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Bone augmentation, Sinus lift, Implant Dentist Bowmanville

In today’s case, a healthy 26 year old female presents with loose Maryland bridge that was previously replacing her upper left tooth which was missing from birth. A Maryland bridge is an artificial tooth that is bonded to the two teeth beside it. The most esthetic and long term solution is a single new dental implant in this area. Minimum bone is present to the sinus floor. The sinus is a hollow area that is above the roots of upper back teeth. When placing an implant in an area of minimum bone, we augment the sinus floor with new bone. This allow for placing an implant of adequate length. Implant placement and final implant crown. The patient was thrlled with the result, we no longer have to worry about food getting caught undernath the old bridge, or problems with flossing of the area underneath the bridge. For your free dental…

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Aug 9, 2014 by
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Immediate Dental Implant, Implant Dentist Bowmanville

In today’s case, we discuss the idea of immediate dental implants.  Immediate dental implants are dental implants that are placed at the same time of tooth removal.  There are key criteria that are followed when attempting to place immediate dental implants as the procedure is much more technique sensitive than a traditional dental implant placement. A traditional dental implant would be placed 3-4 months after a tooth is removed and the area heals. With an immediate dental implant, the tooth is removed very carefully and the area is prepared to receive a dental implant at the same time. Advantages of an immediate molar implant: Fits multi-rooted molar socket and allows for immediate placement following extraction Maximizes bone preservation Minimizes need for bone grafting Reduces treatment time The case shown illustrates a dental implant for an upper molar that had previous root canal therapy and unfortunately the tooth developed a crack.  Keep in…

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Jul 25, 2014 by
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Implant Retained Denture Implant Dentist Bowmanville

In Today’s Blog, we feature an implant retained lower full denture. As many people are aware, lower dentures are very unstable in terms of function since we don’t have the luxury of the ‘suction’ effect as is the case with a full upper denture. Four dental implants were placed in the lower jaw for retention of a new denture.  The process took 4 months of healing and was performed by Dr. Mark Bishara at the West Bowmanville Dental Centre.  Interested in learning more about this technology and the process? We invite you to our office for a free Consultation, please call 905-697-1118.

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Jul 22, 2014 by
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Full Mouth Dental Makeover. Implant Dentist Bowmanville

We first saw Bob as a patient for an implant consult after going years with the process of losing one tooth at a time either due to decay, breakage, gum problems etc. Bob underwent several procedures to regain his smile back.  We removed the remaining teeth on the upper and lower jaw that had problems.  Eight upper dental implants were placed and an implant retained bridge was placed on top.  Four dental implants were placed on the bottom to retain an implant overdenture (implant supported denture). Why was Bob a good candidate for these procedures? Bob was the ideal candidate for this procedure as he was missing multiple teeth, was in good general and oral health (previous history of being a smoker) and was strongly opposed to wearing a removable prosthesis (denture) as a replacement option especially on the upper jaw. How did we develop a plan for treating Bob’s…

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Jun 12, 2014 by
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Dental Implant Bridge Bowmanville

Traditional dental materials used to be made of a metal foundation or core with a porcelain overlay over top.  This was a great option since the strength of the metal core was present along with the esthetics of the procelain over top.  Over time, problems started to happe with porcelain chipping, fracture.  While the metal foundation did not get damaged, you would get ugly exposure of metal through the bridge work. At West Bowmanville Dental Centre, we work in conjuction with our Lab to do a computer aided 3d design of your bridge or crown work for either traditional crowns or implant retained crows or bridges. A new dental material called zirconia offers a combination of esthetics and strength.  Since the core of a zirconia block is white in color, in addition to being resistant to chipping or staining, it becomes the optimal solution for such cases. The image in…

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Jun 2, 2014 by
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