Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a nation-wide epidemic. Over 20% of Canadians are missing an entire mouthful of teeth. A larger percentage have lost one tooth or more. Luckily, now there are better tooth replacement solutions than ever.

Dental Implants Function Much Like Natural Teeth

There are several tooth replacement options available, but dental implants offer the most advantages. A prosthetic tooth root is surgically inserted (implanted) into the jawbone. The exposed portion of the titanium post is attached to a dental crown. Compared to other types of dentures, implants function and appear most like natural teeth.

There Are Many Benefits to Choosing Implants

Here are the main reasons why many patients choose dental implants instead of a traditional tooth restoration solution:

  • Dental Implants Are Convenient and Long-Lasting: Unlike removable dentures, implants are fixed in place and are not taken out for eating or cleaning. Because implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution, adhesive is not required, and if you take proper care of them, they should last a lifetime.

  • Get the Look, Feel and Function of Your Natural Teeth: Implants function and feel like natural teeth. This means, the prosthetic will not interfere with normal speech and you can enjoy the foods you like to eat without fear of causing damage.

  • Oral Hygiene Isn’t Complicated by Implants: Practice the same good oral hygiene habits as you always would by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. Dental implants are easy to keep clean.

  • Implants Prevent Bone Deterioration and Loss: Missing teeth lead to deterioration of the underlying supportive bone. It causes the facial structure to sink in over time. Dental implants serve as a replacement tooth root that stimulates natural bone growth in the jaw.

  • Leave Your Natural Teeth Unaltered: Some tooth restoration options, such as a dental bridge, require grating down surrounding healthy teeth to serve as anchors. Dental implants can replace missing teeth without needing to alter the surrounding healthy teeth.

Tooth Loss Should Not Steal Your Smile

Never allow missing teeth to rob you of your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, contact My Dental Clinic to discuss the best tooth replacement solutions for you.

First Dental Visit Expectations

They say that you can only make a first impression once, and we take that very seriously. We want to make sure your first dental visit with us is a smooth and easy process. If you have had prior experiences at the dentist that was not pleasant, it can be very beneficial to share that with us when making your appointment, so we can make a note of this.

Your First Visit

When you visit our office, you will be welcomed into a nice and comfortable environment. We will help and assist you to complete all insurance and health information, but to make the process easier, you can fill out this information on our website in advance. This allows us to ensure that we can begin your dental exam on time. It is important to remember to always bring your insurance card with you so we can verify the information on it.

We always want to get acquainted with our patients for their first visit. We are curious about your hopes, goals, and desires when it comes to your dental needs. Are there issues getting in the way of these goals that we can help you eliminate? Dental care starts with an open line of communication, and we want to make sure we are able to help you in any way we can. We will always speak with you directly about any dental conditions that could potentially arise down the road.

If you have questions to ask the doctor, before coming in to visit, many people like to write out the list of questions they have. They can sometimes forget some of them when they are actually in the dentist’s chair, so writing them out can be very helpful for some. In addition to questions, what concerns do you have? Are you concerned about what toothpaste to use? Grinding your teeth in your sleep? Your dentist can help!