Here at Thornhill Periodontics, our goal is to give you all of the information you need to determine if dental implants are a good option for your tooth replacement treatment. Below you will find some commonly asked questions. Please read through this information and give us a call if you have further questions about dental implants.
What kinds of patients can benefit from dental implants?
Patients with one or more missing teeth can benefit from dental implants. We also look for patients that are healthy, practice good oral hygiene, and who are willing to devote the required amount of time for the dental implant placement procedure. For more information about dental implant candidacy, please see our page on What Makes A Good Dental Implant Candidate.
Am I too old for implants?
There is no age limit for dental implants, as long as the patient is in good health and has a fully developed jawbone. If a child does not have a fully developed jawbone, they may have to wait. For more details, it is best to receive a comprehensive examination so that we can determine if dental implants are a good option for you.
Can dental implants replace multiple teeth or a whole row of teeth?
Yes, patients with more than one missing tooth can get dental implants, as well as patients with a whole row of teeth missing. If you would like to know if you can get dental implants, your first step will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz. This will allow us to examine you, talk about your goals, review your health history, and determine if dental implants are a good choice for you.
What can dental implants do for me?
Dental implants can provide the following benefits:
How can dental implants help denture wearers?
Denture wearers often have problems with dentures moving around in their mouth, becoming loose, or causing discomfort. For patients who are dealing with such problems, dental implants help you eat and speak confidently once again. Also, dental implants help patients retain muscle and prevent loss of bone density in the jaw.
How should I take care of my dental implants?
One of the best parts about dental implants is that your dental hygiene routine does not need to be altered. However, you should be prepared to visit your dentist regularly, as well as brush and floss your teeth every day.
Are there issues that could prevent immediate dental implant placement?
If a patient doesn’t have good bone or gum tissue, a supplemental procedure may be required. The most common of these procedures are tissue augmentation and bone grafting. During these simple in-office procedures, tissues are added to the jaw or gum line to create the proper density and volume required for a dental implant. Only a doctor can determine if your jawbone and other tissues are adequate for dental implants. This is why a consultation is the first step in the process. Call us now to get started!
The staff at Thornhill Periodontics loves helping patients repair and restore smiles with dental implants. Because they are such an easy and permanent way to achieve a healthy and functional grin, many patients have already experienced a transformation with Dr. Schwartz. If you live in the Newmarket or Thornhill areas or beyond, contact us today to find out how dental implants could help you restore a confident and happy smile.
Dr. Leonard Schwartz
8500 Leslie St. Suite 540
Canada L3T 7M8
Monday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4:00pm (alternates)