Dental Implant Dentist
At our Country Dental clinics in Cambridge, Fergus, and Toronto, our dental implant dentist uses implants to help give patients a guilt-free smile.
Naturally, we have many options to replace a missing tooth, which has many other implications beyond just a hole in a patient’s smile. A missing tooth can cause surrounding teeth to shift creating new crevices for plaque to hide in. This plaque can cause tooth decay or a possible infection down the road.
Discovering a missing tooth might feel like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Implant dentistry is a great option for replacing a tooth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone where they act to anchor replacement teeth. A dental implant dentist can give you the look and feel of natural teeth. This allows dental patients to chew, speak, and smile just like they did before losing a tooth (or teeth). Most importantly, implants can prevent the future erosion of bone and preserve your bite and smile as you grow older.
Dental Implant Procedure
A dental implant is not a complicated dental procedure but does usually require specialized training and coursework. At Country Dental, we are proud to offer the in-house services of Dr. Ryan Schure, a dental specialist and Periodontist. Dr. Schure is a dental implant dentist who has specialized training in the treatment planning and placement of implants, from simple cases to full mouth surgical restorations and smile makeovers.
Your dental implant involves the following steps:
Phase 1 – During the first step, your dental implant dentist or surgeon will drill a hole into the jawbone to place a titanium implant. Local anesthesia will prevent pain from overwhelming the patient. Sedation density is also available for those that are slightly worried about their pain threshold.
The gum is then secured over the dental implant. It must remain covered until the implant fuses to the bone, which is a process called Osseointergration. This can take up to three to six months to completely heal up. Discomfort is common while the implant heals.
More than likely, a patient will have to return to Country Dental more than once to see the dental implant dentist. The implant is then uncovered during a later visit to your Cambridge, Fergus or Toronto dentist or surgeon.
Phase 2 – During this second phase of dental implant treatment, a post is added. The post serves as an extension and works with the implant as a foundation for your new tooth. After the gum tissue heals around the post, a crown is placed on top. Because the dental crown is fixed to a post, the new tooth is extremely secure and should function as normal.
Conventional dental implants usually take several months to complete with several dental appointments needed. The technology used by a dental implant dentist continues to change and advance every day. New options are available including:
- The single-visit implant
- Nobel Teeth-In-An-Hour
- And mini implants
Other Implant Uses
Implants can replace a single tooth or several of them at once. Implants can also be used to anchor a bridge or a denture into place. Implant-supported dentures are ideal if you lose all your teeth. They provide more stability than traditional dentures. Our Cambridge, Fergus and Toronto dental offices are able to coordinate your complete oral care in house with Linda our Denturist, and Dr. Schure our specialist, working together to customize your treatment.
The services of our professional dental implant dentist may be fully covered by your insurance plan. We also offer convenient payment plans and 0% interest financing through HealthSmart Financial.
The overall cost of dental implants should be affordable enough for anyone to get a proper procedure done. As always, practicing great oral hygiene goes a long way toward preventing the need for a procedure like this. Discuss your situation with our dentists and we’ll help you understand your best options for the proper care of your new implants.
Funding may be available for eligible dental patients from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which offers an Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Program (OMRP).
To contact our Ontario dentists please call one of our three locations:
Toronto – 416-335-7377
Cambridge – 519-620-7474
Fergus – 519-787-7878
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