Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. They provide excellent strength and support, and closely mimic the functionality and beauty of a natural tooth. Missing teeth within a smile need to be addressed as soon as they occur to keep the teeth from shifting and resulting in bone loss. Dental implants come in two parts. The first part is the implant itself, which is a small cylinder made of titanium, this is implanted into the jawbone. This is how a dental implant derives its strength and stability. Second is the dental crown. A full dental crown is fabricated and cemented over the top of the implant. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence knowing that no one will ever suspect that they have a restoration. Dental implants are the perfect alternative to traditional dental bridges or cosmetic full or partial dentures.
Dr. Kotecha and her associates of Dentistry On 10 offer a variety of cosmetic and general dentistry services that patients can benefit from. They help patients in all stages of dental health, including children as young as one year old with their dental needs. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and treats every patient like family! If you are in the Mississauga, Ontario area and are looking for a family dental practice that offers everything under the sun, call Dentistry On 10 today to schedule an initial consultation appointment.
Replace many or all teeth with dental implants at minimal cost, thanks to All on 4 system
Dentistry on 10’s approach to dental implants is within reach, even for toothless patients. There is no reason to live with the pain and hassle of missing teeth. Likewise, there is no need to live with the extensive upkeep and loose fit often associated with conventional dentures.
All-on-4 dental implant system
Dental implants offer a preferred way to replace a single tooth or some teeth. Placed in your jawbone, these titanium posts are connected to your new teeth. Implants act as anchors for new teeth. Since the implant permanently fuses to surrounding bone, the teeth are anchored firmly in place. Poorly-fitting or loose restorations are avoided, and the strength and volume of supportive bone is maintained.
While dental implants are lauded as a realistic way to replicate the appearance and function of natural, healthy teeth, placing a single implant for every missing tooth is not practical should you have few to no teeth. This is where the All-on-4 system gives hope to toothless or near-toothless patients.
This innovative system makes use of the basic principles of implants, yet All-on-4 strategically places a minimum number of implants in the jawbone. By precisely placing them in the areas of the mouth where they can have maximum effect, you get optimal support for many teeth in as little as 4 implants per upper or lower jaw.
By using a minimum number of implants for maximum effect, the cost of the procedure is significantly reduced. Since you don’t need one implant to support every tooth, the time and energy associated with surgically placing many implants is also avoided.
If Dr.Kotecha determines All-on-4 is a preferred way to replace your teeth, an examination will assess the health of your mouth, including any remaining teeth. This examination aids in planning your new smile by identifying:
- The length of new teeth
- How the upper and lower teeth should come together when your mouth is closed
- The level of support necessary for lips and facial tissues and structure
Dr. Kotecha’s team takes great pride in using the latest diagnostics to assure you have a comfortable experience and desirable outcome. The team will produce images of your jawbone and 3-Dimensional models of sinuses and other structures. Implants can be positioned virtually prior to surgery, by way of computer simulation.
If some teeth need to be pulled, the extractions can occur at the same time the implants are placed. This surgery is also referred to as teeth in a day, because you will be fitted with temporary teeth at the time of the procedure. These teeth are attached to implants with connector pieces called abutments.
The dentist will provide more details about what to expect following surgery. Generally, stick to a diet of soft, non-crunchy foods in the months following implant placement. Any habits that cause the implant to shift present obstacles to the implant fusing with surrounding bone in a process known as osseointegration.
After osseointegration is complete, get ready to eat freely again! Your temporary teeth will be removed, and Dr. Kotecha will replace those teeth with durable and beautiful permanent ones.
All-on-4 results depend on skilled planning and strategic placement. Don’t trust your teeth and quality of life to just any dentist in Toronto. Phone (905) 455-9262 to schedule an appointment with Dentistry on 10, a team experienced with the latest innovations in tooth replacement.