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What are Dental Implants Bowmanville

So what exactly are dental implants? Dental Implants are titanium anchors which replace roots of missing teeth.  Dental Implants made of titanium have the interesting property of new bone growth against them over several months.  This strong bond allows us to place a tooth over top of the implant. In the case of a missing tooth, we have a post or ‘abutment’ that is attached to the implant through a titanium screw that fits inside the implant.  The unique aspect of dental implants is that they prevent further bone loss unlike dentures or bridges. Dental Implants have been around for some time, and there are several manufacturers of these products.  Cheapest does not mean it is better also, as ensuring you have a reputable company with a long standing history is key in case future followups for parts are needed. The sucess rates of dental implants can vary, depending on…

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Oct 6, 2014 by
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Dental Implants In Bowmanville | Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants (MDIs) sometimes referred to as small diameter or narrow diameter implants (SDIs or NDIs), are dental implants that are smaller than the most commonly used dental implant sizes. Mini implants are placed through less-invasive techniques and measure less than 3 millimeters in diameter. Standard implants are slightly larger, usually 3.25 – 5 millimeters in diameter.  Mini Implants are often used to secure a complete lower or loose denture and in patients who are not candidates for traditional dental implant surgery. Typically, the procedure takes only one appointment and can be completed within 2-hours. With heads that are shaped like a ball, the implants protrude from the gum tissue where they will provide a secure anchor for your dentures. Metal housings that carry a rubber O-ring will be inserted into the bottom of your dentures. When your dentist seats the dentures on the mini dental implants, the O-ring…

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Sep 28, 2014 by
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Pregnancy and your Oral Health

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby. Periodontal disease is a chronic, bacteria-induced, inflammatory condition that attacks the gum tissue and in more severe cases, the bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to tooth loss and has been associated with other systemic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Other symptoms include gums that bleed with tooth brushing or eating, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, bad breath, and loose teeth. Several research studies have suggested…

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Sep 14, 2014 by
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Bowmanville Dental Implants, Tooth replacement options

In today’s case, a healthy 26 year old female presents with loose Maryland bridge that was previously replacing her upper left tooth which was missing from birth. A Maryland bridge is an artificial tooth that is bonded to the two teeth beside it. The most esthetic and long term solution is a single new dental implant in this area. Minimum bone is present to the sinus floor. The sinus is a hollow area that is above the roots of upper back teeth. When placing an implant in an area of minimum bone, we augment the sinus floor with new bone. This allow for placing an implant of adequate length. Implant placement and final implant crown. The patient was thrilled with the result, we no longer have to worry about food getting caught underneath the old bridge, or problems with flossing of the area underneath the bridge. For your free dental…

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Aug 18, 2014 by
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Immediate Dental Implant Bowmanville

In today’s case we feature an immediate dental implant placed in the upper premolar area. The tooth had previous root canal therapy and crown that unfortunately broke at the gum line level.  The patient was given the choice of tooth removal and immediate dental implant placement.  Three months of healing occured and a new dental implant crown was placed.  The patient was very happy with the final outcome. The advantages of an immediate dental implant are 1)reduced cost of surgery 2) reduced number of surgeries 3) reduced healing period   Can you tell which one is the new artifical tooth?  For your free dental implant consultation , contact us at 905-697-1118

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Aug 17, 2014 by
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