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Straumann Dental Implants in Pickering, Malton and Scarborough

Straumann provides solutions for a range of dental conditions that are thoroughly researched and scientifically proven – from the replacement of individual missing teeth all the way to full arch restorations. They are a leading global supplier in dental implantology and oral tissue regeneration and also develop and manufacture products that help to heal teeth which are compromised by periodontitis.

Replacement Solutions

Missing teeth may make you insecure and self-conscious. You are looking for a solution to replace your teeth and restore your beautiful smile.

The problem with missing teeth

Healthy teeth not only make you feel attractive, but they are crucial for performing everyday activities like eating an apple, smiling, speaking and kissing. With one or several missing teeth, you may experience psychological and functional discomfort.

There is always a story behind missing teeth:

  • an accident
  • bad genes
  • disease
  • cavities
  • or periodontitis

Esthetic tooth replacement

It is comforting to know that missing teeth can be replaced in various functional and appealing ways. A tooth replacement with a dental implant may be an esthetic long-term solution.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is designed to replace the missing root and to hold the artificial tooth in place.

Dental implant as replacement for natural tooth

A dental implant mimics nature: it is designed to be firmly anchored in the jaw and to hold the tooth in place. The implant is a small part made of titanium, titanium alloy or ceramics – materials which are generally well-tolerated by the human body. Dental implant - Dental Implants Scarborough, Pickering, Malton Also, titanium has been shown to bond well with the human bone.

Placing an implant

The dental implant is surgically inserted under local anesthetic. Once healed, the artificial root acts as a base for the visible top of the tooth.

The dental implant can be used to replace

  • an individual tooth,
  • more than one tooth
  • all teeth

Treatment options

Do you have one or several missing teeth? A treatment with dental implants may be the right solution for you.

Close gaps quickly

Today, dentists can use artificial roots to close almost any gap in the front or side region. An implant is one possibility to close gaps quickly and may thereby help to prevent bone loss and malpositioning of the teeth and jawbone.

Treatment: Individual tooth replacement

You have one missing tooth and are looking for treatment. Talk to your dentist whether a dental implant is a solution for your situation.

Why choose an implant treatment?

An implant is designed to replace the missing root and to act as a support for the implant crown. The healthy neighboring teeth do not have to be ground down and their substance remains intact.

Strauman Single Tooth Implant Single tooth implant
Replacement of an individual tooth with an implant-supported crown in the front region
Replacement of an individual tooth with an implant-supported crown in the side region

Treatment: Replacement of more than one tooth

You have two or more missing teeth and are looking for treatment. Talk to your dentist whether a dental implant is a solution for your situation.

Why choose an implant treatment?

A bridge can be placed on two or more implants. As opposed to the treatment with a conventional bridge, the healthy neighboring teeth do not have to be ground down.

replacement of several teeth in the front region replacing several missing teeth in the side region
Replacement of several teeth using an implant-supported bridge in the front region
Replacement of several teeth using an implant-supported bridge in the side region

Treatment: Replacement of all teeth

You have a completely toothless jaw and are looking for treatment. Talk to your dentist whether a dental implant is a solution for your situation.

Why choose an implant treatment?

There are various treatment options to replace all teeth:

  • Fig. 1: a row of teeth which is anchored in the jaw by several implants
  • Fig. 2 and 3: an implant-supported prosthesis which can be removed for oral hygiene

Both solutions are designed to offer more stability than conventional prostheses and look natural.

replacing all missing teeth with implants
Various options for replacing all teeth

Treatment procedure

The journey towards your new smile may be less complicated and time-consuming than you think.

The success of your implant treatment depends on a thorough diagnosis, an individual consultation and a competent dental treatment. Always ask your dentist about the risks and benefits of an implant treatment.

Implant treatment in five steps

1. Diagnosis

The dentist determines whether an implant is the right solution by taking X-Ray images and computer tomographs for three-dimensional imaging. One important condition for the treatment is that there is sufficient bone.

2. Implant Insertion

The implant is inserted under local anesthesia. A temporary restoration may be placed on the implant during the healing stage. This allows for a natural-looking smile early in the process.

3. Healing

After approximately one week, the stitches are removed. The healing phase will last between six weeks and a few months, depending on the medical situation. During this time, diligent oral hygiene is vital in the healing stage of the treatment.

4. Placement

The dental laboratory uses an impression to produce the crown, bridge or denture. It will be inserted after the dental implant has healed in.

5. Aftercare

Just like natural teeth, implants require regular check-ups and conscientious oral hygiene. With appropriate care, the long-term function of implants can be maintained. The treating dentist informs about cleaning and hygiene measures.

How long does the treatment take?

time scale of dental implant treatments

Regenerative solutions

Many adults, not only older patients, suffer from periodontitis. Read more about the importance of keeping your teeth and surrounding tissues healthy.

Preventing loose teeth

Usually, healthy teeth are firmly anchored and do not come loose. To keep your periodontium healthy and intact, good dental hygiene is an important prerequisite. Removing plaque regularly and thoroughly is thus important to prevent your teeth from coming loose.  

Potential causes

If plaque is not regularly and thoroughly removed, bacteria may colonize the jaw, destroy tissues and may finally cause diseases of the periodontium (periodontitis). Left untreated, the disease may, in the worst case, result in tooth loss.

Early warning signs

Many adults suffer from periodontitis during their lives, many without initially knowing it. Swollen, reddened or bleeding gums may be the first signs of an early stage of periodontitis. If you are noticing anything unusual, seek an individual consultation with your dentist.

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the periodontal tissues which may result in the gradual loss of the tooth and supporting structures.

The cause of periodontitis

Bacteria and their toxins proliferate and cause bacterial plaque. If plaque is not removed by appropriate oral hygiene, tartar develops due to mineral deposits. A normal toothbrush is no longer sufficient; the deposit removal requires professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. If tartar is left, the inflammatory process may continue to develop.

Read about the different stages of periodontitis below. Please note that only few patients exhibit these advanced symptoms of the inflammatory disease. Always consult with your dentist if you are uncertain about the condition of your gums.

Stages of periodontitis

In the advanced stages of periodontitis, the jaw bone and the fibers retaining the teeth atrophy. This leads to loosening of teeth and, in the worst case, tooth loss.

mild periodontitis severe periodontitis massive periodontitis
Plaque accumulates on the tooth at the gum margin. The gum becomes inflamed and bleeds.
The gum margin loses attachment to the tooth, bacteria multiplies, plaque adheres to the tartar; the surrounding bone atrophies.
The gum recedes. Jaw bone and tooth fibers continue to atrophy, the tooth loosens and may fall out.

Treatment

Treatment steps for periodontitis include initial therapy and regenerative therapy.

treatment of periodontitis

1. Intitial Treatment Therapy

The inflammation disease is treated first with professional tooth cleaning by a dental hygienists and instruction of the patient in oral hygiene. After the initial therapy, the degree of oral tissue inflammation is reduced. If this initial treatment is not sufficient, an additional surgical treatment with cleaning will be required.
treatment of periodontitis
 
Removal of plaque and tartar

2. Regenerative Treatment

The goal of the regeneration is the renewal and complete restoration of the structure and function of the lost tissue. A regenerative product from Straumann® may promote the regeneration of hard and soft periodontal tissues. The regenerative treatment may result in a solid, functional new attachment in the bone and soft tissue.
treatment of periodontitis
 
Even application of a gel-like regenerative product by Straumann® on the defect

3. Treatment Aftercare

The process of regeneration and healing with the product by Straumann should proceed as undisturbed as possible. Your dentist can best advise you regarding the measures that should be taken after the treatment. Below, find some general recommendations for undisturbed healing.

Please note that this information does not replace treatment follow-up visits and regular checkups. By any means, follow your dentist’s instructions.

Some recommendations for undisturbed healing:

  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash
  • Avoid nicotine, coffee and black tea
  • Avoid the treated area when chewing
  • Avoid hard and chewy food
  • Do not clean the treated area with a toothbrush; get professional cleanings if scheduled by your dentist

Restorative treatment

A beautiful smile with modern dental restorations

To feel self-confident with a tooth replacement, it is important to obtain natural-looking and customized dental prosthetics. Due to computer-aided, high-techprocesses, it is possible to use innovative materials to create modern, esthetic dental restorations (for example crowns and bridges).

  1. The dentist takes an impression (either with conventional impression material or with a digital impression.
  2. The dental restoration is designed on the computer.
  3. The data are transferred.
  4. The dental restoration is manufactured using industrial techniques.

CADCAM Technology

Modern dental prosthetic inlays, onlays, crowns, and bridges are designed by computer and milled on computerized machines.

CADCAM for dental prosthetics

After the impression taking, the prosthesis is designed on the computer and the data are transmitted to a milling center. The desired bridge or crown framework is then fabricated industrially. Every workpiece made this way is unique.

Esthetic purpose

The demand for metal-free crowns and bridges has been increasing steadily for several years as modern ceramics provide a high degree of esthetics and predictability.

Digital impression taking

If you require dental treatment, you can have your dentist take a digital 3D scan of your teeth.

Advantages of digital impression

Until now, dentists and laboratories have relied on impressions made with a silicone compound that solidifies around the teeth. Many patients do not like this procedure because it can create an unpleasant taste in the mouth and cause gagging. Also, factors like saliva, swallowing movements and removal of the solidified material from the mouth can make the impression less precise.

Your benefits with digital impression taking:

  • Comfortable: Impression taking without any mold material – no gagging, no bad taste
  • Precise: Important for high-quality restorations
  • Efficient: lower risk of additional treatment appointments

How does it work?

digital impression taking creating a real model of your mouth
1. Dentist performs an intra-oral 3D scan.
2. Digital data is transmitted to the dental lab; the lab creates a real model.
manufacturing of restoration dentist places restoration crown, bridge or implant
3. The restoration is manufactured in the lab or at a production facility.
4. The dentist places the restoration (crown, bridge, inlay, onlay, implant structure).

 

 
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