When a single tooth is missing or when bridging is not the best option, an implant may be a recommended alternative. A metal anchor, usually made of titanium, is surgically implanted into the jawbone by out Ottawa dentist, which fuses it in place as it heals. The anchor has metal posts which mimic a natural tooth’s root structure. A natural looking replacement tooth is held firmly in place by the anchor, providing a strong and permanent repair that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. With an implant, you will be able to eat virtually anything and you will be able to smile with confidence. Our dental clinic provides impeccable services, especially since we work with some of the most experienced dentists in the field.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants will require two visits for surgical procedures. First, the anchors are implanted in your jawbone, which is then left to heal for three to six months, allowing it to bond firmly with the implant anchor. You may be able to wear a temporary denture during this period, but may need to stick to a diet of soft foods.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the dental surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. In 4 – 6 weeks, the dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression will be taken, then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months, but should not affect your day-to-day life.