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Our Patient Education articles offer valuable insights in the various dental options available to our patients. This section is dedicated to educating our patients so they can make much better dental decisions.

What’s the Difference Between Dental Implants and Veneers

What’s the Difference Between Dental Implants and Veneers
If you’re not a professional in the dentistry industry, it can be hard to know the difference between dental implants and veneers. Essentially veneers are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile whereas dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Here is everything you need to know about dental implants and veneers: The Problems They Solve Veneers are a great solution for teeth that are healthy but not aesthetically pleasing. They cover up any imperfections from chips, gaps, stains and more. They only cover the forward-facing side of the tooth’s surface, unlike crowns. Their appearance resembles natural...

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Everything You Need to Know about Tooth Extractions

Everything You Need to Know about Tooth Extractions
The idea of having one of your teeth extracted may be intimidating but tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure and they are nothing to be afraid of. Knowing more details about this oral surgery will help alleviate any nerves that come with it. Here is everything you need to know about tooth extractions. THE PROCEDURE Before your tooth extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon will have to take an X-Ray of your mouth so they can see everything clearly and plan the best method for removing the problematic tooth. Tooth extraction involves removing your tooth from its socket in...

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Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening
Your smile says a lot about you - it’s one of the first things people see when they meet you or greet you, and creates an impression of you wherever you go. If you’re a heavy coffee drinker or smoker or have teeth that are naturally more yellow than white, you may be looking for a brighter smile that helps you give the best possible first impression. Those you already know will likely see a refreshed, more confident you after your smile has been whitened, which can really boost your confidence. We think teeth whitening is a great way to...

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How to Maintain Stellar Oral Health

How to Maintain Stellar Oral Health
Like so many other aspects of our health, the best medicine for your teeth is preventative care. Anything you can do to help maintain your oral health and keep your gums and teeth happy will serve you greatly as you get older. The Mayo Clinic notes that the health of your teeth and mouth can be indicators of other health issues in the rest of the body and that problems in your mouth can also affect other parts of your body if not properly treated. In particular, as we age, the risk of periodontitis, a serious form of gum disease,...

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Everything You Need To Know About Cavities

Everything You Need To Know About Cavities
  If you have a sweet tooth and can’t resist your daily dose of chocolate, it can be hard to adjust your eating habits. While it may seem like there is not much harm in eating a treat every now and then, it can be surprising to learn about the harmful effects that sugar can have on your teeth. Having a healthy and bright smile is something that all of our patients long for and the secret isn’t as complex as people think! We’ve put together a guide on everything you need know about cavities and how you can take...

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Why You Should Choose Our Dental Implants Clinic For Your Next Procedure

Why You Should Choose Our Dental Implants Clinic For Your Next Procedure
  Having a perfectly white smile may not seem like a necessity to everyone, and we can understand that. However, having shiny pearls is one of the most noticeable aspects of a person’s face. Not only can it lead to higher self-confidence, but it helps people stand out in a crowd. Whether you’re tired of the dullness of your teeth, have missing gaps you’d like to fill, or just want to look fantastic for a job interview, our Dental Implants Clinic has a wide-range of services that will help give your smile the attention it deserves. We Don’t Only Specialize...

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Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals

Everything You Need To Know About Root Canals
Going to the dentist is a crucial step to maintaining great oral health. Chances are you’ve been told once, twice or maybe even a handful of times by your dentist that you should regularly brush and floss. While it may seem unnecessary to be constantly reminded, we can assure you that we have our patients best interests at heart. Even if you regularly take good care of your teeth, it’s unfortunately still possible for infections to occur. This can cause aches and pains inside your mouth that can get worse over time if they aren’t professionally treated. We know how...

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Bone Grafting 101

Bone Grafting 101
It is no secret that dental implants are beginning to gain rapid popularity. Not only are they an excellent tooth replacement option, but they are also strong, durable and convenient. If you have been considering your options for dental implants, then you may have searched whether or not they would work for you. While bone grafts are mainly made for candidates with insufficient jawbone density, the process of grafting allows any patient to be a more suitable candidate for dental implants. What Is Bone Grafting? Before installing dental implants, there are times when dentists need to “augment” the jawbone. To...

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How Dental Implants Can Save Your Jaw

How Dental Implants Can Save Your Jaw
From time to time, we all notice imperfections in our appearance. While insecurities are common, flawed teeth don’t have to be! Having a shiny and welcoming smile is an attribute that makes you memorable. If you are one of the many adults who are missing teeth – your struggles are not to be taken lightly. A missing tooth can cause you to miss out on things you once enjoyed, such as eating your favourite foods, attending big social gatherings, or smiling in photos. Thankfully, there’s a solution: dental implants. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are a common and permanent...

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Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
While there is no doubt that your most observed accessory is your smile, the chances of being born with flawless pearly whites are slim. However, thanks to modern technological advancements, almost anyone can have their dream smile by merely transforming and adjusting their teeth. Noticing aesthetic imperfections in your smile is normal. Whether you have visible gaps or darkly shaded gums, we work around the clock to make sure you leave our Toronto Dental Implants Clinic with the confidence you’ve always wanted. If you have been wondering how you can achieve the picture-perfect smile that you see in magazines, we’re...

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Why your Bi-Annual Dental Cleaning is Non-Negotiable

Why your Bi-Annual Dental Cleaning is Non-Negotiable
A visit to the dentist is often that thing you keep in the very back of your mind. Maintaining oral health by making regular visits to the dentist isn’t exactly on the top of everyone’s “to-do” list. In fact, going to the dentist can at times, be something we push under the rug and delay. According to the Canadian Dental Association, wait times to see a dentist and receive treatment in Canada are among the shortest in the world. It’s time to start taking advantage of that! Although paying a visit to your local oral hygiene professional every 6 months may...

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Sleep Dentistry – What you need to know

Sleep Dentistry – What you need to know
While dentists provide invaluable services that society would not be able to comfortably live without, this doesn’t prevent them from being viewed in an unflattering light from time to time. In fact, the fear of going to the dentist is far from uncommon, as many individuals struggle with anxiety when it comes to receiving dental work. In some cases, however, this aversion can, unfortunately, cause individuals to forgo trips to the dentist altogether. Cue the solution: Sleep dentistry, otherwise known as sedation dentistry. If the thought of having your tooth pulled or getting a cavity fixed fills you with utter...

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What Are Mini Dental Implants?

What Are Mini Dental Implants?
When looking at the options available for replacing a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth there is no doubt that dental implants are the best solution. Not only do dental implants look like a real tooth, they also feel and function as closely to a natural tooth as possible. This is a result of having the implant rooted and fused into the jawbone just like a natural tooth, something that is not accomplished with other tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges. Although it is well known that dental implants are the “gold standard” when it comes to tooth...

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Why You Might Need A Sinus Lift Prior To Getting Dental Implants

Why You Might Need A Sinus Lift Prior To Getting Dental Implants
Getting dental implants is currently the best tooth replacement option available. Not only does the dental implant mimic the natural tooth that was lost giving the patient full functionality of their new tooth, the implant is also lodged directly into the jawbone of the patient's mouth making it much more secure and durable than other tooth replacement options. In order for the dental implant to be successful, however, one critical factor that must be present is a strong enough jawbone in terms of width, height and overall density. If the jawbone is not strong enough to support a dental implant,...

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What Is Bone Grafting & What Does It Have To Do With Dental Implants

What Is Bone Grafting & What Does It Have To Do With Dental Implants
Any time that a tooth is removed, regardless of the reason, the jawbone in that region of the mouth begins to slowly deteriorate. One of the best ways to stop the deterioration of the jawbone when a tooth is missing is to place a dental implant into the jawbone, effectively replacing the missing tooth. The deterioration of the jawbone will vary from patient to patient, but in any case, it will be best to get the proper treatment as soon as possible after a tooth is lost. If you wait too long to replace a missing tooth with a dental...

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Nanotube Dental Implants May Increase Implant Success Rates Significantly

Nanotube Dental Implants May Increase Implant Success Rates Significantly
For quite some time now dental implants have been considered the most effective tooth replacement option. When compared to other tooth replacement options, such as dentures and bridges, dental implants perform much better, last longer and have a higher success rate. Because dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone tissue over time, they are the closest thing you can get to having a real tooth. Even though they are considered the best tooth replacement option at the moment, they still fail about 8% of the time creating complications for the patient. There is...

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Can Nanodiamonds Be Used To Improve Dental Implants?

Can Nanodiamonds Be Used To Improve Dental Implants?
Diamonds are very versatile objects that have been used in a variety of applications such as in jewelry, as semiconductors in electrical components and in saw blades. They have even been used in high end dental crowns and dental grills for those willing to pay the high price to have a smile that truly stands out. Researchers have now discovered yet another practical use for diamonds that could improve the success rate of dental implants. These diamonds, however, are significantly smaller than the ones used in more traditional applications and are actually not even visible to the naked eye. Known...

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Benefits Of Dental Implant Overdentures

Benefits Of Dental Implant Overdentures
For many years people missing multiple teeth had limited options when it came to replacing these missing teeth. Receiving individual dental implants on multiple teeth was too costly and time consuming so the most affordable and popular option has long been to get dentures. This was unfortunately not a suitable solution for many people. There are several problems that arise from having traditional dentures such as having them fall out easily, not being able to chew or speak properly and having the jawbone deteriorate from a lack of occlusal forces on the jawbone. These are just some of the drawbacks...

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Stem Cells May Provide Regenerative Dental Solutions in the Near Future

Stem Cells May Provide Regenerative Dental Solutions in the Near Future
Missing a tooth isn’t as harmless as you may assume. The fact of the matter is that complications such as loss of jawbone density and finding difficulty speaking are common problems associated with losing teeth in adulthood. Fortunately, dental innovation is on the rise and stem cells have stepped into the ring as a potential method for scientists to regrow teeth with stem cells directly in a patient’s mouth. While stem cells have been shown to provide immense promise in the medical community for quite some time now, only recently have stem cells’ potential to change the landscape of dentistry...

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Dental Implant Risk Factors

Dental Implant Risk Factors
Similar to other surgical procedures, there are several factors that can potentially cause complications or complete failure of dental implants. Some of these factors are due to a malfunction of the materials and procedures used while others are a result of the patients general health and hygiene. Although it is very unlikely to have complications arise after receiving dental implants, with approximately 98% of patients having no complications at all, it is still a slight possibility that anyone planning to get dental implants should be aware of. In this article we will explain certain risk factors that should be considered...

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Osseointegration In Dental Implants

Osseointegration In Dental Implants
Ever wonder why dental implants are so much more effective than traditional tooth replacement options? The main reason for this is due to a phenomenon known as osseointegration which is the structural connection that forms between your natural jawbone and the titanium implant. When compared to traditional tooth replacement options that aren’t connected directly to your jawbone, dental implants are far superior since they mimic the strength and functionality of a natural tooth. Osseointegration was discovered by accident in 1952 by Swedish researcher Per-Ingvar Brånemark who was using titanium implant chambers to study the blood flow in rabbit bones. When...

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Dental Implant Process

Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are by far the best option for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. As opposed to traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone giving them the same strength and functionality that you would get from your natural teeth. Once any necessary preliminary procedures are finished, the dental implant procedure can be completed in one visit to the dentist, but in most cases, and for the best results, it will require 3 visits over a period of several months. Here we have put together a detailed explanation of what will happen at each stage...

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What Are Dental Implants?

What Are Dental Implants?
When it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth the best solution available is to receive a dental implant. Dental implants, as opposed to other methods of replacing missing teeth, are implanted directly into the jawbone, creating an artificial root which is intended to be as strong and stable as a natural tooth root. This implanted root is most commonly made with titanium and surgically placed into the jawbone. Within 3 to 6 months the titanium root becomes osseointegrated with the jawbone. Only when this happens is the implant procedure complete and ready to be fitted with a prosthetic tooth...

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Preliminary Procedures For Dental Implants

Preliminary Procedures For Dental Implants
In order to receive dental implants, it is necessary to undergo some preliminary procedures. At the very least, a consultation will be required between the patient and dentist to determine the patients oral health. If the dentist determines that the dental implants can be placed successfully without any future complications, the dental implant surgery can be scheduled right away. If, however, the dentist determines that some other procedures may be necessary to make room for the implants, or to strengthen the surrounding bone structure, some more complicated preliminary procedures will be required. To get an understanding of what is required...

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Dental Implants vs Traditional Tooth Replacement Options

Dental Implants vs Traditional Tooth Replacement Options
Losing a tooth or, even worse, several teeth, can be quite a distressing experience. Not only will it ruin your smile and possibly self-confidence, it can also have other negative side effects to your remaining teeth, gums and jawbone if it is not properly fixed within a reasonable amount of time. For example, some of the common side effects from not replacing missing teeth include: Shifting of remaining teeth Higher chance of tooth decay in remaining teeth Increased risk of periodontal diseases Difficulty chewing and speaking Deterioration of the jawbone Considering all of the negative side effects that can come...

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Types Of Dental Implants

Types Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are known to be the most effective way of replacing missing or damaged teeth. More traditional methods like removable dentures and bridges tend to cause many problems for patients such as difficulties with chewing & speaking, diminished oral health and overall discomfort. Unlike these traditional methods of replacing teeth, dental implants are much more stable giving patients full functionality of their new teeth, making it seem as if they never lost their teeth in the first place. With so much information about dental implants on the internet, it can be quite confusing to figure out what is the...

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Dental Implant Maintenance

Dental Implant Maintenance
Dental implants are by far the best way to replace missing or damaged teeth to give you that perfect smile you always dreamed of, but to make sure you can keep this smile going for years to come you must take good care of them along with your natural teeth. Receiving dental implants is just the first step in revitalizing your smile. The main reason for dental implant failure is due to poor maintenance. More specifically, improper flossing and brushing can cause bone and gum tissue surrounding the implant to become infected, resulting in implant failure. In order to properly...

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Root Canal Therapy FAQs

Root Canal Therapy FAQs
What is root canal therapy? To understand root canal therapy you must first understand the 3 layers that a tooth is composed of: -enamel - is the outer hard layer of the tooth composed primarily of minerals. Enamel is actually considered the hardest substance in the human body. -dentin - is a calcified tissue that makes up the bulk of the tooth located beneath the enamel layer. -pulp - is the center layer of the tooth made up of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. This is the part of the tooth that is responsible for supplying a growing tooth with...

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Are Dental Implants Painful

Are Dental Implants Painful
When undergoing any type of invasive surgical procedure, a common area of concern is how much pain or discomfort will be experienced. Dental implants are no exception to this rule considering that the procedure often involves tooth extraction, cutting & stitching gum tissue, drilling a hole in the jawbone and implanting a titanium screw into the jawbone. Since the dental implant surgery is performed with general or local anesthesia, the dental implant procedure itself is not painful. Once the surgery is complete and the anesthesia wears off, however, some pain and discomfort is expected for up to 10 days afterward....

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Who Invented Dental Implants?

Who Invented Dental Implants?
The concept of dental implants being used to replace damaged or missing teeth for aesthetic and practical purposes has been in existence for thousands of years. In ancient China, for example, there have been human remains found dating back 4000 years with carved bamboo pegs tapped into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. There have also been ancient Egyptian remains found, dating back approximately 2000 years, with various forms of implanted teeth made out of precious metals, ivory or even transplanted from other humans. Although the concept of dental implants has been around for millennia, none of them had the...

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Bond St. Dental Toronto Donations & Raffle

Tis the season for giving and as a team we feel it is our responsibility to help those who are less fortunate than us. This year Bond St Dental will be collecting food & non-perishable items to drop off at several Toronto shelters for the holidays. We are also having a raffle to win a pair of Toronto raptor tickets. Please bring in 3 items & receive 10 ballots to be entered in our contest. Feel free to drop off your contribute items to the collection. Together we can make someone's holiday season a little brighter. Drop off will at Bond street Dental, location at 113 Bond street Toronto, on M5B 1Y2. Your generosity is appreciated.