As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a graduate of the MISCH International Implant Institute Canada, Dr. Nubia Diaz is fully certified and highly experienced in the areas of dental implant placement and restoration — both of which she is able to treat for in her North York Toronto dental office.
Make an appointment for a free dental consultation with Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Nubia Diaz and her experienced team in Toronto and North York by calling (416)636-4227 today!
Dental implants are an effective solution for those who have missing teeth. Although you have a number of available restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants.
Today’s dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from other teeth thanks to the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone in your jaw. Implants are typically placed in a single sitting but require a period of osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process by which bone cells attach themselves directly to the titanium surface of the tooth implant, essentially locking the implant into the jaw bone. Tooth implants take anywhere from three to six months to anchor and heal, at which point your dentist can complete the procedure with the placement of a crown. The temporary crown serves as a template around which the gum grows, thereby naturally reshaping itself. The process is completed when the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts like bridges and dentures. Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss and may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.
Dentists often recommend implants over bridges and crowns because implants are anchored into your jaw and these implanted teeth are completely secure and stable. Unlike bridges, they are not anchored to adjacent teeth and, therefore, do not carry a risk of affecting the structure of your existing teeth. Implants also require no special maintenance apart from your usual dental routine of brushing, flossing and regular dental hygiene cleaning appointments.
Implants are suitable for most adults, regardless of how the teeth have been lost. Visit Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Diaz to determine whether implants are right for you. Call 416-636-4227 for an appointment today!
Taking care of dental implants is crucial, just like taking care of natural teeth. Care regiments for dental implants are also similar to that of natural teeth - brush and floss twice per day, and see your dentist for cleaning and check-up every three to six months.