Dental implants are titanium posts that resemble the tooth’s root. Implants are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line. The implant then allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or even bridges into that area.
The benefits of implants are that they don’t come loose like dentures can. Implants also benefit oral health because they do not get anchored to other teeth like bridges do.
The perfect candidate for an implant must have healthy gums, and adequate bone level to support the implant. If there is not an adequate amount of bone (to thin, or too soft) our Oral Surgeon Dr. Abouzgia would need to perform a bone graft. He also performs sinus lifts if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, and the sinuses are too close to the jaw.
If you would like to have a consultation to further discuss having an implant done at our offices in Orangeville, Ontario please contact us at 519-938-9500.