Implant Dentist In Kanata, ON
At March Dental we see all kinds of patients who have lost some or all of their teeth. The reasons are many and varied. Some lose teeth because of an accident, others lose teeth because of extreme levels of decay or periodontal disease. The good news is our professionals at March Dental in Kanata, ON can even help restore teeth that no longer exist! This treatment is called dental implants.
Dental implants are artificial structures that replicate roots and teeth. In the case of a single tooth replacement, they provide a fixed solution in contrast to a removable partial denture. The implant itself is a titanium structure that is surgically placed directly in the upper or lower jawbone. Then a porcelain crown is fitted over the titanium implant to create the new tooth. The new tooth or crown is very natural looking and can often enhance and restore the patient’s smile!
Implants can also be of significant help in situations where all teeth are missing and a patient is having trouble retaining complete dentures in their mouth. Adding implants to the jawbone can help a loose denture secure itself inside the mouth. This can lead to dramatic improvements in chewing function, self-confidence and quality of life.
Dental implants are very strong and durable, with high success rates. Like most restorations, they require proper periodontal care and should be examined for normal wear and tear.
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants
- Prevent bone loss at the site of a missing tooth
- Replace one or more missing teeth without depending on adjacent teeth
- Help prevent joint pain or bite problems caused by shifting teeth into areas of missing teeth
- Provide a cosmetic enhancement to a patient’s smile
- Restore chewing, speech and proper digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Can support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
Dental Implant Procedure
The process of getting a dental implant is more time consuming than other restorative procedures. After the implant is placed you will be required to make several short visits to your dentist in Kanata over several months prior to final crown placement over the implant.
A detailed examination will be performed by our Kanata dentist, which will include x-rays and molds. This examination is intended to determine bone, gum tissue and spacing available for an implant. After the specific site is numbed, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and then allowed to heal. Over the course of a few months new jawbone will integrate itself into the implant, creating a durable and lasting structure.
Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the post into the implant. The final artificial tooth will eventually be placed on top of this post. Certain types of implants have the implant and post inserted into the jaw at the same time.
After a period of healing the artificial tooth is manufactured at the kanata dental lab and fitted onto the post portion, which protrudes from the gum and jaw. Once the final artificial tooth is cemented onto the implant, it will provide excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene, positive eating habits and maintaining regular visits with us at March Dental will be important in maintaining the long term life of your new dental implant.
Interested in getting dental implants from March Dental? Call our Kanata, ON office today at (613) 271-0674 to learn more about implants or schedule a consultation with our skilled implant dentist.