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