At Dr. Yolanda Cruz Dentistry in Toronto, we offer implant dentistry to improve our patients oral health and smile. We have implant specialists at our Toronto dental office, who can improve our patients overall health, while also helping them gain the confidence that comes from a well-functioning smilel. Dental implants placed by our expert implant dentist might be the right dental treatment for you. We encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yolanda Cruz and learn more about your implant options.
Dental Implants: Modern Replacements for Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can be caused by accident, injury, or gum disease. Having an incomplete smile may negatively affect your self esteem and cause oral health problems. Without a replacement tooth, the remaining teeth can shift and the jaw bone will start to deteriorate. Dental implants at Dr. Yolonda Cruz Dentistry in Toronto can replace missing teeth and allow patients to lead the full, active lives they deserve.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It acts as an anchor for replacement teeth. A dental implant is shaped like a screw and surgically placed into the jawbone to secure a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Dental implants are permanent and do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. They are an ideal tooth replacement procedure because they look and feel like natural teeth. For most patient cases, statistics show that dental implants have a high success rate of 95 percent.
Why Choose Implants
Implants are a perfect option for patients who are unable to wear dentures. Dr. Yolonda Cruz will surgically place the implant directly into the jawbone to support permanently cemented bridges or crowns. Implants are fabricated from several different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue. When surgically anchored into the jawbone, the implant fuses with living bone in a process known as “osseointegration”. Once your mouth heals, usually in three to six months, Dr. Cruz will place a permanent crown over the post to complete your smile restoration.
FAQs about Dental Implants
Do I really need to replace one tooth?
A missing tooth leaves a gap in your smile, which can make you feel self conscious about your appearance and damage your self confidence. A missing tooth will also eventually cause damage to your oral health because there is no contact with the opposing arch. This can cause opposing teeth to gradually extrude, leading to other problems including tooth fractures, tooth loss, shifting in surrounding teeth, and gum problems. Implant dentistry can be used to restore one or more teeth to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
Am I a candidate for implants?
For successful implant placement, you must be physically healthy, maintain good dental health, and have sufficient jaw bone structure. Dr. Yolanda Cruz will perform a full dental evaluation to see if dental implants would fit your personal situation.
How do I care for my implants?
You should treat your implants just like they are natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss regularly, and schedule routine checkups with the Dr. Cruz. If you following these steps, you will make for successful implant therapy and a gorgeous smile.
What are implant-supported dentures?
If you are not a candidate for dental implants to replace single teeth, Dr. Cruz may recommend implant-supported dentures, which will create a more secure situation with your dental appliance. With implant-supported dentures, several titanium posts are surgically placed in your jaw bone so that a custom denture can snap on to the implants, reducing slippage and improving comfort.
How much do dental implants cost?
Each patient’s case is unique. After Dr. Cruz performs a complete dental evaluation, she will explain her findings and review treatment options with you, which will include the cost of the implants.