Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants in Scarborough?

Along with my team at Cedarbrae Dental, we believe everyone deserves to experience life with a complete, healthy smile. That’s why we provide restorative dentistry, including dental implants, in Scarborough.

Because of this treatment, many people like you areproudly showing off their new and improved look and enjoying the everydaybenefits of beautiful teeth.

However, we know that not everyone is ready forimplants right away. In this blog, I’ll cover the oral healthconditions that require my attention, first, before we can proceed withimplants.

  1. Gum disease. Also known as the “Silent Killer,” gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s also been linked to heart disease and several systemic conditions, like diabetes.
  2. Decaying teeth. Tooth decay can be attributed to several factors. At the top of the list are sugary foods and drinks, and poor oral hygiene. Other causes include dry mouth, plaque formation, medical problems, and bacteria and acid.
  3. Insufficient bone mass in the jaw. If you lose teeth and don’t replace them with implants, you will experience bone loss in your jaw. Osteoporosis has also been linked to a reduction in the jawbone.
  4. Enlarged sinuses. Also known as sinusitis, this condition leads to inflamed and swollen cavities around the sinuses. It affects drainage and results in mucus buildup.

If you have any of these conditions, we can treatthem right here at our office as part of your overall dental implant treatmentstrategy.

Will this lengthen the process of dental implantsin Scarborough? It may. But looking after theseconditions will help you enjoy your implants for a long time. It’s well worthit.

In certain circumstances, patients have to puttheir restorative treatment on hold. Underage patients whose jaws haven’t fullydeveloped should wait to avoid complications. I also tell pregnant women towait because they should stay away from anesthesia.

If you have any of the above conditions … it doesn’t mean that dental implants aren’t for you. We just haveto look after them and give your mouth the time it needs to heal beforeembarking on treatment.

Call today and talk to our friendly team to book an appointment. I look forward to getting to know you – and your smile – better.

Your general family dentists in Scarborough,
Cedarbrae Dental
Dr. Jordana Platt
Dr. Ray Starr
Dr. Larry Rothman