Dental Implants

About Dental Implants

Dental Implants can be defined as small-sized titanium posts capable of replacing the roots of your missing teeth. These are inserted inside the jawbone through a small surgical process. Once the implant is in place inside the jaw bone, it is topped with a porcelain crown that matches rest of your natural denture. There are a few cases where implants need to be fused with jawbone for many months before permanent frowning. Usually, these are crowned with natural looking teeth the very same day when surgery takes place.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental Implants Replacing One Tooth Waterloo Ontario

Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth. 

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?

The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Dental Implants Replace Multiple Teeth Warteloo Ontario

Replace Multiple Teeth — When you have more than one tooth missing, implants provide an ideal replacement mechanism. You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth. Instead, implant teeth can act as supports for fixed bridgework. For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants, one on either side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath. That way, you won't need to use any of your remaining natural teeth as bridge supports, which could weaken them and make them more susceptible to decay.

Dental Implants Replace All Teeth Waterloo Ontario

Replace All Teeth Permanently — Implants can support an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed into the mouth and are never removed. Sometimes the new teeth can be supported by as few as 4 implants. It's comparable to the structure of a table, which only needs 4 legs to hold it up. In cases where jawbone density and volume have deteriorated, 5 or 6 implants might be needed to support a row of 10 to 12 teeth. Dental implant replacement teeth protect your jawbone, won't slip, and should last a lifetime.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

Is The Surgery Painful?

A number of dental implants patients that come to us in Waterloo often ask us about the pain related to surgery. You should know that it is a small surgery and any and every kind of postoperative discomfort is usually manageable through over-the-counter pain relievers and other anti-inflammatory medication.

Can A Dental Implant Be Rejected By My Body?

To be precise, implants cannot be rejected by a human body since these have no living cells or any kind of genetically coded material. Titanium present in these is completely biocompatible while allergies are completely rare. However, the implant might fail to fuse to jawbone if some infection comes up in absence of good oral hygiene or it is subjected to biting actions sooner than required. But it is a very rare condition, the normal success rate is 95%.

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