Dental Implants in Toronto
A Natural Replacement for Teeth
Missing, decaying, and damaged teeth can affect your health, lower your self-esteem, and reduce your quality of life. Dr. Suzanne Caudry is here to provide a natural and life-long solution to your problem. With the help of Dr. Caudry, you can restore your smile, your health, and your happiness.
Dr. Caudry is one of Toronto's leading dental implant experts. She is renowned for her exceptionally high rate of success, the safety of her procedures, and the quality of the implants she installs. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or all of your teeth, she has the skill, experience and expertise to fix your smile for good.
The first step toward a brighter tomorrow begins with one phone call. If you're looking for a specialist for dental implants, contact us today at (416) 928-3444. We cannot wait to work with you.
An Internationally Recognized Expert in Dental Implant Surgery
Dr. Caudry is a leading periodontist, a skilled surgeon, and a celebrated dental implant specialist. For over 20 years, she has been providing quality dental implants across the Greater Toronto Area, and has developed a proven track record of improving the dental health and well-being of her patients.
Her practice specializes in dental implantology, and she is an internationally recognized expert in the field. Dr. Caudry is proud to have been a main speaker at the world conference in Sweden, where Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark first invented the procedure for dental implants.
She obtained her PhD in Microbiology at La Trobe University in Australia and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at McGill University in Montreal. Since then, she has specialized in Periodontics at the University of Toronto, where she now teaches and participates in research.
While there are many skilled periodontists and oral surgeons throughout the Greater Toronto Area, there are few-if any-as qualified as the world-renowned Dr. Suzanne Caudry. Who better to entrust your smile to than such a decorated and committed professional?
Only the Best for You
We believe in giving our patients the best service possible. This requires us to make sure their entire experience is wonderful from start to finish. While that might seem like a tall order for some professionals, for us it comes naturally. Between Dr. Caudry and her "dream team" staff, we make sure you're looked after from the moment you walk through our doors to the moment you leave. We would never dream of offering anything less.
When you come to our facilities for a consultation or oral procedure, we are not simply improving the appearance of your teeth. Our work runs much deeper than that. Dr. Caudry and her team work wonders in order to improve or preserve the health of your teeth and gums-because that is what is the most important.
Given the importance of oral hygiene, it only makes sense that you should seek out one of the most reputable periodontists in the region. We make sure your time and money are well-spent in our facility. We will improve your smile and go to great lengths to improve your overall oral health. With healthy gums and the right tools and tips to tend to them, your new smile will look wonderful for ages to come.
Local Dental Implants Done Right
If you live in Toronto, you don't have to go far to find excellent dental implants. Located in the GTA, Dr. Caudry is not just a celebrated periodontist in her local community-she is respected globally. Having spoken at world-renowned conferences in Sweden and elsewhere, Dr. Caudry's international network of colleagues know that she is at the forefront of oral surgery.
Discover the wide range of dental implant options and expertise available to you when you contact our clinic for a consultation.
Serious About Oral Health
When it comes to local dental implants in the Toronto area, those who are serious about their oral health visit Dr. Caudry. Dr. Caudry is renown for providing fast, reliable and affordable results for her patients. Her precision and expertise ensure that all her patients recover from surgery quickly and that their implants heal and perform exceptionally well.
Experience the Wonders of Digital Dentistry
Our facility has brought the future of dentistry to your community. For this, you can thank Dr. Caudry, who was one of the first oral surgeons in Canada to be trained in the ways of computer-guided surgery.
As one might expect, Dr. Caudry works confidently. When you see her facilities and the equipment at our disposal, it won't be hard to see why we are all so confident in our abilities. We ensure the continued health of our patients with the help of cutting-edge technology. While some might be content to embrace tradition, we prefer to look forward.
The success of the procedure and the comfort of the patient are our foremost concerns, and we've come to integrate many cutting-edge measures that succeed in ensuring both.
In short, Dr. Caudry's facilities are a glimpse into the future of oral surgery. She combines state-of-the-art digital technology and time-tested techniques to ensure consistent quality for all her surgeries. To maximize the success of her implant procedures, she uses computer-guided surgery technology, which reduces the invasiveness of the surgery and gives better results.
With Dr. Caudry, you can rest assured that you and your smile are safe. She will work with you to give you a solution that preserves the integrity of your smile and lasts a lifetime. Rather than traveling out of the city for world-class implants, all you'll have to do is step out of your door. Rest assured, with us, the local option is always the best option. Call us today to learn more.
Dental Implants: Then and Now
Many of our patients are unaware of the great strides that have been made in the field of dental implantology. Rest assured, things have progressed significantly over the last ten to twenty years. Presently, few people can tell the difference between a dental implant and a natural tooth.
History of Dental Implants
We believe in educating our patients. The more knowledge you have about our practices, the more comfortable you'll feel about your decision to work with us. That is why we always take time to answer your questions, whatever they may be. We often receive questions regarding the nature of the dental implant itself-are they safe, when were they invented, etc.
Dental implants are a miracle of the modern age. Though there had been primitive forms of dentures and false teeth prior to the mid-20th century, there had been little to no success in surgical implantology. It wasn't until the 1950s that significant strides were made in the field.
The first of many innovations in implantology came about in the year 1952. The Swedish medical researcher Dr. Per-Ingevar Branemark made the chance discovery that titanium integrated with the bone after noticing that a rabbit's femur had fused with a titanium cylinder. This would prove to be a major 'aha' moment. Soon after this discovery, Branemark changed the direction of his work to investigate further the body's ability to tolerate titanium-a process that came to be known as 'osseointegration.'
The first time the process of osseointegration was attempted in the field of dentistry was in 1965. Branemark placed a titanium dental implant into a human volunteer, and with great success. From there, things began to move quickly. Presently, dental implants are considered the best solution for missing teeth.
The Cost of Dental Implants
With each passing day, we encounter another patient that is unsure whether the price of a dental implant is worth the benefits. While costs might vary depending on the nature of the surgical procedures and your insurance plans, we're confident you'll see the value in the restoration of oral health-and the restoration of your smile.
Are you concerned about the cost of your dental implant surgery? Does the sight of the bill alarm you more than the sound of a dentist's drill? We understand the concerns that run through our patients' minds. That is why we try to be as transparent as possible during the billing process. The more you know going forward, the more comfortable you'll be in your decision to work with us.
All patients are different. One person's dental implant procedure might require extensive pre-operative procedures if they have gum disease or other issues that need addressing. Another person might need gum or bone grafts before they can receive their implants. For these reasons and many others, the fees for treatment greatly vary.
In order to ensure you do not pay one cent more than necessary, we perform a thorough examination at the very outset. This tells us everything we need to know to give you a fair quote. With this quote, you will have all the facts and figures you need to make an informed decision. You will know what expenses await you, and you'll also know the full extent of the dental implant planning process.
Would you like to know how much dental implants might cost? Schedule a consultation at our facilities. During your consultation, we will tell you everything you need to know. During the examination process, we will also learn the true extent of your oral health issues. With our findings, we will be able to give you a clear picture of possible future treatments.
Affordable Dental Implants: Dental Care Accessible to All
We believe that dental care in all its forms should be available to everyone. After all, oral health is not separate from overall health. There are simply too many problems that can arise from tooth decay, missing teeth, and other similar issues. For these reasons and more, we strive to offer affordable and accessible oral health services.
Our services are priced with the patient in mind. We base the fees for our services on the Ontario Dental Association's current periodontal fee guide. Once you see a little more of what we can do for you, you'll realize that dental implants are worth it. We can restore your smile to its former glory while also restoring your health-and your sense of confidence. With us, you truly do receive a three-fold reward.
Getting the Most Out of Your Dental Implants
A new dental implant is not a band-aid solution to oral health issues. It is also not a preventative measure against gum disease or gingivitis. Your new, natural-looking implant requires regular upkeep. We thoroughly educate our patients on the ways of proper oral care during your post-operative sessions. Be sure to ask us any questions or concerns you have along the way and we'll help guide you in the proper aftercare.
Looking After Your Implant
Many believe the benefits of dental implants justify whatever their cost may be. People feel this way because a well-placed dental implant can last as long as a natural tooth, if not longer. That said, there is much work that needs to be done to ensure you get the most out of your new teeth.
You must treat your dental implant with great care. Once we place an implant in the gums, it is not different from a natural tooth. An implant can fall victim to many of the same problems that arise for natural teeth, and they can have the same negative impacts on your oral health.
Rest assured, we will provide you with all the information you need to take proper care of your teeth for years to come.
The Importance of Check-Ups and Cleanings
While at-home oral care is essential to the health of your teeth and gums, we strongly recommend regular cleanings and check-ups. During these sessions, your dentist will be able to tend to those hard-to-reach areas your toothbrush and dental floss might have missed.
Would you like to learn more about our dental implant procedures? Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Caudry's incredible administrative staff. We never hesitate to address all the concerns and answer every question of our clients. All you have to do is contact us.
The Dental Implant Procedure: What to Expect
We deal with many individuals who can't even remember the last time they sat in the dentist's chair. If you're one of these people, you might not be so sure what to expect during the implant procedures. To put your mind at ease, here is a brief walk-through of the various procedures.
After your initial examination (x-rays, review of medical history, etc.), we will schedule your first pre-operative dental implant appointment. We will provide you with reading material, and also inform you of any other precautions. In some cases, we might advise patients not to eat before their appointment.
During the first appointment, we will use our Primescan intraoral scanner to create a digital scan of your gums and teeth. We will also use our three-dimensional CBCT bone scanner to take a digital scan of the bone. These scans give us a richly detailed image of your mouth, teeth, and jaw.
With these two digital scans, we will begin planning the surgery step-by-step before we even get you in the dentist's chair. With our technology, there is considerably less time spent in the dentist's chair overall, and success rates are unmatched. We promise greater accuracy, less discomfort, and a newfound sense of confidence in your local periodontist.
Reducing Risks, Increasing Comfort
Dental implant surgery is a low-risk surgical procedure. Thanks to the technology available to us at our facility, we are able to carry out surgical procedures like these with ease.
Your comfort is our priority as well. We have calibrated our procedures and services with the patient in mind. We keep the time spent in the dental chair to a minimum, and we offer a variety of sedation options for those who would prefer to sedate themselves for the procedure.
Are Dental Crowns Convincing to Others?
In a word: Yes. Dental implants are without question the most optimal solution people of all ages who want to restore their smile and oral health. Few people-if anyone-can tell the difference between a natural tooth and a well-placed, natural-looking implant.
Your new tooth consists of three parts. The screw-like implant that fastens it in place, the abutment, and the crown. The crown, cosmetically, is the most important part of the tooth itself. It is the part of the implant that people see when you smile.
Our crowns are almost always mistaken for natural teeth. This is because we design the crown and abutment with our digital CAD/CAM software. With our software, we are able to give you the tooth that suits your smile perfectly. In some cases, these new teeth are better suited for people's mouths than their previous teeth.
Dental implants are the best solution for replacing teeth, and Dr. Caudry is the best choice for placing them. With her as your trusted periodontal surgeon, you can expect:
A permanent, lifelong solution. Implants do not wear fast like dentures. They don't need replacing every so often. They are a permanent, lifelong choice-one that will last as long as your other teeth.
A natural-looking replacement. Dental implants look just like the rest of your teeth. At our practice, we offer countless types of implant prosthetics, tailoring our options to match colour, length, and size of the rest of your teeth.
A fully functional tooth. Ultimately, a dental implant is the best choice because it feels and functions like a perfectly healthy tooth. All our implants are constructed using high-grade surgical titanium with Ti-base crowns. They are sturdy and resilient, allowing you to chew as much as you want with them. Apples, corn on the cob-you'll be able to enjoy all such foods with no discomfort from your implant supported teeth.
Improved oral health. A dental implant not only functions like a natural tooth, but it also contributes to good oral health like a natural tooth.
Do Our Dental Services Come with Sedation?
The question of sedation often comes up early in our consultations with patients. Do we offer sedation to our patients? Absolutely. We offer a wide range of sedation options. There is our Twilight Sedation option, where you are comfortable and semi-conscious during oral surgery and are left with virtually no memory of the process. There is also the option of complete sleep, where you are administered gentle anesthesia prior to surgery and lose consciousness altogether. We promise that you will be as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
At our practice, we always put patients' needs first. When you choose us, you can rest easy knowing we will do everything we can to eliminate stress, alleviate discomfort, and give you the peace of mind you deserve. That promise extends to our sedation options. No matter which option you choose, you're sure to experience complete comfort during the surgery.
Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Periodontist Care
For some, the road to healthy gums and a restored smile is not always so short. Some require extensive work prior to dental implant surgery. Rest assured, with us overseeing your pre-operative and post-operative care, your journey will go as smoothly as possible.
We begin working with you long before the initial implant surgery, and we don't consider our work accomplished until the dental implant has successfully healed. We specialize in pre-operative and post-operative care, ensuring that you get everything you need from our facilities and Dr. Caudry.
Prior to the dental implant procedure, we will tell you everything you need to do. For your comfort, we advise you always get a good night's sleep before your session and avoid smoking or ingesting alcohol beforehand. Are you curious about dietary restrictions? Just ask us! We are always available to answer any questions you might have.
As for post-operative care, our attentive team will tell you everything you need to know prior to surgery. We'll give you tips and pamphlets for at-home aftercare, and we'll also schedule whatever follow-up appointments are needed.
Many of our patients find that Tylenol and/or Advil are enough for treating any post-operative pain. Others, however, find they need something stronger. If after surgery you find yourself in the latter camp, we will gladly write you a prescription for more complete pain relief.
Learn more about our low-cost dental implants by calling us today!
The Computer-Guided Smile Design Process: Digital Dental Implant Procedures
Computer-guided surgery might be the way of the future, but it has also been a part of Dr. Caudry's practice for years and years. Being one of the first to receive training in computer-guided smile design over fifteen years ago, Dr. Caudry has helped craft picture-perfect and healthy smiles for countless individuals.
What Is Computer-Guided Surgery?
At Dr. Caudry's facility, you'll find that no questions go unanswered. We speak with many patients who have never even heard of computer-guided smile design. Many of our patients are still used to the way dentist's from days' past did things. Here, we do things differently.
In the past, oral surgeons used to rely on instinct and past experience during the surgical processes. While our experience is unrivalled, we still think it is best to incorporate new and innovative technologies to ensure success. For us, there is no method quite like computer-guided surgery.
We pride ourselves on our ability to remain at the forefront of dental implantology. Not only have we embraced the latest innovations, but through Dr. Caudry's ongoing research, she continues to help advance the field herself. By striving for breakthroughs, Dr. Caudry improves the lives of every patient that walks through our doors.
One of the many advancements we've embraced over the years has been computer-guided surgery. Though dental implant surgery is a relatively new procedure, there have been many incredible advancements in a short period of time. The greatest progress by far has been the integration of computer-guided technologies and digital workflows.
Without computer-guided methods, dental implants become a more invasive, time-consuming, and stress-inducing ordeal. Computer assistance makes the whole process easier, for both the patient and the practitioner. There are many benefits, some of which include:
Greater Accuracy for Implant Placements
An implant might look attractive and suitable, but it's not just the implant that makes a difference in your smile-it is the placement. Thanks to the digital workflows we've integrated into the preliminary and surgical processes. This allows us to determine what your new dental implant will look like in your mouth before we even begin surgery. We'll be able to modify the implant if necessary, ensuring the new tooth fits your smile perfectly.
From the placements of the implants to digital impressions, the computer-guided approach has an unmatched accuracy. With the computer-guided method, surgeons can plan the entire implant procedure step by step before you even sit in the dentist's chair. We're able to anticipate and avoid any setbacks which would have previously compromised the accuracy of the placement.
Decreased Risk: We believe that a trip to the dentist or periodontist should be a pleasant experience. Thanks to our innovative methods, your visit will surely be as pleasant as can be. With computer-guided surgery, it is possible to see the exact position of sinus cavities, nerves, and bones. This dramatically reduces the risk of complications, leading to greater successes, greater predictability, and an easier recovery.
Less Time in the Dental Chair: Over the years, we've come to understand what our patients want from their trip to the periodontist. They want swift procedures and as little discomfort as possible. Thanks to digital workflows and computer technology, patients are not subjected to the same lengthy surgeries of the past. What's more, the recovery time for computer-guided surgery is significantly shorter.
Less Invasive Procedure: Patients are not subjected to the messiness of dental impressions, and it is also possible to place implants without the need for excessive incisions and sutures. With our innovative approach, you'll experience less discomfort and less stress along the way. Put your mind at ease and let us make surgery a breeze!
Better, More Personalized Experience: Because we use 3D digital-rendering software, we provide you with a clear visual blueprint for your teeth, mouth, and overall dentition. It helps map out the surgery, while also giving you a chance to make your voice heard. By giving you a visual impression of your mouth, you're able to oversee the surgery with a meticulous degree of detail. We give you control over the design of your smile, providing a more personalized experience-plus more personalized results-in the process.
Does Every Periodontist Practice Computer-Guided Surgery?
There is a reason that Dr. Caudry is the preferred oral surgeon for so many. While there might be many skilled professionals in our community, there are few with a career as illustrious as hers. As for Dr. Caudry's additional staff? They're a "dream team" like no other.
There are many, many oral surgeons who have yet to embrace computer-guided surgery. Dr. Caudry, however, has long embraced digital dentistry. In fact, in 2005, Dr. Caudry was one of the very first surgeons in North America to be trained in this groundbreaking approach to dentistry.
With Dr. Caudry and her team of staff, nothing is left uncertain. The preliminary stages of your implant surgery are planned with complete precision thanks to our three-dimensional bone scans and mess-free intraoral scanner. By the time you sit in our dentist's chair, you will already have a clear picture of the end-result in your head.
With us, you have nothing to worry about. We'll see to it that your surgery goes smoothly from start to finish. We have the school and expertise-plus the state-of-the-art technology-to ensure it.
To learn more about our computer-guided surgery techniques, don't hesitate to contact us with questions.
A Leader in Dental Implant Rescue
Sometimes the site of a new dental implant may become infected due to complications or a lack of adequate aftercare. In instances such as those, one worries that they might lose their dental implant. Thankfully, we are experts in dental implant rescue.
Although dental implant procedures have a very high rate of success, implants can become infected, which can cause further issues, similar to gum disease. In order to prevent such complications, Dr. Caudry takes every precaution to ensure that your implants remain healthy and disease-free. Whether you received implants from her or elsewhere, she is here to provide regular, in-depth check-ups to keep your implant-supported teeth performing and looking their best.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, she will determine the best course of action to protect your implants:
- Unpleasant smells or tastes in your mouth
- Receding or discolored gums around the implant
- Difficulty cleaning around the implant site
- Swelling and redness around the implant
Dental implants are durable, but they're not immune to troubles. As with natural teeth, complications can arise with dental implants. Thankfully Dr. Caudry is here to help.
In cases of poor implant health, Dr. Caudry has a range of strategies to save your implants from extraction. Thanks to her skill and experience, she has managed to perform countless implant rescue procedures that have saved her patients and the patients of other dentists the stress and cost of having to undergo further implant replacement surgeries.
How to Avoid Dental Implant Troubles
We believe in educating our patients on the ways of proper oral care-especially if they have just received a dental implant. Prior to your surgery and during the post-surgical follow-ups, we will walk you through all the necessary aftercare steps. From antibacterial irrigation, frequent flossing, and proper brushing, we cover it all.
Proper Hygiene Helps You
The problem with traditional gum disease and Peri-Implantitis is that it can sometimes worsen without notice. Before long, a client's jawbone can weaken, or infections can develop around the new dental implant. There are ways to make sure these problems do not occur, though. The secret lies in preventative maintenance. By scheduling regular visits with your local dentist and following a strict at-home cleaning routine, you can avoid infections and other issues.
As one might expect, the facilities of Dr. Caudry offer a battery of hygienic services. Few hygiene departments stand up against ours. Whether you are looking for a professional polish or deep scaling, our staff can assist you.
For those who've recently received implants, some of the following hygienic treatments might be of interest:
Though a dental implant may not be your natural tooth, it requires the same attention and care. The best way to safeguard your new tooth from bacteria buildup and infection is through antibacterial irrigation. Bacteria repopulate every three months, so it is important to undergo frequent irrigation treatments to promote optimal oral health and a long-lasting dental implant.
Everyone remembers fluoride treatments from their childhood, but few adults receive them later in life. Fluoride treatments are a great way to protect your natural teeth and your implant from the buildup of plaque. In fact, fluoride will even make your teeth more resistant to the buildup of plaque.
Periodontal scaling is different from the traditional cleaning session, and is only offered by periodontists such as Dr. Caudry. This process ensures that the crown and root surfaces of the tooth are free of harmful toxins, deposits, and microorganisms. Scaling ensures that every part of your tooth, even the part below the gum line, is as clean as possible.
Contact the Local Dental Implant Specialist Today
Dr. Suzanne Caudry is one of Toronto's leading dental implant experts. Her many happy clients, her students, and her colleagues can all attest to the exceptional quality of her work.
Don't settle for second best. Your health and your well-being deserve the very best specialist for dental implants.
Contact us today to see how she can help improve your smile.