Comprehensive Restorations & Dental Implants in Scarborough

african american senior couple smilingYour teeth are essential for many things, especially biting, chewing, and speaking comfortably. When missing teeth impact your dental health and quality of life, Dr. Jennifer Yu-Lopez can provide relief with dental implants and restorations.

Our dentist offers various implant-supported restorations made from beautiful and safe materials. She also works closely with a local oral surgeon who can perform necessary extractions, dental implant placement, bone grafts, and sinus lifts. All treatment steps are done in one meeting.

By combining experience with trusted treatment techniques, we can help rebuild your smile and dental health. Dr. Yu-Lopez and our team enjoy resolving tooth loss with restorations and dental implants in Scarborough. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!


What Are Dental Implants?

illustration of dental implant and crownThe purpose of a dental implant is to restore every part of a missing tooth. They are posts made from body-safe titanium and serve in the place of missing tooth roots. Implants are often successful because they become part of your jaw permanently.

When inserted surgically, each post fuses with tissue and bone in a process called osseointegration. As implants bond with your jaw, they offer stability for your new restoration.

Our Available Implant-Supported Restorations

Dental restorations are prosthetics designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Our dentist provides many options to replace any number of teeth missing. We offer restorations supported by dental implants in Scarborough to rebuild your smile and complete treatment. Your options include:

When you need to replace a front tooth, our team can provide you with a provisional replacement so you won’t have to live without teeth. Our dentist offers the temporary restorations while a lab crafts your permanent prosthetic.

Who Can Get Implants?

adult woman and her senior motherIf you are over eighteen and in decent oral health enough to undergo surgery with little chance for complications, you could qualify for Scarborough dental implants. Your gums must be free of inflammation and disease, which is needed to promote proper fusing. A complete and healthy jawbone is also essential to hold your implants in place.

We pair technology with consultations and exams to determine candidacy. Our team takes dental x-rays to obtain detailed pictures of your gums, jaws, and any remaining teeth. These images help reveal your current dental health and let us plan your treatment accordingly. We also use this technology to determine your need for possible pre-treatment.

Initial Treatments to Increase Your Chances of Success

Receiving implants can sometimes require other surgical procedures to promote effective placement beforehand. By working with an oral surgeon, our dentist can provide the following treatments to help increase candidacy and streamline the process:

Extractions: Our team recommends extraction for various reasons. If you have one tooth or several suffering from a severe infection, damage, or decay, removal may be the best option to preserve your long-term oral health. The oral surgeon performs extractions to prepare your smile for implant placement.

Bone Grafts: We recommend a bone graft when the bone in your jaw is too weak to hold implants after placement. During this procedure, the oral surgeon takes bone material from another place in your body or a synthetic source and adds it to your jaw to restore density.

Sinus Lifts: This procedure is performed when the area between your upper jaw and sinuses requires extra space to place your implants. This lack of bone depth can result from advanced gum disease, genetics, and other factors. Like a bone graft, we add new bone to the area to create more mass.

What Can I Expect with Dental Implant Placement?

The oral surgeon we collaborate with places implants using careful treatment planning and skill. The length of your procedure and healing time depends on several factors. These include the number of posts placed and their location.

The specialist will insert your dental implants in your jaw during one or more appointments. Having an oral surgeon perform placement can help promote proper healing, even for complex cases. After you have healed completely, our team invites you back to our practice to fix your restoration.

Rebuild Your Smile Today with Scarborough Dental Implants!

Receiving dental implants and restorations means you can expect comprehensive treatment from beginning to end. Dr. Jennifer Yu-Lopez and our team are here to restore your smile, no matter your current dental health situation. We serve all individuals looking to replace teeth across Scarborough and the surrounding Ontario communities. Contact us to discover your options today!