One or several missing teeth can lead to many oral health problems. To prevent these problems, a dental implant may be required.

Role of the dental implant

An implant is a titanium screw that’s inserted into the jawbone to replace a root, serving as an artificial root. To install it, minor surgery is performed in our clinic using a local anaesthetic.

Titanium is a biocompatible material that fuses with bone tissue in a phenomenon known as osseointegration. Once the implant has fused with the bone, it serves as an anchor for replacement teeth like crowns, a bridge or full dentures.

Some advantages of implantology

  • Preserves the jawbone (preventing bone resorption)
  • Prevents premature ageing of the face
  • Eliminates chewing limitations
  • Enables prosthesis-based dental rehabilitation

Are you a good candidate for dental implants?

To know if you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment, come see us for a consultation and complete dental check-up.

We’ll take a panoramic x-ray and perform a 3D bone scan.

Dental implants are for you if you have:

  • Good oral health
  • Healthy gums and mucous membranes
  • Bone that is strong enough to support the implant

A bone graft may be required

If there is insufficient bone mass to support an implant, a bone graft may be required. This surgery consists of increasing the height and/or thickness of the alveolar bone using a bone graft from your own tissue or that of a donor.

Installing an implant

  1. Exam and consultation
  2. Insertion of implant in the jawbone
  3. Healing period (osseointegration)
  4. Design and production of replacement teeth
  5. Installation of prosthesis
  6. Adjustment and follow-up

Replacement teeth

Many types of prostheses can be used to complete an implant-supported rehabilitation procedure.

Permanent implant-supported prostheses

Whether partial or full, these types of prostheses permanently replace teeth. You’ll have a beautiful-looking smile and strong, long-lasting teeth that will enable you to chew comfortably.

Removable implant-supported prostheses

This type of prosthesis is aimed at traditional denture wearers who’d like a more stable, durable and natural-looking prosthesis.

Whether partial or full, it can be held in place using spherical ties or a retaining bar, in which case it’s known as a bar-retained prosthesis.

With dental implants, you can eat all the foods you love whenever you want to. Come see us today to start taking a bite out of life!

Call us for a free consultation.