A dental implant is basically an artificial tooth root (typically made from titanium) that is anchored in place of a missing tooth. A temporary cover screw is placed on the implant while it fuses with the jawbone (a process called osseointegration). This process can take up to six months to complete but creates an incredibly stable, durable prosthetic. After osseointegration, the protective cover is replaced by a temporary crown. This serves as a template around which the gum grows and shapes itself in a natural way. The process is completed when the temporary crown is replaced by a permanent one.

A dental bridge is, in some ways, less invasive and in other ways more invasive than a dental implant. Unlike implants, bridges do not replace a tooth root. Rather, a bridge uses one or more surrounding teeth as a support on which to attach a crown that can fill the missing tooth space. The treatment process is not nearly as long as the implant process (which requires osseointegration), though in some ways, it is more invasive because it requires the permanent alteration of adjacent teeth to support the bridge. As the name implies, a dental bridge literally bridges the gap between teeth resulting from a missing tooth. The restoration, therefore, must be anchored to one or more adjacent teeth, which must first be filed down in order to function as a support.

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What patients say about us

Choyon Debnath

I got a dental implant from their dental office at a very affordable cost(since i don’t have dental insurance). Good job guys.

Choyon Debnath
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Thomas

I love this place, they are always so welcoming and up to date with all the latest technology. The receptionists are all eager to help with any situation. Very clean office.

Thomas
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Emma E.

Just came from the dentist with my son and our experience was incredible. The staff here are so customer centric, friendly and flexible. They were patient with us and overall did everything to make our visit enjoyable. I would highly recommend.

Emma E.
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William

Polite and professional staff. They explained everything to me in advance, showed me videos of what will be done so I don’t get scared. Why don’t every dentist do it as these guys do?

William
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Paritosh Mehta

Dr. Kapadia was very accommodating and did a great job with my crown and fillings. The office is responsive and the cleaning services have been very helpful as well. I'd recommend him to everyone looking for a family dentist.

Paritosh Mehta
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Shoheb Malik

Best dentist in Gta. I have been in canada here for last 13yrs, I have at least change 4 to 5 dentist . For Last 3yrs I found dr salim kapadia . Staff is very helpfull! Doctor himself so professional & helpful! I think everyone should at least visit once ! In any emergency, they right way attend u & take care of ur pain! what a service!!!

Shoheb Malik
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Tar Sid

Dr. Salim is very kind doctor he is excellent dentist, his staff is very professional and exceed our satisfaction every time specially Dental hygienist Shagofa is great at her job. We are very satisfied with our choice of dental clinic and this modern and convenient clinic.

Tar Sid
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Sohanur Rahman Sakib

Dr. Kapadia is the best in the business. 10/10 highly recommended.

Sohanur Rahman Sakib
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With over 13 years of dental experience in Scarborough, Dr. Salim Kapadia takes pride in offering patients exceptional family and cosmetic dental care services. Using modern medical technologies, our team delivers quality and affordable dental services. Dr. Salim Kapadia is very thorough in explaining the pros and cons of every procedure so you can make an informed decision. They believe in the Inform, Consent, and Perform method of delivering dental services. Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre has received the 2020 and 2021 Best Dental Office in Scarborough Awards.

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