Dental ImplantsDental Implants at Lakewood Dental Centre Read Transcript
The field of dental implants has exploded from the standpoint it used to be something that was very limited and had a whole bunch of areas that could only be well-suited but in today's environment, implants can be as simple as replacing one tooth or as complicated as replacing all of the teeth. So there are those situations that says it is a very conservative method in order to replace a single tooth, but at the same time, as is it in order to replace all of the teeth, it can be done that way as well. The advantage of implants these days is that the field is very diverse, it has many different choices and many different options, and therefore again, can be really well-tailored to the individual. That says it is for those people that want to have comprehensive care, it can be certainly something that benefits them. For those people that have a single tooth that needs to be replaced, it's far preferable than cutting down teeth that are natural and healthy in order to restore them. So for the right situation and for the right situation, the implants are the best way for the patient to go. We've had many success stories from everybody that's had single implants where they’ve kind of gone at it—that was the best answer to the problem because it was the least involved and it saved everything else around it. There are those patients who have done and have had all their teeth replaced on four implants and for those people, it's a quality of life changed. They've gone from having teeth that didn't function, didn't feel comfortable, to teeth that virtually feel like their own.
General dentists Dr. Doug McDermid and Dr. Rose Dhillon at our Winnipeg, MB dental office, Lakewood Dental Centre, can replace missing teeth with dental implants, preserve the jawbone structure, and improve your smile. They can even provide dental implants in a single day for qualified patients, using the All-on-4® technique.
Schedule your consultation today by calling Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB at (204) 977-8515. We work with your schedule by opening early and staying late.
Dental Implants Offer Security, Durability, & More
Many people find that dental implants look, feel, and function more like their natural teeth than other tooth replacements such as traditional dentures. Their benefits include:
- Security. Because they are embedded right the jaw, dental implants are meant to stay in place.
- No modification of healthy teeth. Dental implants attached to dental crowns or bridges may not require modification of surrounding healthy teeth.
- Continued oral health. Dental implants stimulate the jaw much as real tooth roots do. This can help maintain bone density.
- Durability. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Low maintenance. Regular, careful brushing and flossing are generally all that’s needed to care for implants, as well as regular checkups at our office.
- Versatile. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or a mouthful of missing teeth. We can attach dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures on implants to replace teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
The structure of a dental implant is similar to that of your natural tooth. The below-the-gum part that acts like a tooth’s root is made of titanium. The body generally accepts titanium, so it’s able to bond with the jaw for a firm hold. The above-the-gum part of a dental implant is covered with a replacement tooth to complete your smile and make biting easier.
Dr. McDermid and Dr. Dhillon partner with a specialist who uses 3-D imaging to place dental implants. Then, Dr. McDermid or Dr. Dhillon will complete the process by restoring the dental implant with a replacement tooth.
Same-Day All-On-4® Dental Implants
The traditional dental implant process requires a dental implant for each replacement tooth. Time must be allowed for healing between placing the dental implant and restoring it. But what if you want new teeth right away?
With the new All-on-4® technique at Lakewood Dental Centre, an entire arch of replacement teeth can be supported by as few as four dental implants. This allows Dr. McDermid and our specialist partner to place and restore on the same day using only local anaesthetic. If you are a candidate for this procedure, you may be able to come into the office with an incomplete smile and leave with a mouth full of new teeth.
A dental implant can support dentures with a tight, reliable hold and reduce gum irritation. At Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB offer implant-supported dentures.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants by calling (204) 977-8515 or using our online form to schedule a consultation with Lakewood Dental Centre, Winnipeg, MB. Your jawbone needs to be robust enough to support dental implants. Our dentist will examine your jawbone and talk to you further about your dental implant options or alternatives.
Both Dr. Doug McDermid and Dr. Rose Dhillon is a graduate of University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry, and they are one of the top-notch and trusted dentists in Winnipeg, MB.