A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal to replace the natural root.
The main reason why to get a dental implant is to keep the jaw bone strong and healthy. Your jaw bone needs deep pressure. When you bite on a dental implant it transmits the forces into the bone and tells the bone to stick around. Dentures alone cannot give the bone this deep stimulation so the jaw bone remodels (melts away) as the Calcium leaves. This results in bone defects which then also pull the gums away from adjacent teeth exposing their sensitive roots. Hence preserving jaw bone decreases risk of other problems down the road.
Does it hurt to get a dental implant? Bone does not have the nerves to elicit pain. So when we freeze your gums you will not feel anything except a little vibration. Patients report feeling less discomfort during implant surgery than in tooth extraction procedures. They tell us they went to work the next day without any issues.
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jawbone.
Dr. Rudik received his extensive implant training at University of North Carolina, and with Dr Garg at Implant Seminars and at the
Ti-MAX Institute for Continuing Dental Education. Current member of the Ontario Dental Implant Network.
If you think you are in need of implants, contact our staff to book an appointment.
Do you hesitate to drink your favourite hot or cold beverages or just breathing in cold air ?
A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, or you may choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile.
Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root.
Give us a call to discuss this procedure that is highly reimbursed by dental insurance plans.
Sinuses are like air balloons in our skull to make our heads lighter
Sometimes they expand and decrease the amount of bone that is available to hold an implant.
We can lift this balloon and pack the area with bone particles prior or in conjunction with implant placement.
Call us today to book a consultation if you've been told you need a sinus lift.