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By Ajax Dental Center
October 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

This tooth replacement may be exactly the treatment you’ve been looking implants

Dealing with tooth loss of any magnitude, whether it’s just one tooth or all of your teeth, can be a devastating experience. After all, you thought you would have your teeth forever. Unfortunately, there are many problems that can arise that can result in tooth loss. If this problem has happened to you, our Ajax, ON, dentists - Dr. Saeid Jafarpour, Dr. Kevin Kwong and Dr. Azza Elhaddad - are here to tell you how dental implants might be able to set things straight!

Sure, losing a permanent tooth immediately leaves an unsightly gap in your smile. Of course, there are a host of other complications that can befall your smile if you ignore your tooth loss. It’s important that you not only get a tooth replacement quickly but that you choose one that will offer the most benefit to your oral health.

One complication of untreated tooth loss is jawbone loss. The bone requires ample stimulation from tooth roots in order to thrive and stay healthy. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the jawbone will no longer get the proper stimulation it needs, which will cause it to deteriorate.

Fortunately, dental implants are designed to take over the role and function of tooth roots, even going so far as to prevent the bone from losing density and shape. This is just one of the major benefits to getting dental implants from our Ajax implant dentists.

Whether you need to replace one or all of your missing teeth, dental implants can help. Implants are placed into a drilled hole in the jawbone where, over time, the metal implant will fuse together with the bone and tissue as it heals. Once the implant and jawbone have joined together it creates a reliable and long-term foundation from which to support an artificial tooth.

If you are replacing a single missing tooth then a dental crown will be custom-made and placed over the implant to complete the restoration. Of course, multiple implants can be placed along the jawbone to support a dental bridge or full set of dentures (if you are dealing with complete tooth loss).

If you are ready to find out if you are the perfect candidate for dental implants then it’s time you scheduled a consultation with us in Ajax, ON. Call Ajax Dental Centre today to find out how implants could restore your smile for life.

By Ajax Dental Center
April 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you ready to find out how dental implants can replace your missing tooth?dental implants

If you are like millions of other Americans then you may also be faced with tooth loss. While this can be a trying scenario for anyone, it doesn’t mean that this is the smile you have to live with the rest of your life. Our Ajax, Ontario dentists - Dr. Saeid Jafarpour, Dr. Kevin Kwong and Dr. Azza Elhaddad - pride themselves on providing the very best dentistry to restore your smile and dental implants can help you achieve that.

These metal posts might not look that impressive at first glance but they offer an array of benefits that other tooth replacement options can’t. This is because these titanium-made implants are the only restorations that are meant to take the place of tooth roots. These artificial tooth roots will need to be placed into the jawbone by our Ajax general dentist.

Why are dental implants placed into the jawbone?

Since dentures or bridges don’t need to be surgically placed you may be wondering why implants do. A dental implant is the only restoration that functions like tooth roots, so naturally it will need to become part of the bone to do its job! Implants are made from biocompatible metal, which means that your body won’t usually reject this restoration. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, the bone and tissue will begin to regrow and heal around it to become one.

Who should get dental implants?

If you are missing one or more permanent teeth then dental implants could be a great option. Of course, you will want to have good oral health if you want to get implants. Our dentists will need to check the health of your jawbone and gums to make sure there is enough bone to support the implant. An ideal candidate will be someone who is dedicated to maintaining a healthy smile and who will keep their implant clean and healthy.

While dental implants are certainly more expensive than other treatment options, they are designed to last the rest of your life unlike other restorations, so they may actually save you money in the long run. While the crown that the implant supports will need to be replaced, the implant won’t need to be. On the other hand, dentures and bridges need to be replaced every few years.

Dental implants could be in your future. Our Ajax, Ontario general dentists want to ensure that you get the very best care you need to breathe new life back into that smile. Call Ajax Dental Centre today.