Dental Implants

Are you considering having a single tooth or multiple teeth replaced? The state-of-the-art gold standard in tooth replacement is called a dental implant. It’s available from the qualified team at Plenty Smiles.

A dental implant looks like a small screw. It’s designed to mimic the root of a tooth. Your jawbone will grow around the implant. When that occurs, you can have a restoration placed on top of the implant to complete treatment.

The Many Types of Dental Implants

There are different types of dental implants that can be used depending on what you need. It is appropriate to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth. Your dental implant can be designed to exact specifications of colour and size.

Titanium and Zirconia Implants

The typical material that dental implants are made from is titanium, which is strong and long-lasting. If you’re looking for a nonmetal alternative, we offer that, too. This alternative is called zirconia and is also durable and can hold the restoration you need. Your implant will look completely natural and blend in with any remaining teeth you have.

Single-Tooth
Implant Process

If you are seeking to have a single tooth replaced with a dental implant, the first step is to have a free consultation with one of our dentists. At that visit, you can talk about your expectations and have some X-rays taken that will allow us to determine if a dental implant is right for you.

We’ll schedule your appointment for the implant surgery and follow-ups. After the implant is placed, the site will heal over a period of time, which can take anywhere from 1-6 months. That all depends on your bone quality and your particular situation. When it has healed, we can place a dental crown on the implant to complete the treatment.

All-On-4®

You can think of All-On-4 like a hybrid option that combines dentures and dental implants. It’s a denture made up of teeth that are affixed to dental implants. There can be four, five or six implants that your dentures are anchored to.

To get All-On-4, you’ll start with having an initial consultation, which is completely complimentary. During that appointment, you’ll have X-rays taken. Then, you can return for a follow-up to go over the results. You’ll learn what each step of the process is. If any of your teeth need to be extracted, we’ll proceed with that, then place your implants. A healing time is required, after which you can return to have your denture placed onto the implants. Meanwhile, you’ll receive a temporary device so that you can eat and smile with ease until your All-On-4 is finished.

Bone Graft 

Dental Implants are one of the most effective ways to reduce the chance of bone loss but also help to combat the issue. They prevent any further issues from developing and aid in the restructuring of the mouth, after the loss of a tooth.

Dental Implants help to stimulate the bone to restore bone production. They act like a tooth and the bone treats them like a tooth is there. The bone will slowly grow up around the implant, restoring any type of bone loss that may have taken place from a lost tooth.

There is a chance that if the area of the implant has been without a tooth for a while, a bone graft may be required.

What is bone graft? 

A bone graft works by adding bone to your existing jawbone. This enables it to hold the implant securely in place. Your dentist will decide if this process is needed before your implants by looking at the CBCT scan and your OPG. The bone grafting will only be required if the dentist can see a lot of bone loss in the area where the implant will take place.

As you can see it is crucial that when a tooth or several teeth are lost, we create a solution straight away. If you act sooner rather than later, you protect your bone and facial shape.

State-of-the-Art
Technology

Our practice features the latest in modern dental technology. This includes OPG, CT scans and X-rays. Our equipment will allow us to perform your implant study here in the clinic without having to refer out to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

Dental Implants FAQ’s

Am I a candidate for dental implants?
There are a few contraindications to dental implants. For example, your jawbone needs to have enough material in it to hold the implant. The bone of your jaw can dissipate over time, so we will need to check your oral health carefully to make sure you’re a candidate. If you require a bone grafting, we can complete that and then fit you for your implant.
How do you maintain the health of dental implants?
You can’t simply get dental implants and then never maintain your oral health again. Though they’re not real teeth, the gums around them must be carefully cared for. You’ll receive full care instructions from us about how to keep your implants in good shape.
How long will dental implants last?
When dental implants first came out, it was about 35 years ago. There are people who were some of the first to get implants that still have them today. If you are careful with your implants, they can last for a lifetime. There is plenty of research supporting the durability of dental implants, as well as that they’re an effective choice for most people who need to replace teeth.
What if I don’t have time to come in for dental appointments?
We get it—life in our world can be busy, often even hectic and stressful. It can seem nearly impossible to get in for the appointments you need. We will structure your appointments around your schedule to make sure that they don’t cut into your workday. We have evening appointments available on Mondays to make sure you can come in when your day is done.
Are there alternatives to getting a dental implant?
Yes. There are several options for teeth replacement available on the market today. These include dentures in full or partial form and dental bridges, all of which are available at our clinic. A denture can replace several teeth or all teeth. A bridge is designed to replace multiple teeth at once. The one that’s best for you will depend on your situation and preferences.
How will I know which tooth replacement option is best for me?
We will go over each option with you so that you can decide how you would like to proceed. Your dentist will give you their recommendations based on your individual needs. Then, you’ll be able to choose what you want to do for future treatment.

We accept all Health Funds at Plenty Smiles

If you do not have a health fund, we work with payment plans. You’ll be able to get the treatment you need now and pay for it later.

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