Dental Implants in Barrie, ON
Adult tooth loss can occur as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or a facial injury. Whatever the cause, tooth loss can severely impact your daily life.
Implant dentistry at Park Place Dental offers a solution, providing a secure, natural-feeling replacement for the missing teeth. Dental implants may be paired with different types of dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures to address each patient’s individual tooth replacement needs.
Unlike other replacement options, dental implants act as a replacement root, providing a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are screw-like titanium posts that Dr. Joo places surgically within the jawbone. Using dental implants, we can completely customize your treatment using dental crowns, bridges, or dentures to provide a single tooth or multiple teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
The implant is a small titanium post that Dr. Joo places surgically in your jaw. After the implant is placed, the bone gradually heals and attaches to the implant in a process called osseointegration. This simply means that the titanium post is absorbed by surrounding bone and tissue, forming a secure and stable bond.
Once healing is complete, Dr. Joo will attach an abutment to the implant. This piece acts as a connector, securing the root portion of the implant to the dental implant crown.
We’ll take an impression that will be sent to a dental lab to create a new crown. The customized crown is the third part of the implant, and it's the part you see in the mouth. As noted, dental implants can also be used to secure bridges and dentures.
Guided Implant Surgery
With 3-D imaging and the use of tools for surgery planning, Dr. Joo is able to utilize a method called guided implant surgery when placing dental implants. He has found this to be a minimally invasive and efficient way to deliver the best results during implant placement surgery.
Dr. Joo is able to plan implant placement surgeries ahead of time with the use of CT scans, making the procedure more accurate and precise. Because of the accuracy that guided implant surgery provides, the procedure is less invasive and often doesn't even require any stitches. It is also faster, as surgery can typically be completed in 10 to 15 minutes. In some cases, a temporary tooth can be placed the same day.
The Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth offers several benefits.
Treatment not only improves your ability to eat and speak comfortably but replacing missing teeth also enhances your overall oral health.
The space left by a missing tooth can cause remaining teeth to shift, changing your bite and causing uneven wear. The absence of a tooth and its root can also cause the bone in the jaw to deteriorate.
Replacing missing teeth helps protect your remaining teeth and prevents deterioration of the jawbone. Other benefits of tooth replacement include:
- Restored dental function: Missing teeth can make it painful to eat and chew. Replacement teeth restore your ability to eat comfortably so you can go back to enjoying your favorite foods.
- Improved appearance: Tooth loss can cause your face to sag and make you look older than your years. Replacing a missing tooth fills out your facial structure, restoring your youthful appearance.
We Will Help You Explore All Your Options
At Park Place Dental, we always match your treatment to your needs. We will evaluate your situation, answer your questions, and provide all the tooth replacement options available to you.
Please call our office to arrange an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Joo.