Dental implants have become the preferred option for many patients who want to replace single missing teeth. A titanium screw, referred to as a base, is inserted into the jaw bone, which fuses with the natural bone to provide a stable base, and the healing process is between two to four months. After the base of the implant has healed, the permanent implant tooth is manufactured and attached on to the titanium screw.
In some cases, a temporary crown can be placed on the titanium screw before the implant tooth is ready to be mounted. The temporary crown is made of softer material which enables your gums to heal around it, and the softer material helps to bolster and protect the implant from the stress of chewing. Additionally, it gives the jawbone the opportunity to progressively become stronger. The main advantage of single tooth implants is that root canal surgery can be avoided, decay can be prevented on surrounding teeth and the patient will achieve additional support in the jaw area.
The dental implants don’t come loose like dentures, and they also benefit overall oral health since they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges. They are also the only tooth replacement option that helps encourage bone growth and avoid bone loss. Getting dental implants right after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at that very instant.
Patients are often unsure whether they should have a regular dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon insert their implants. However, surgical specialists are the ones who undergo additional clinical training in order to effectively manage even the most complex implant cases. Our dentists have the necessary training and experience to ensure that all implant procedures are performed to perfection. This means that patients are able to have the surgical and restoration stages of their implants performed at our practice.
If you have missing teeth, get in touch with our practice today. Even one missing tooth can contribute to many health issues, including decay of surrounding teeth, an increased risk of gum disease and a loss of oral function over time. The dentists at our Mapleridge practice will be able to discuss the option of using implants to replace missing teeth and explain each step of the process to you. Our dentists will help ensure that you are completely satisfied with your new smile afterwards.
Caring for your dental implants is much easier than other replacements for natural teeth. On a day to day basis, it is recommended to brush after every meal. If brushing is not possible after lunch, rinsing your mouth with water still help dislodge some of the residue that accumulates on the implant surfaces. While there is no chance for decay, brushing does remove particles that could contribute to the development of gum disease.
It is also necessary to come in for an annual exam and still come in for teeth cleanings. The exams are advised to ensure that the dental implants are in their standard condition, and the teeth cleaning removes the residue on and between the dental implants, which also helps reduce the risk of gum disease. With the right type of maintenance, implants can last two to three decades.
Amazing background music for a cleaning. Super soothing and relaxing experience in something I usually find unpleasant. The staff is also friendly, kind and caring. Especially Stephanie, who is an absolute gem and lovely to talk to. Highly recommend.
I was very satisfied with my experience at Mapleridge Dental. The staff were friendly, thorough in the care they provided, and attentive to all my needs. First-class service!
Recently changed dentistries to be closer to home and found Mapleridge. This has honestly been the best decision I have made for my dental care. The doctors and staff are absolutely amazing: very welcoming, friendly and helpful! They have also made every visit very comforting, which was possibly the biggest concern of mine when looking for a new dental office. Any questions, concerns or fears you may have, Mapleridge will help you every step of the way!
Great experience! Everyone at the clinic was very kind, welcoming, and competent. This was my first visit and I felt very comfortable with all aspects of my appointment; from the booking process, cleaning, and dental exam. I believe communication and honest professional advice are important when choosing a dentist, I feel I got this here... thank you to the entire team.
Mapleridge Dentistry - what a nice surprise! Everyone so friendly, attentive. Modern facility. Dr. Ko took me on an emergency basis and explained my options, after listening patiently to all my concerns.Thank you for making my first experience a welcoming one and I look forward to my next appointment.
Mapleridge has the best team out there- their staff is kind and helpful, and treats you like family. You are actually happy to go to your dentist instead of being scared. Stephanie is such a wonderful dental hygienist and such a lovely person. And Dr. Ko is just incredible- my whole family sees them and we couldn't be happier!
Fantastic experience! I have been to several dentists in the past and I always felt like it was an in and out experience, or they would not explain anything. At Mapleridge they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and explain everything in a lot of detail. I like that I’m able to be aware of what is going on with my teeth. I love the hygienist, dentist and the reception is super friendly. I highly recommend!
My experience at Mapleridge was nothing short of spectacular. They are professional, kind and informative and they explain everything they’re going to do and their reasons for their procedures. I definitely made the right choice in choosing them!
Great staff. The team at the front was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. I had Dr. Ko as my dentist. Its the 2nd time I've seen him and he was great - he explained everything, walked me through some options, and explained next steps. I'll definitely continue going to Mapleridge dentistry and I'd recommend them to others in Vaughan.
Very clean, friendly clinic. I was very impressed by the dental hygienist Shirine, who took time to explain everything and provide practical suggestions. Dr. Yara was also very professional and gentle. Thorough exam and happy patient! Will be back!