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 Implants
Dental implants are titanium roots that are replaced in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis, including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There is approximately a 95 percent success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with lifelike all-porcelain crowns. For more details, ask your dentist.
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.
Scott and Derry Dental Care - Dr. Jameela Jifri
If you are looking for a dentist facility where your entire family can get treated with the same professional care, Scott and Derry dental care is the one for you. We provide a comfortable environment for patients of all ages and backgrounds to get treated for dental related issues. With up to date technology and the latest equipment, we assure the best quality services from our skilled team of dentists led by Dr.Jameela Jifri. Our services range from preventive, general, hygiene, restorative dental treatments and cosmetic enhancements to dental surgeries. As we value your convenience we offer flexible appointment schedules with weekends and late-night appointment time and easy locations with free parking facilities. Dental facilities are designed with free Wi-Fi, a clean environment and a classy ambience to help patients relax and feel comfortable at all times. All treatments are catered to each patient's unique conditions and needs including their lifestyle and budget. Our staff consists of professional individuals who are passionate about helping people lead a healthier happy life and they are ready to guide you throughout the process with any help needed.