Does tooth loss, decay, or disease make you feel less confident when you smile? You probably think there is nothing you can do about it. A smile in everyone is unique; that is why dental implants can make incredible improvements like never before.
Here are some points to consider regarding dental implants, especially when you lost a tooth or several of them.
1. Implants can help prevent bone loss. Upon placing dental implants into your mouth, a deeply-rooted anchor acts as a replacement root, helping your jaw bone stay healthy.
2. Dental implants won't move around. Securely embedding dental implants into your jawbone makes them far more stable than dentures, which can shift around quite a bit when they're not adequately secured.
3. Dental implants help you chew better. Dental implants will help you properly eat your food and speak more clearly.
4. Dental implants improve the appearance of your teeth and restore your confidence. You will surely gain your confidence back when you smile as those severely cracked or dead teeth will be replaced by implants.
5. Dental implants are durable. Implants are composed of materials that are strong and durable similar to your natural teeth. Dental implant technology continues to evolve and improve rapidly.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
- How are dental implants similar to natural teeth?
Dental implants are the best way to restore missing teeth. These artificial tooth roots can be brushed and flossed, just like a regular tooth. The success rate is nearly 98%, making them an excellent conservative approach to replace extracted teeth.
- Why should I get dental implants at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental?
Dr. Clark has extensive training in dental implants, bone grafting, and soft tissue management for severe cases. The Straumann implants that we use are the best in the industry.
- Can we have the treatment in the dental clinic?
Yes, our patients can receive their entire treatment in our practice, without the added price tag of going to an outside clinic.
- How long does it take for the procedure to finish?
From start to finish, a typical implant can take anywhere from 12 weeks to five months, depending on your specific oral requirements. Installing the implant itself is a quick, quiet procedure. It's typically far more straightforward than most people envision.
- How are dental implants done?
After the surgical placement, the implant site requires about eight weeks to heal. Then, we make impressions for the final prosthesis (such as a crown, bridge, or denture). About a month later, we completed the permanent restoration. Both simple, as well as sophisticated bone grafting techniques, may be performed based on individual needs. If a patient needs bone grafting due to structural loss, the healing process can take up to a few more months.
- Who is the ideal implant patient?
If you have a broken, unrestorable tooth or a recently extracted tooth, an implant is usually the best way to restore the aesthetics of your smile. Additionally, some people who have had teeth missing for several years can also benefit from a dental implant.
- Are there any other available procedures involving tooth restoration?
Yes, these stand-alone prosthetics function as roots to support a fixed restoration, such as:
- Single-tooth crowns
- Multiple-tooth dental bridges
- Overdentures that clip into place
- Can anyone get dental implants?
No, not everyone is the right candidate for dental implants. Ask for a consultation so we can explore your options with you before you commit to any treatment.
- Can I visit the clinic anytime to get dental implants?
No, please contact us at 905-468-3009 to schedule your consultation for dental implants. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure the strict practice of social distancing measures and frequent sterilization of dental tools and equipment in our clinic. Your protection and safety is our utmost concern.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
Think dental implants may be in your future? Contact our practice to book a consultation and determine which type of implant is best for your specific needs, or learn more about dental implant treatments at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental.