What are Dental Implants

Permanent Dental Implants in Mississauga

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience for many people, especially if the lost tooth was in the front of your mouth and visible when you smile. However, there are several options that are suitable for replacing a missing tooth including dental implants in Mississauga. For a dental implant, a special titanium screw is inserted into the jaw bone. The screw fuses to the jawbone and after healing, an abutment is attached to the screw. A dental crown is bonded to the abutment resulting in a permanent artificial tooth that looks and feels like a real tooth. 

Long-Term Benefits of Dental Implants Etobicoke

Other than the fact that the cost of dental implants is higher than for partial dentures, they are a very good option to replace a missing tooth and offer several benefits. Since the dental implant is fused to the jaw bone it is very stable and will not move around or feel loose. The additional structure also helps to keep other teeth surrounding the implant from shifting. This results in less of a change in the alignment of teeth or in the profile of your face, And finally, dental implants help keep the surrounding bone healthy, reducing the risk of needing bone regeneration treatment. 

What You Need to do Before Implants Brampton

Before dental implants can be inserted, your periodontist will do a full oral exam and ask you general health questions. If you have certain underlying health issues or other oral health concerns there may be some work to be done before beginning the implant otherwise the success of the implant is at risk. Bone loss may require grafting or ridge reconstruction while gum disease and receding gums may cause your periodontist to recommend a gum grafting procedure, or the Chao Pinhole Technique to repair them. 

What’s the Difference Between Gum Grafting and Chao Pinhole Technique?

Receding gums are a concern as they can lead to more extensive gum disease and also put teeth at risk of damage and decay. Gum recession happens for many reasons including age, and poor brushing habits. In severe cases, gum grafting may be required to solve the problem by removing tissue from the roof of the mouth and surgically attaching it to the recessed gums to increase the amount of gum tissue covering the tooth. Your Mississauga periodontist may recommend a less invasive procedure called the Chao Pinhole Technique. In this procedure, a needle is inserted into the recessed gum tissue to make a small hole. Special tools are then used to loosen and stretch the tissue over the recessed area resulting in a permanent fix to receding gums.  

Find the Best Periodontist in Mississauga

When you need gum grafting or the Chao Pinhole Technique it is important to find the best periodontist in Mississauga that will answer all of your questions about recommended treatments and any required follow-up care. Periodontal Associates is a team of five male and female periodontists serving patients in Mississauga Oakville and Brampton and Etobicoke. The periodontists and their staff are able to communicate in English, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, and Portuguese.

Mississauga Periodontist Dr. Quyen Su

Periodontal Associates, Dr. Quyen Su specializes in the treatment of gum disease, gum grafting, Chao Pinhole technique and pocket reduction surgery.  Our periodontal clinic also provides cosmetic procedures such as dental implants in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, and Etobicoke. Find much more information for patients on our website.   

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