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Facts on implant dentistry

July 03, 2022
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If you want a solution for missing teeth, then the only way to resolve your issue is to get implants. Dental implants have become an effective way to rectify the case of missing teeth. Furthermore, this is a permanent solution, and some individuals prefer it to good old dentures. Once you know what a dental implant is, you will probably warm to the idea of this option for any teeth you are missing. Significantly, dental implants offer solutions when you have teeth missing, and these may be in different locations or bunched together.

Single Dental Implant

A single dental implant is your main description of a dental implant. An implant is a tiny post or screw made of titanium, surgically positioned in your jawbone and placed under the line of your gums. The process is called osseointegration. These implants are designed to replace missing teeth and maintain your smile’s natural function and aesthetic.

The purpose of the implant is to give your new crown the support of a natural root from the gum tissue. It fuses with your bone, as does a natural root, and maintains the structure of your bone. In case you have missing teeth in particular locations, you can go for the implant procedure.

Provided you do not have any ongoing gum disease treatment; you can get an appointment to discuss this process with your dentist. Your dentist will first determine whether you are a good candidate for implants. You need a good amount of bone present to permit fusion after the process. Your age may be a potential factor in determining whether you are ready for implants. Implants are placed in your jawbone through minor surgery. The dental surgeon administers a local anesthetic beforehand, and you don’t feel any pain. The healing time for the screw to fuse with your natural bone is four months.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

A revolutionary method for rectifying the issue of several missing teeth is the All-on-4 approach to implantation. When individuals lose multiple teeth due to accidents or any other reason, the All-on-4 process gets the mouth back to functioning completely. This replaces traditional dentures that may cause issues like denture adhesives wearing out. Furthermore, dentures may restrict a person’s ability to eat and smile too.

The All-on-4 method of implantation uses the same procedure as single implantation. Nonetheless, instead of implanting a single screw (post), four screws are implanted on which rest parts of the full-arch prosthesis. Consequently, dental bridges, placed and positioned, are supported by implants. Since this is an extended procedure with more incisions, pre-surgery preparation includes x-rays and scans and thorough consultation with your dental surgeon. There will also be four incisions where the posts fit into your jawbone. Post-surgery, you will be given medication to prevent infection and painkillers in case of any discomfort.

Implant-Supported Dentures

In case you have lost a whole set of teeth, you may consider implants or implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are the choice of many patients who wish to have dentures that snap onto implants for a more secure fit. Dentures supported by implants snap on and off rather than have an arch of bridges attached to implants. A portion of the material sits on the implants. The dentures on top of these come on and off for maintenance. The implantation procedure is the same, as surgery needs to be conducted.


Whatever dental teeth-replacement procedures you opt for, find one that suits your health and budget requirements. The loss of teeth is not a joyous prospect, and implants offer a way of solving such issues and making your mouth completely functional. Contact Ashraf Dentistry today for additional information on implant treatments.

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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