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Dental Implants Price

Dental implants are an investment into your overall health. Just like any investment, we need to consider the long term costs and benefits versus other replacement options and their need for potential life span.   We always advise patients to choose not their health care options on cost only. Knowing that sometimes financial burdens limit our choices, we should choose the right procedure for your dental care that will have the greatest success. Why choose dental implants?  When you consider the benefits of dental implants, you can see that price becomes a secondary consideration. Dentures do not provide the same long term benefit of chewing function and self esteem when you consider the need to replace a denture several times over a period of time. A dental implant is a firm and stable root replacement for missing teeth. Traditionally bridges or dentures were looked at as quick measures to prevent shifting…

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Oct 30, 2015 by
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How long does it take for dental implants?

We often get patients asking about dental implant treatment in Bowmanville and how long the procedure takes. Dental Implants are placed in a number of steps in order to provide the best results. What are Dental Implants?   The Dental Implant Procedure To determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant procedure we recommend a proper evaluation with a dentist with dental implant training. Dentists in Canada require a minimum amount of hours in this field in order to be qualified for this kind of procedure. In some cases where teeth have been missing for a long time, bone grafting may be necessary which can extend the length of the procedure until the appropriate healing occurs. Early treatment is recommended so that we do not delay the procedure and associated bone loss that occurs. The Dental Implant First Stage The dental implant replaces…

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Oct 28, 2015 by
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What is the all-on-4 procedure?

At our Bowmanville dental office we offer same day dental implants. Same day dental implants offers a great improvement over having to undergo multiple dental procedures and removing the teeth and waiting for the dental implants to heal while wearing dentures. We can prepare a temporary set of teeth to be attached to the dental implants that will fuse to the jaw bone over the next few months. We can often use four to six implants as foundations for dental bridges or dentures (snap in dentures). Dr. Mark Bishara and the dental team in Bowmanville will space out the number of dental implants placed in the mouth to create an even distribution that is suitable to take the biting pressure of daily use. In some cases we use more implants to compensate in cases of softer jaw bone or limited anatomy. What is the same day dental implant procedure? We can…

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Oct 22, 2015 by
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Causes of tooth loss

We often get asked if tooth loss is bound to happen with age and if its preventable. Just because we age does not mean we will necessarily have to end up in dentures ! Tooth loss can mean replacement options such as dental implants which are the best options. Dental Implants function and feel like natural teeth. What are some common causes of tooth loss? Trauma and gum disease are some of the causes although some people are born without permanent teeth in certain areas of the mouth.   How does trauma affect your teeth? The enamel shell on the outside of your teeth is very strong, in fact it is the strongest material in the human body. Accidents or trauma can lead to damage of the enamel and supporting tooth underneath. Impact sports while not wearing a mouth guard can leave your teeth susceptible to trauma. Sometimes accidents are…

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Oct 18, 2015 by
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Dental Implants: What Are They, Who Needs Them And How Do They Work

Dental Implants are used to replace weak or missing teeth.  We use dental implants to replace teeth allowing you to have a fresh start. For many people, visits to the dentist are difficult due to anxiety or past history of negative experiences. Gum disease also known as periodontal disease is an ongoing process that can leave teeth that once were considered saveable to a worse state. A dental examination of all your teeth and an honest discussion with your dentist can tell us whether you need one or many teeth replaced. We will discuss the dental implant options next and how it works. How does a dental implant work? If you already have a missing tooth then the space that was formerly occupied by the tooth is a candidate for dental implants in Bowmanville. If you have an existing tooth that is broken or cannot be fixed then often at the…

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Oct 17, 2015 by
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