Life holds a lot of hazards for teeth, and despite our best efforts, sometimes a tooth is lost permanently. It's important to replace the missing tooth, not only to restore the appearance of your smile, but also to keep your jaw and teeth healthy. When a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side of the gap can slowly begin to lean into the gap, causing strain on your jawbone and putting your other teeth at risk.
Dental implants provide a strong, permanent foundation for replacement teeth, and they also assist in keeping your jawbone healthy after you lose a tooth. Pringle Creek Dental offers Whitby residents implant placement services to restore their smiles.
An implant is an artificial tooth root that is made from titanium. It is placed directly in your jawbone and then a synthetic crown is mounted to it, replacing the missing tooth. We also offer mini-implants, which require a less invasive procedure than regular implants.
All-on-4 (Teeth in a Day)
Have you lost most or all of your teeth, or are your existing teeth badly damaged or decayed? Do you have existing bridgework or dentures? If so, you may be interested in considering All on 4 permanent replacement teeth. The patented All on 4 “Teeth in a day” procedure allows you to get a full set of beautiful and natural looking replacement teeth in just one day.
To replace your teeth, All on 4 uses a restoration similar in appearance to a traditional bridge or denture, but the similarity stops there. All on 4 is a permanent and lifelong replacement, secured to four dental implants that are placed in your jawbone. The advantages are clear; All on Four is more secure and convenient than removable dentures and less expensive than multiple implant-supported bridges, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful smile for the rest of your life.
If you are a candidate for All on 4, the replacement procedure is quite simple and can often be completed within one day. First we assess your jaw for the placement of the dental implants, and then we will design and create an All on 4 replacement that fits your mouth naturally. Because All on 4 replaces all the teeth on a row, we will then need to extract any remaining teeth on the row being replaced. When the extractions are complete we place the dental implants and then check the replacement teeth for fit and appearance. If you are satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, we will permanently affix the All on 4 to the implants and the procedure is complete.
If you're missing a tooth and would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, contact our office today.