What you need to know about dental implants

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Appleday Dental Care offers a variety of dental services including teeth whitening, dental implants, and the best cosmetic dentist Richmond Hill has to offer! Visit Appleday Dental Care 8865 Yonge St Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6Z1‎ or call them at (905) 882-7753.

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What you need to know about dental implants

  1. 1. Losing teeth is never a pleasant experience, butsometimes its just a part of life we have to deal with.Whether its from an injury, gum disease or tooth decay,missing teeth can really make a dent in your selfconfidence.One solution that more and more people turn to isdental implants. Not only will they restore your smile,but they offer several benefits over traditional dentures.Keep reading to learn more.
  2. 2. Dental implants consist of artificial roots made fromtitanium metal. These roots are surgically implantedinto the jaw bone to replace the natural root.Once the implant is securely in the jaw bone, an artificialtooth is attached to replace the missing tooth. Dentalimplants are designed to act as permanent anchors tokeep the replacement tooth or teeth in place.
  3. 3. Even though you will start the process with your dentist,he wont be the one doing the surgery. Your dentist willrefer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon orperiodontist for further evaluation.These specialists have the knowledge and experienceto determine what you need and will perform thesurgery to place the implants.
  4. 4. Most patients are eligible to receive dental implants. Ifyou are healthy enough for a standard tooth extractionor oral surgery, youre usually healthy enough for dentalimplants. Here are some more qualifications: Healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implants inplace. Commitment to a good oral hygiene routine. Heavy smokers may be denied. Patients with chronic issues like diabetes orcardiovascular disease may be denied.
  5. 5. Some of the benefits of having dental implants include: Improved self-confidence Improved speech Improved appearance
  6. 6.  More comfort when compared to removable dentures Easier eating and chewing Better oral health Convenience Durability
  7. 7. Since getting dental implants is a surgery, there aregoing to be risks involved. Even though they are rare,they are still worth mentioning. Some of the possiblerisks include: Possible injury to surrounding teeth or blood vessels Infection or bleeding at the implant site Nerve damage causing numbness or tingling Sinus problems with implants in the upper jaw
  8. 8. The healing process for dental implants takes sometime, and there are a few things you can do to help italong, and to care for your implants in the future. Eat mostly soft foods, cold foods or soups Take the pain medication prescribed by your implantdentist Maintain good oral hygiene once healing is complete Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups
  9. 9. In most cases, dental implants are permanent and wontneed to be replaced once they are in. This also meansthat they are more expensive than other types of toothreplacement, and in some cases wont be covered bynormal dental insurance.Ask your dentist and your dental surgeon about possibleoptions. Many offer payment plans to enable you tofollow through with the surgery and pay for it ininstallments.
  10. 10. http://crowncouncil.com/why-visit-a-dental-implants-dentist/living-with-and-caring-for-dental-implantsCrown Councilhttp://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/procedures/dental_implants/Canadian Dental Associationhttp://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implantsWebMDhttp://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dental-implant-surgery/MY00084/DSECTION=risksMayo Clinic

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