Dental Implants in Brampton
What are they and what are they for?
How is it done?
The process is usually carried out under local anesthesia and sometimes under light sedation. After the cylinder is placed in the bone, several months are needed for healing before they become functional. The procedure does not hurt and most patients experience little or no discomfort afterwards.
Prior to placing an implant, the area of tooth loss is examined to determine if there is adequate bone to support the prosthesis. Sometimes, a bone graft is required to improve the quality or quantity of bone. The graft is typically a medical grade purified crystaline bone extract. Following a specified healing period, an xray is taken to determine the quality and amount of healthy bone prior to implant placement.
How long do they last for?
Implants need specific cleaning techniques which differ from those of natural teeth. This is important for the longevity of the implant. The health of the implant can be affected by ones overall health, oral hygiene, possible clenching and grinding, and the type of foods that are eaten. As long as the implant is taken care of, it should last many years.