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Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? Our dentists can place a dental implant to replace missing teeth, restoring your smile to its original beauty and functionality.

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Dental Implants, Port Hope Dentist

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Don't let a missing tooth keep you down! Dental implants can be the ideal solution if you are looking to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.

Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots made from titanium, which are anchored into the jaw bone. The implant’s screw-like shape helps it stay in place by providing more surface area for your jaw bone to fuse with. A replacement tooth, such as a crown, is then permanently secured to the metal implant.

Dental implants fill the spaces left by missing teeth, helping to prevent the teeth surrounding the gap from shifting. They also introduce new tooth roots to the jaw, which can help prevent the loss of jaw bone volume and strength.

In addition to being beneficial to your oral and overall health, dental implants can help you eat and speak as you did when you had your natural teeth, and can have aesthetic benefits that increase your confidence in your smile.

Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

Unfortunately, not all patients are eligible for dental implants. Generally, you must be in good general and oral health to be a candidate for implants. Those who are undergoing cancer treatment, or have uncontrolled diabetes or uncontrolled gum disease, may not be eligible for dental implants. These conditions can affect whether the dental implant can be properly secured to the bone of your jaw, and can also affect post-op outcomes.

The Dental Implant Process

The first step is to have a consultation with your dentist. They will evaluate your oral and overall health to determine if you qualify for a dental implant. If all is well, they will discuss their treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

During your next appointment, your implant surgery will be performed. You will be given a local anesthetic before the titanium post is surgically implanted into the bone. This acts as an artificial tooth root that your tooth replacement will be attached to.

After a healing period of three to six months (which gives your jaw bone time to fuse to the implant), a tooth replacement option, such as a crown, denture, or bridge will be placed on the implant to complete the process. This step of the procedure may require multiple appointments to ensure the right fit.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Avery Dental

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