is doing by Laser technology by doctor Mousavi, too. To make the new tooth or teeth , Dr Mousavi makes impressions of your teeth, and creates a model of your bite (which captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement).

Did you know, at Mackenzie Smiles, doctor Mousavi can use scanner to get your teeth impressions, instead of traditional impression. Through this, more detailed visualization is available. The new teeth are made based on this model. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment. All of these processes are like a piece of cake for him as he has lots of experience to do it .You will have a good time without any stress or pressure during your dental implant surgery.