Tooth loss affects everyone differently, so it makes sense that tooth replacement isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution. In the past, people only had replacement options that restored the crowns of missing teeth. Today, implants replace both the roots and crowns, providing patients with countless benefits. At Dentistry In Motion, Dr. Natalie Wong customizes dental implants to work for each patient’s specific needs. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have lost multiple teeth, contact us today to schedule a consultation. With extensive implant training and many years of experience, Dr. Wong can handle every step of the procedure right here in our office.
The dental implant process usually takes 3-6 months from start to finish, with some exceptions. For example, patients who want an implant-retained full denture can often get implants and a temporary denture in the same day. In other cases, a patient may need a preliminary procedure such as extractions or bone grafting that adds to the total treatment time.
Since each patient is different, the first phase of the process is a consultation. Dr. Wong will closely evaluate your needs and take images of your teeth and jaws to make sure implants are right for you. Then you’ll begin with any preparatory procedures that are necessary, such as those mentioned above. Otherwise, you’ll move to the second phase, which is a small surgery done in our office to place the implants in your jaw. This generally takes 1-2 hours per implant.
Next, the implants will be given 3-6 months to osseointegrate, or fuse, with the surrounding jawbone. During this time, a small “healing cap” will be placed over the area that allows you to eat and drink normally. Lastly, the implants will be completed with a crown, bridge, or denture.
Contact us today to find out more about how implants can work for you. At Dentistry In Motion, we welcome patients from the greater Toronto area and provide superior tooth replacement that can be used to restore any number of missing teeth.