Single Tooth Dental Implant
Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your smile and health. Fortunately, dental implants are an optimal solution for tooth replacement that can improve both function and appearance.
With the help of Dr. Caudry and her dream-team staff, you can enhance your smile and strength your oral health. Dr. Caudry and her team rely on cutting-edge technology for the latest digital workflows to achieve long-lasting implant results.
Whether you need one single-tooth implant or are looking to restore a larger number of teeth, we can help you out. If you're interested in learning more about our services, continue reading. If at any time you want to speak with us directly, please contact us at (416) 928-3444. We can’t wait to hear from you.Learn More
A Natural Replacement for Teeth
Many people will find themselves with missing or damaged teeth at some point in their lives. Those who take steps to remedy this situation will often begin considering dental implants. As strong and aesthetically appealing as a natural tooth, a dental implant offers many more benefits than the removable false teeth of yesteryear. The dental implants of today’s age are a sight to behold—and they’re Dr. Caudry’s specialty.
A dental implant is a titanium screw designed to replace your tooth's root. It forms a foundation upon which a crown made of ceramic and metal can be set. The two pieces are attached via an abutment to create one complete replacement tooth.
Dental implants are a tried and true way of permanently replacing a missing tooth. This solution looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
- An Immediately Functioning Tooth
- An Excellent Aesthetic Result
- A Life Long and Stable Solution
At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, we’re here to answer all the questions you might have about dental implants, surgical procedures, aftercare, and more. Please read at your leisure and direct any questions that might arise to our team.
Modern Approaches to Dental Implants
Most people will feel a little anxious about an upcoming trip to the dentist or oral surgeon. They might have long-held memories of discomfort during a dental procedure decades ago, or they might be one of the millions who get anxious at the sight of a dentist's chair. If there was any periodontist that could ease the worries of the average dental patient, it is Dr. Caudry.
We can credit Dr. Caudry's extensive professional and academic background. After completing a PhD in microbiology at Australia's La Trobe University, Dr. Caudry pursued her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at McGill University in Montreal. This was followed by an MSc in Periodontics at the University of Toronto.
As a practicing periodontist and researcher, Dr. Caudry has always been at the forefront of her field. As a matter of fact, Dr. Caudry counts herself as one of the first periodontists to be trained in the ways of computer-guided surgery as it relates to dental implants and other forms of oral surgery. As the years go on, Dr. Caudry will only continue to embrace new technologies that improve the overall patient experience.
Computer-Guided Dental Surgery
Computer-guided surgery is an invaluable tool, offering predictability and reliability for most patients. It ensures a smooth integration between the surgical, restorative, and laboratory phases of dental implant treatment by allowing all members of your dental team – including you – to review the virtual treatment plan before beginning treatment.
Dr. Caudry was one of the first North American surgeons trained in this technology in 2005. Since then, computer-guided methods have become a staple of her practice. With improved accuracy and convenience, there is no reason to worry about those long-held fears. The computer-guided method makes all the difference in terms of overall patient comfort and the end results.
What's more, the patient gets to observe what the planned outcome looks like before even starting surgery.
Embracing New Technology
We're thrilled to be a cutting-edge practice that implements computer-guided surgery. By utilizing this technological advancement, we boost the safety and accuracy of our work. Our patients benefit from quicker recuperation periods, lesser distress, and shorter visits in the office.
Recently, Dr. Caudry and her team procured the Omnicam, a Dentsply Sirona intraoral scanner. This up-to-date unit permits taking dental impressions digitally—no mess, no unpleasantness, and no bad taste. The team at our practice strives to constantly raise the bar when it comes to patient experiences through the implementation of cutting-edge technology.
Dental Consultations: What to Expect
We are here to improve the overall patient experience. From the moment you contact our facilities until the moment you conclude post-operative treatments, we promise nothing less than the finest, patient-centered care possible. It all begins during the initial consultation process where we answer questions, address concerns, and tailor future treatments to your exact needs-whatever they may be. Our comprehensive approach is just one of the ways we distinguish ourselves.
When it comes to traditional dental implant procedures, you'll be surprised at how streamlined the treatment process is. The traditional procedure normally includes about four visits to the periodontist; however these visits may be reduced in cases such as immediate implants, and with the incorporation of all digital dentistry. The specific course of treatment varies from one patient to the next depending on your particular case. Your specific condition and plan will be discussed at your first visit.
1) First visit
An examination with one or more x-rays of the area is done to prepare for the procedure. During your initial appointment in our facility, we’ll use our intraoral scanner to take a digital scan of your mouth. We'll also use our 3-D bone scanner to get a detailed view of the bones underneath your gums. These scans provide us with a detailed outline of your teeth, gums, and jaw.
2) Implant Surgery
We take an approach that differs significantly from the surgical procedures you might remember from previous decades. We deploy state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced methods to ensure your surgery is successful. From consultations to post-operative aftercare sessions, we prioritize your comfort. Our patient-centered approach promises less time in the dentist’s chair, greater comfort during surgical procedures, and long-term satisfaction and well-being.
The site is anaesthetized and an implant is placed into the bone. In cases where a tooth is extracted, an immediate implant may be place. A temporary tooth is provided that restores the look of your smile. The bone is allowed a few months to heal and integrate with the implant before a permanent crown. This healing takes from 2-4 months. You will visit the Periodontist twice after surgery.
3) Attaching the New Crown
It takes several months for a new dental implant to integrate—or fuse—into your existing jawbone. After this period has come to an end, you’ll be ready to undergo the placement of the crown. The crown is the tooth portion of the dental implant. The crown is shaped and sculpted not just to look like a natural tooth but also to suit your existing smile.
Typically, once the bone has healed around the implant a permanent ceramic tooth is screwed upon it. This stage of the process is typically carried out by your dentist. The attachment of the crown takes less time than you might expect. In the modern age, the time-consuming and intensive procedures of the past are streamlined and simplified. The expertise of clinicians like Dr. Caudry and the equipment at her disposal makes all the difference in solving complex dental issues and allowing patients to live full lives.
4) Final Result
You should expect the new tooth to feel and function just like a natural tooth. You must maintain your specialized dental hygiene routine to keep the surrounding gums clean and healthy.
Alternatives to Dental Implants to replace single missing teeth.
Tooth-supported fixed bridge
A traditional bridge involves massive removal of the tooth structure of adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It provides good function but compromises the teeth used as support. Also, bridges often need to be replaced possibly several times during your lifetime. In addition, there can be continuous bone degradation in the area of a missing tooth, due to missing roots, which normally stimulate bone growth. Bone degradation leads to in a sunken-in appearance of your face, making you look older.
Removable partial denture
A removable partial denture is another alternative to replacing a lost tooth. It is the least comfortable because it is unattached and becomes progressively unstable over time. Partial dentures affect your ability to chew and speak; they can come loose, and can be uncomfortable.
While a removable partial denture is the least expensive option, this alternative doesn’t create the same aesthetic result as an implant supported ceramic crown. Also, it ultimately contributes to the loss of the remaining supporting teeth because they take on all the chewing forces that used to be distributed across more teeth. Plus the remaining teeth need to support the denture with clasps (hooks).
A resin bonded bridge is quickly placed, functions well, and can give a high aesthetic result however these treatments have a high track record of de-bonding (i.e. they fall out), and so they need to be re-cemented on a regular basis. This leaves you without any confidence in the stability of your replacement tooth.
About Dr. Suzanne Caudry
Dr. Caudry has demonstrated drive and a pursuit for excellence throughout her career. She is not only a skilled clinician, but also highly educated and celebrated for her achievements and contributions to science.Learn More
Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.
Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre
Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.
Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.Learn More