A dental implant is the closest substitute for a natural tooth presently available through modern dentistry. Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team at Scott and Derry Dental Care believe that everyone should be able to consider this treatment option for missing teeth. She has implemented a cost-leadership strategy to make dental implants affordable for patients throughout the Milton, ON area.
Understanding the value of implants
Dentures and dental bridges are time-tested tooth replacement techniques that still make sense for many patients. However, these prosthetics sit on top of gum tissue. That limits stability and comfort somewhat and does not provide the stimulation facial bone requires to remain vital. Bone resorbs and the lower third of the face may develop a sunken appearance.
Patient Educational Video about Dental ImplantsVideo Transcript
Dental implants present a big advantage over these traditional methods. An implant is made of biocompatible titanium. It is placed into jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. The procedure is well-planned and requires only local anesthetic. The small incision in gum tissue heals quickly, and over the course of several months, bone fuses with the implant. It becomes a solid anchor for a restoration.
Because an implant resides in the jaw, every time you bite down it signals the body that strong bone is needed. As chewing function is restored, bone density and youthful appearance are preserved.
A single missing tooth may be replaced with a dental implant topped with a crown. The technique can also be used for multiple teeth at various locations in the mouth. When three to five teeth in a row are missing, Dr. Jifri may suggest a dental bridge affixed with two implants. With this method, adjacent healthy teeth do not need to be reduced for crowns.
While an entire arch of missing teeth can be replaced with implants, it is generally more cost effective to consider an implant-retained denture. As few as four implants are strategically placed to hold the denture securely. A traditional “floating” denture reinstates about 20 percent chewing capacity. An implant-supported denture increases chewing function to 90 percent. This type of denture is removable for easy cleaning.
Cost-effective solutions for dental implants in Milton, ON
At Scott and Derry Dental Care:
- Your dental implants consultation is FREE.
- Implantation starts at just $1,399 per implant (surgical component only – bone grafting, materials, and restoration are additional).
- Treatment financing is available.