Dental Implants in North York, ON
The loss of a tooth is devastating in many ways. For example, smiling and interacting with others may feel embarrassing because of your lost tooth. There are also consequences for your dental health when you’re missing a tooth.
Without a tooth root to support it, your jawbone begins to dissolve or deteriorate. When you lose bone, you may lose support for surrounding teeth. Bone loss can even change the appearance of your face.
A missing tooth may also promote the shifting of neighbouring teeth into the open space, resulting in bite misalignment and increasing your risk of developing painful jaw joint problems, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Dental implants offer our patients an excellent solution for replacing one or multiple teeth. With Dr. Joo’s extensive skills and training, we’re able to make dental implants in North York accessible to almost every patient, even if they’ve experienced severe bone loss due to gum disease.
How Dental Implants Restore Your Smile
A dental implant has a biocompatible titanium base that Dr. Joo will carefully place into your jawbone. Because of its biocompatibility, your implant will gradually fuse and integrate with your bone, just like your tooth root. After it heals and integrates, your implant supports your new tooth, a porcelain crown we design to blend with your smile.
Your dental implant protects your bone and keeps it healthy and stimulated, while your replacement crown protects your smile and prevents teeth from shifting.
Dental Implants in North York, ON Can Work for Everyone
Because dental implants require plenty of healthy bone to support them, many people who have suffered from bone loss were often told that they weren’t a good candidate for an implant procedure.
Dr. Joo’s advanced training allows him to help rebuild a jawbone that’s been compromised due to bone loss with a procedure called bone grafting. During bone grafting, Dr. Joo applies new and healthy bone structure to your own to rebuild your jawbone. The new bone takes a few months to heal and integrate with your jawbone, and then it can successfully support a dental implant.
To achieve optimum results, during the bone grafting procedure, Dr. Joo utilizes Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) treatment. This process uses the patient’s own stem cells directly from a small amount of their blood. PRF treatment is leading-edge technology, it’s pain-free, and it accelerates healing both during and after the bone grafting procedure.
Learn More About Your Options for Restoring Your Smile
Patients can enjoy the benefits that dental implants offer even if they’re missing multiple teeth. Implants can successfully support and stabilize dental prosthetics like a bridge or denture that restores multiple lost teeth.
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, we encourage you to contact our North York dental office today to schedule an evaluation.