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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.

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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 Maple Ridge 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.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

For anyone who may have missed our ​ Patient Information Webinar, here is the link to the recording:

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