Orillia, ON (PRWEB) December 23, 2014
Dr. Adam Tan is pleased to announce he now accepts new patients without a referral, for dental implants at his Orillia, ON office. Dental implants are considered a more effective and permanent solution for replacing missing teeth, and are associated with many benefits including their natural look and their ease of care. Other tooth replacement options, like removable dentures, do not offer these benefits and may not be the solution for every patient.
Implants consist of three parts, a titanium implant post, an abutment, and a crown. The titanium post is placed directly into the jaw bone where it then becomes integrated into the bone itself, becoming permanent. This integration, called osseointegration can take up to six months. After the fusion of implant and bone is complete, the post is fitted with an abutment. The abutment part of an implant is the piece that rises above the gum line where the natural looking crown will be placed. The crown is precisely matched to the coloring of the patient’s teeth and is very difficult to distinguish from natural teeth. After the implant is complete, the patient simply cares for the implant just like they would a natural tooth.
Implants provide patients with an improved level of comfort and make speaking and eating much easier than with removable replacement options. Removable replacement options like dentures can affect eating and speech patterns because of how easily they can move in the mouth. This is not a seen with implants because they are placed directly into the jaw bone.
There are many benefits to dental implants over other solutions like partial dentures or bridges and they provide patients with a more permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants replace the missing tooth’s root with a titanium post placed directly into the jawbone. This allows for a strong base that does not slide around during eating like with dentures and other removable replacement options. Implants can also instantly improve self-esteem because they restore a natural looking smile without any worries of displacement while eating or speaking.
About the Doctor
Georgian Dental is a general practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Barrie and Orillia, ON. Dr. Adam Tan BSc(H) DMD FAGD AIAOMT is a best-selling author for a book he co-authored titled “Healthy Input: America’s Leading Dentists Reveal the Secret Truths to a Healthy Body, Starting with What You Put in Your Mouth” featuring advice and practices from the leading dental experts. Dr. Tan received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. His credentials include: Past President of the Muskoka-Simcoe Dental Society (MSDS), Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and Academy of Osseointegration, member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and achieved Accredited status the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (AIAOMT), American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Cranial Facial Pain (Canadian Chapter), American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and the International Association of Orthodontics (IAO). 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. 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.