Limelight Dental in Mississauga installs dental implants that act as permanent teeth. If you have lost one or more teeth or need dentures, implants act like a natural tooth replacement. When compared to bridges, dentures and crowns, dental implants provide a longer-term solution for failing teeth, chronic dental problems and missing teeth. Our experienced dental team installs implants that feel and function like your natural teeth.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Anyone healthy enough to have oral surgery and extractions is a potential fit for dental implants. You need healthy gums and sufficient bone density to hold the implant. Additionally, the process takes regular dental visits and good oral hygiene for optimal results.
Before scheduling the dental implant procedure, we start with a comprehensive exam. If your gums and jaw can support the implant, we can then move forward. Keep in mind that this process may take several visits.
How Are Dental Implants Fitted?
Our board-certified dentists use titanium implant fixtures that fuse to the bone cells of your jaw. This forms a durable anchor for the new tooth. This prevents slippage that can occur with other tooth loss alternatives such as dentures. After you heal, you shouldn’t have any problem eating with the dental implant. You can smile freely and openly and there’s no ongoing maintenance besides proper oil hygiene and regular dentist visits.
What Are the Parts of Dental Implants?
There are three components to dental implants: the implant, abutment and crown. The implant screws into your jaw and serves as a new root for the tooth. This is permanently attached. The abutment is also permanent, but your dentist can remove it if needed. It supports the new tooth or teeth and acts as a prosthetic tooth. Finally, the crown is the visible portion of the tooth, typically made of zirconium or porcelain for a durable, aesthetically pleasing look.
When Are Dental Implants Used?
Limelight Dental in Mississauga installs implants as a replacement for one or more teeth. You can also opt for a full upper or lower set of teeth as an alternative to dentures. For those who need a full arch, dental implants are recommended for full mouth tooth replacement.
How Long Is the Healing Process?
Although the healing process can be longer for implants, they are permanent replacements for your natural teeth. You can expect the implant process to take between three and six months to heal. Your dentist may install a temporary tooth while you’re waiting for the implant to heal. During the healing process, avoid foods that require you to put pressure on the area.
Make an Appointment at Limelight Dental
Limelight Dental is a full-service dental clinic in Mississauga, ON. Dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement alternative. Our experienced dentists can provide cosmetic, general and reconstructive solutions. Contact us today to make an appointment.