Dental Implants

Dental Implants Downtown Toronto

Downtown Toronto Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery is surgery performed in stages: Your damaged tooth is removed. Your jawbone is prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting. After your jawbone heals, your oral surgeon places the dental implant metal post into your jawbone.

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allow a replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. A collar, called a healing cap, is screwed onto the top of the implant. It helps the surrounding gum tissue to heal. After a few weeks, the healing cap is removed. The abutment is screwed into the implant and used to support the crown.

Though the life span of a dental implant will vary with each patient, many have lasted for over 30 years. With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants should last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years.

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