What are Implants?
An implant is a titanium screw that is placed directly in the area of the missing tooth inside the bone. The bone fuses around the implant and acts as the “root” for the missing tooth. A crown is then placed on this screw to mimic the original tooth.
Implants are usually the best solution to replace a missing tooth because it acts most like the original. Implants can also be used to replace several missing teeth or an entire dentition!
Although they are one of the more expensive solutions, implants offer a more natural look and feel almost as good as the originals. Implants have a very high success rate, and while the crown may need to be replaced due to wear and tear, it is estimated that some implants can last a lifetime! They can help prevent drifting of teeth and restore your smile and bite pattern. An implant can also be used to secure dentures or bridges firmly in place.
Our On-Staff Periodontist
We are one of the few clinics in downtown Toronto that offer our very own on-staff periodontist.
Dr. Michael Landzberg is the staff periodontist for our offices. He is at our Cityview location two times a week. This makes the referral process much easier, and you will be seen for your implant much quicker – usually within a week for your initial consultation.
If you are in need of a dental implant, our dentists will refer you to Dr. Landzberg. After an initial consultation he will place your implant and you will return to our dentist to place the crown on top.
Interested in reading more? Check out our blog post to see how implants are placed and how they work with your insurance.