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Our dentists Dr. Larry Podolsky and Dr. Howard Rosen at Dentistry on Green Lane in Thornhill offer dental implants services to fill in gaps in your smile.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant consists of a titanium post that is attached directly into the jawbone. Once the titanium post is placed, we allow the bone to fuse around the post before we move onto the restoration phase. Once ready to restore, a custom-made core and tooth can be attached to that titanium base.
A thorough assessment is necessary before beginning the process. Your treatment coordinator will review your medical history and x-rays will be taken to ensure optimal placement of your dental implant.
Am I a candidate for a dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant can restore form and function to your smile. Your dentist may recommend you as a candidate for a dental implant if you have proper bone structure, healthy gums. Dental implants can also assist patients who have worn dentures for many years.
In instances where it has been identified that you do not have sufficient bone for your implant to fuse to your jaw, we can recommend a bone grafting procedure prior to placing your implant.
How long does the dental implant process take?
After the surgical placement of the implants, the healing process can take up to six months. The fitting and adjustment of replacement teeth typically take no more than two months. If bone grafting is necessary, further time may be required. Each patient has different bone quality and each heals differently, and so treatment times will vary.