Dental implants Etobicoke is one of the dental treatments. In this treatment, the implant replaces the tooth permanently. The choice of dental implant type and the estimation of the implant price depends on the patient’s condition, bone condition and the type of prosthesis. Dental implants need care in the best conditions, such as natural teeth, and excessive pressure on dental implants is not correct.
Today, implant placement has revolutionized tooth replacement.
Before dental implants were created, people with dentures were unable to chew many types of food. Today, this problem has been solved with the widespread use of dental implants. The shortest definition of a dental implant could be “an implant is a permanent denture to replace a missing tooth or tooth that acts just like a natural tooth.”
Your dental implant specialist attaches a titanium rod to your jaw, which then acts as a natural root. A high-quality crown (cap) is then attached to the rod, giving you the look and feel of a natural tooth.
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The cost of dental implants in Ontario varies wildly. The two biggest factors impacting price include the type of implant you choose and the state of your oral health (i.e., the difficulty of placing the implant).
It’s estimated that you will spend $1,000 to $6,000 per tooth. A full mouth can cost significantly more. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that your insurance plan will cover implants. In fact, the question of how much to Dental implants cost in Canada would have a broadly similar answer. Although you can expect costs to vary in certain provinces and of course vary based on the treatment that the dentist is offering.
A significant part of the pre-surgery assessments with the various specialists revolves around assessing your candidacy for dental implants.
The ideal candidate is someone who has good general health as well as adequate oral health. Ideally, you have healthy gums (no periodontal disease) and a strong jaw bone (more on that later). Both are important for supporting the implant (the prosthesis).
You typically qualify for dental implants whether you are missing one or all of your teeth. The price per tooth tends to go down when you need more teeth.
However, there are specific groups of people who need further consideration.
If you have diabetes (either type 1 or 2), you may need further exams. You need careful control of your blood sugar to ensure the healing process goes as planned. Immune deficiencies may also disqualify you because they compromise your ability to heal.
If you are pregnant, you may be told to wait until after you give birth before the surgery itself.
During the consult and planning stage, the dental surgeon will visually examine the site in the mouth where a dental implant is being considered as well as look at dental imaging studies (X-rays, panoramic films, and/or CT scans). At this time, the quality and quantity of jawbone are assessed to determine if more bone is needed at the site. Once it has been established that a dental implant can be placed in the desired location, the patient will return for surgical procedures for the dental implant(s). During all surgical procedure appointments, the patient is usually given a local anaesthetic to numb the surgical area as well as any other sedatives necessary for comfort and anxiety.
The first stage of oral surgery often involves a tooth or teeth extraction. Oftentimes, the site of a dental implant still has an existing damaged tooth present. In order to prepare for the placement of a dental implant, the tooth will need to be extracted. More often than not, an “alveolar bone graft” (cadaver or synthetic bone) is placed to achieve a solid base of bone for the implant. This site will be allowed to heal for two to six months.
For a site that has no tooth and bone loss is present, it will require a different bone graft that is placed on top of the existing jawbone (“onlay bone graft”). This procedure is more involved and usually requires about six or more months of healing. In some instances, when enough bone is present, the damaged tooth can be extracted followed by the implant placement procedure at the same appointment. This procedure is called “immediate implant” placement.
In the situation where an implant is to be placed in the maxilla (upper jaw) in the back or posterior region, sometimes the available amount of bone may be limited by the presence of the maxillary sinus (air-filled space found in the bones of the face). “Sinus augmentation” or “sinus lift” is performed to raise the sinus floor and graft more bone into the sinus. This will make more bone available to support a dental implant.
Once the adequate, strong bone is present, the site is ready for the implant. At the implant placement appointment, the dental implant (titanium post) is placed into the bone with a special drill and tools. A “healing cap” is placed over the implant, the gum is stitched up, and the healing phase begins. During this healing phase, a temporary denture can be made to replace missing teeth for esthetic purposes. Healing time depends greatly on the quality of bone present. Healing time is usually anywhere from two to six months. During this time, the implant becomes integrated with the bone. It’s important to avoid placing any force or stress on the dental implant as it heals. Follow-up appointments to check the surgical site are typically done to ensure that no infection exists and healing is taking place.
After the required healing period, the dental implant is tested to determine whether it was successfully taken up by the surrounding bone. Once this has been confirmed, a prosthetic component is connected to the dental implant via a screw. This component is called an “abutment.” It will serve to hold the replacement tooth or “crown.” The dentist will take an impression (mould) of this abutment in the mouth and have the implant crown custom-made to fit. The implant crown is either cemented on or secured with a screw to the abutment.