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What are the risks involved in dental implants?

Dental implants are used to restore single or multiple missing teeth. The procedure is used to enhance the quality of life of patients to give them a youthful and healthy smile. Its important to understand the risks involved with such procedures including the benefits. What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are titanium posts that are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. Teeth can become damaged due to breaks, infection or other reasons. The dental implant replaces the missing tooth and allows for attachment of crowns to replace the top portion. In certain cases there is a need for bone augmentation procedures if the teeth have been missing for a long period of time. The process typically takes three months for a straight forward case to upward of a year for extensive cases. What are The Benefits of Dental Implants? Dental implants can restore your self-esteem to create the…

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Nov 30, 2015 by

How do we choose the colour of dental crowns?

We often get patients asking about the colour match of their new crowns on dental implants and also on natural teeth. The process is explained next. With age, our teeth start to get more yellow. Ever wonder why that is? Age may cause certain stains to show more prominently on your teeth. The inner parts, or the dentin, of teeth becomes yellower as you age. You also begin to lose the outer enamel. Because of this, the yellowed dentin shows through the outer enamel to give the appearance of yellow teeth. If you are in need of dental implants or crowns, we want to match the teeth that are existing in the mouth, otherwise your smile will not look correct. There are ways to match the colour of new teeth so that it looks more youthful. We will analyze how it is performed next. How to select the right colour  Dental Implant…

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Nov 22, 2015 by

Susan’s Dental Implant Makeover

We first saw Susan as a patient for an implant consult after going years with the process of losing one tooth at a time either due to decay, breakage, gum problems etc. Susan underwent several procedures to regain her smile back.  We removed the remaining teeth on the upper and lower jaw that had problems.  Six upper dental implants were placed and an implant retained bridge was placed on top.  Six dental implants were placed on the bottom to retain an implant supported bridge as well. Why was Susan a good candidate for these procedures? Susan was the ideal candidate for this procedure as she was missing multiple teeth, was in good general health and was strongly opposed to wearing a removable prosthesis (denture) as a replacement option especially on the upper jaw. How did we develop a plan for treating Susan’s concerns? The main concern for Susan was to have teeth that look and feel like…

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Nov 19, 2015 by

How do Dental Implants Work?

The number of adults with missing teeth can be surprising.  3.75 percent of adults 20 to 64 have no remaining teeth. Older adults and current smokers are more likely to have no remaining teeth. Whether the result came from tooth decay or injury, you may be a possible candidate for dental implants to replace those missing teeth. With the proper care and expertise needed, dental implants can restore your smile for a potential lifetime. In certain offices the procedure is done by many different team members including the dentist, gum specialist, oral surgeon. At West Bowmanville Family Dental, we provide the dental implant procedure in Bowmanville start to finish at our office. An examination is required to see if you are a good candidate for dental implant replacements. Some patients may not be a good candidate if they do not have sufficient jaw bone for dental implants, have uncontrolled diabetes, radiation…

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Nov 17, 2015 by

How to choose an implant dentist

Choosing dental implants is a big decision towards your overall health, so we want to ensure you have all the facts! Not all dentists have the same training in dental implants. There is a substantial amount of time invested to learn proper techniques as per the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario guidelines. Its important to understand all the information needed to make an educated decision on how to choose a dental implant dentist in Bowmanville. Below are some tips in selecting the right dentist for your dental implant needs. How long has the dentist been dealing with dental implants? One important consideration is the amount of experience that the dentist has in dealing with dental implants. Does your dentist only place the final crown on the top of the implant or is the procedure performed start to finish in office? Is your dentist familiar in how to deal…

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Nov 10, 2015 by