Toronto, Ontario Canada (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
Adam Tan, DMD, FAGD, AIAOMT now offers dental services to patients in Toronto, Ontario Canada who are considering implants as an alternative to the discomfort of loose dentures. Using the All-on-4™ technique, Dr. Tan examines the patient carefully to determine the best location to place four anchoring implants, which are used to provide solid support for the denture.
The roots of a tooth stimulate the jawbone as well as anchoring the crown firmly in place. When teeth fall out or are removed, the loss of stimulation causes the jawbone to disintegrate and lose density. Traditional dentures are placed on top of the gums and can be easily dislodged with crunchy or chewy foods and when speaking. Even worse than the limits dentures place on food choices is the bone loss that inevitably follows. The facial structure shrinks as the jawbone deteriorates, causing the dentures to fit poorly. Many patients develop irritation and sores where the plates rub against the sensitive tissues of the mouth.
Dentists often recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth because the anchoring titanium posts replicate the root function, providing bone stimulation and a firm anchor for the crown. When significant bone loss has occurred, a patient may not have enough bone to provide an anchor for implants. For patients in Toronto, Ontario Canada who are in this situation, Dr. Tan may suggest the All-on-4™ technique to anchor a full dental plate with just four implants.
During the All-on-4™ implant procedure, a patient is numbed, and then implants are anchored in the jawbone in the places that have the most density. A temporary set of teeth is secured to the implants so that the patient leaves the office that day with a beautiful and natural smile. Over the next three to six months, the implants integrate with the bone, and once the healing process is complete, the dentist removes the temporary teeth and the permanent set are put into place.
Patients in Toronto, Ontario Canada who are interested in learning more about dental implants can find information on Dr. Tan’s website or call his office to set a consultation appointment.
About the Practice
Georgian Dental is a general practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Barrie and Orillia, ON. Dr. Adam Tan, DMD FAGD AIAOMT is an author and dental surgeon. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tan is among the first group of periodontists and dentists in the country to undergo the training required to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a new minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. Dr. Tan is the best-selling co-author of Healthy Input: America’s Leading Dentists Reveal the Secret Truths to a Healthy Body, Starting With What You Put in Your Mouth, which features advice and practices from leading dental experts. To learn more about the dental services available at Georgian Dental, please visit http://www.barriedentist.ca or call (705) 739-6725 to reach the Barrie office and (705) 325-1765 to reach the Orillia office.