Implants

 

implantspageMother Nature knows her stuff: that’s why your teeth are such amazingly durable  structures. Today’s dental implants, however, are proof that modern technology can be a master of imitation.

Whether one or several teeth are missing, more implantsand more people today are taking advantage of implants. Replacing a lost tooth is vital to ensuring that the surrounding gum, bone, and teeth remain strong and healthy.

An implant is an artificial tooth that looks, feels, and acts just like a natural one. Inserted into the hole where the root of your original tooth was, it bonds naturally with your jawbone, becoming a permanent part of your mouth.

Being fitted with an implant is a relatively simple process that often takes place under a local anaesthetic. On your first visit, a tiny titanium cylinder is placed in the spot where your tooth is missing. A special coating on the implant encourages the jawbone to grow around it—a process that takes anywhere from three to six months.

When the implant is firmly in place, a porcelain crown is attached to its top, creating a perfect new tooth that only a dentist could tell from the real thing. In addition to replacing missing teeth, implants can also be used to stabilize dentures and support bridges.

 

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  • Metropolitan Dental—Now Open

    To all of our valued patients of Metropolitan Dental:

    Hello everyone! This is coming to all of you with good news! We have finally received official approval to head back to work. We have been closed for almost three months. Needless to say we are all quite excited to head back to Metropolitan Dental and to once again see all of you for your dental needs.

    COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us, including the shut down of dentistry across the province. We understand that many of you have been forced to wait for your dental care and we deeply appreciate your understanding and patience while we were closed. Your health and well being continue to be our highest priority as we carefully prepare and update our practice procedures. Please be assured that we will be taking care of you, just as we will be taking care of our families and ourselves.

    We know that our capacity of getting back to work will not be 100% initially, but we will be working hard to see all of you. We have opened our doors as of June 8th. We ask, unless you are experiencing an emergency, please wait for us to call you, instead of you calling the office. This will help to make our job of scheduling and re-scheduling patients easier. If you would like to email us to schedule or update an appointment click here.

    There are some new protocols that have been put in place by the Minister of Health for your next dental appointment, so we will be emailing these out to you prior to your appointment. These new screening processes are important for everyone to follow, we thank you for your co-operation.

    Once again, we thank you for your trust and patronage over the decades. Please remember as businesses continue to re-open, the DENTAL office is one of the cleanest and most sterile places that you will encounter. We have been working hard to ensure that commitment to you.

    We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Barton Walters, and Dr. Andrew Kaplan

    And the entire team at Metropolitan Dental

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