Dental Implants Ottawa
Ottawa Dental Implant Surgery
Parliament Hill Dental
Ottawa Dental Implants
Our dental implants Ottawa team provides a full range of restorative and curative treatments, to return your smile to a radiantly beautiful, healthy state. One of the most serious concerns is missing teeth. If you have a gap in your smile, you already know that it is embarrassing, and it can make eating or speaking difficult.
You may not be aware of the damage that a missing tooth is doing to your oral health.
- When you bite down, that pressure is meant to be distributed among your teeth. A gap will put undue force on other teeth, increasing the risk of fracture and wear. This can also affect the balance in the TMJ (jaw) joints.
- Pressure on a tooth is transferred to the root, which stimulates cell regeneration in the jawbone. Once a tooth is lost, the bone in that area has no stimulation and it begins deteriorating.
- Your other teeth gradually shift towards the gap. This can create difficulty to clean areas between teeth and loosen gum tissue, which increases your risk of decay or gum disease.
Ottawa Implant Dentistry
During your initial consultation, our team will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each option, so you can make an educated decision. Dental implants are an increasingly popular solution. They do not actually replace teeth; they replace roots, which no other restorative option does.
An implant is a very small device, placed in the jawbone where a tooth root would naturally be. They are made of pure titanium or zirconia. Both materials are biocompatible and easily accepted by living bone tissue. Implants offer dual benefits of supporting replacement teeth and preserving the jawbone.
After the implants are placed, the bone will generate new cells and firmly attach to the implant material. This process, known as osseointegration, takes a few months. When it is complete, the final restoration can be placed. Dental implants Ottawa do not require any more care than your natural teeth, and they can last a lifetime.
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Dental Implants FAQ
Q.1. Do I Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth, be it a single tooth or multiple ones. One can lose teeth because of serious gum disease, extensive tooth decay, or traumatic injury. Implants represent an effective and long-lasting solution that is becoming increasingly popular with more and more dentists as well as patients. When you lose a tooth or several teeth, it affects the structure and functioning of the entire oral cavity. Teeth around the new gap are exposed to additional pressures and can crack, chip, or shift as a result. The jaw bone, without the presence of dental roots, is likely to start shrinking and becoming thinner and more fragile. With that, the risk of fractures increases. Needless to say, early and effective tooth replacement treatment is essential for good oral health. Whether or not this treatment should include dental implants, has to be decided by you and your dentist.
Q.2. Is The Placement Of Dental Implants Painful?
It is a surgical procedure and it is managed similarly to other types of dental surgeries. The procedure itself does not hurt, as a local anesthetic is administered as needed. Small discomfort and/or pain after the procedure can easily be addressed with painkillers. Our Ottawa dental implant dentists will prescribe pain or other medications for you, if necessary. You will be given detailed instructions regarding your post-surgery oral hygiene, diet, and all medications.
Q.3. Are Dental Implants As Good As Natural Teeth?
Dental implants are comparable to natural teeth in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Implant-supported restorations are virtually unrecognizable (“invisible”) because they can be shaped and tinted to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth. In terms of functionality, they provide the same support, stability, and security as natural teeth. You will be able to eat all your favorite foods, just as you did before. With Ottawa dental implants, you will eat with renewed comfort and you will smile with renewed confidence.
Q.4. Dental Implants Or Dentures?
Traditional removable dentures are often functionally not very efficient. They can be uncomfortable and unstable, making eating or even speaking difficult. They can slip and move, making biting and chewing hard. The absence of natural roots can cause a gradual recession of the jaw bone, making it potentially more fragile. Finally, poor fit can lead to poor oral hygiene and a greater risk of infections. All these complications can be avoided with implant-supported dentures. If you are about to become a denture wearer, or if you have been one for many years, it is time for you to consider other options. Ottawa dental implants offer you implant-supported dentures – a better-looking and better functioning treatment solution.
Q.5. How To Take Care Of Dental Implants?
With proper care, dental implants can last for years or even a lifetime. They require the same attention as your natural teeth. Use a good toothbrush and change it every 3 months. Floss regularly, just as you floss your natural teeth. Avoid abrasive oral cleaning products. Avoid any food that would normally damage your natural teeth. Visit your Ottawa dental implant dentist regularly. With regular care, your dental implants will serve you for a lifetime.
Q.6. How Long Will It Take To Complete My Treatment?
The entire implant treatment, including prosthetic restoration, can take several months. Each case is different and treatment length will depend on the specific circumstances and the complexity of the case. How many implants are being placed, are extractions involved, is there enough jaw bone present or will a bone graft be needed, etc. The placement of a dental implant involves a surgical insertion of a small titanium component (screw) into the jaw bone. The bone begins to grow around the implant, securing it firmly in place (osseointegration). The regeneration of the bone and the healing process can take between 6 to 12 months. During that time, your dentist will provide you with a temporary prosthesis. The last stage is the permanent restoration of the implant or implants. Depending on your treatment plan, your dentist will attach a crown, a bridge, or a complete denture onto your implants. This “final fitting” takes only an hour or two.
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