Dental Implants in Ottawa, ON
Missing teeth not only make you self-conscious about your smile, but they can cause problems when you eat and speak. There are lots of solutions to replace missing teeth so you can have the function and look you want. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, dental implants may be a good solution for your replacement teeth. Ottawa dental implants can help restore your smile so you have the teeth you need and the beautiful smile you deserve.
Implant Dentists in Ottawa, ON
A dental implant is a way to replace an artificial tooth after tooth loss. A metal piece (like a small rod) is placed in the jaw and integrates with the bone. The metal implant is attached to the artificial tooth, which sits above the gum line and looks like a natural tooth. Quite often, dental implants are attached to crowns to improve the structure of the replacement tooth and reduce the chance of bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.
Using Dental Implants
Most commonly, dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth. However, they can also be used to replace multiple teeth. Implants attached to bridges can be used for a small section of tooth replacement for multiple teeth. In addition, implants can be secured to dentures to replace an entire row of teeth. These different types of dental implants provide options for people with tooth loss to restore the function and look of their natural teeth. The flexibility of dental implants make them a valuable option for a wide range of tooth replacement situations.
Candidates for Dental Implants
Most people in good health can have dental implants to replace missing teeth. However, patients with good bone tissue have a greater chance for success. Patients with bone loss in the jaw, such as those with traditional dentures, may not be good candidates for dental implants. Your dentist will discuss your candidacy with you to help you decide if implants are a good solution to replace missing teeth.
Whether you have one missing tooth or full dentures, dental implants may be a good solution to replace your missing teeth. The process is effective and gives you replacement teeth that last a long time. Implants help create stability for your replacement teeth and help ensure that the teeth look as natural as possible, giving you the functionality and appearance you need to be healthy and happy. If you need tooth replacement, contact Alex Wakter, DDS today to schedule an appointment to talk about dental implants.
Q. Why should I get dental implants?
A. Dental implants provide stability and functionality for replacement teeth. They are secure in your mouth, which increases your chewing power and means they work and look more like natural teeth.
Q. Can I use implants to secure dentures?
A. Yes! You will need a minimum of two implants per jaw to stabilize your dentures. The more implants you use, the higher the stability of your dentures. If you have some bone loss in your jaw, you may need additional implants for better stability.
Q. Can I use an implant to replace a single tooth?
A. Yes! An implant can be attached to a single replacement tooth and placed through the same surgical procedure.
Q. What is the procedure for dental implants?
A. Typically the procedure is in two parts. In the first part, the implant is placed in your jaw. After the site has time to heal and the implant has time to integrate with your bone, the final tooth is attached to the implant. If you are replacing multiple teeth or stabilizing dentures, multiple implants can be placed in one procedure. Any teeth that need to be removed can be removed during the implant placement procedure.
Q. How long do dental implants last?
A. Dental implants are designed for long use, and they are not vulnerable to the same kinds of damage as natural teeth. The overall life of your implants will depend on factors like your overall health, medical history, and other factors.
Q. What are the chances that the dental implant will fail?
A. There is a high success rate for dental implants (approximately 90%). However, if there is a problem, your dentist can remove the implant and may be able to try again after the site heals as long as you have enough bone density to support a second attempt.
Q. Can dental implants be removed?
A. The implant cannot be removed. It is designed to integrate with your jawbone. However, the replacement teeth may be able to be removed from the implant for cleaning and care. The removal process depends on how the replacement teeth are attached to the implant.
Q. What are the risks of dental implants?
A. Since the implants are placed surgically, there are risks involved with the procedure, such as pain and infection. Your dentist will discuss these risks with you prior to the procedure.
Q. What is the cost of a dental implant?
A. The cost of this option varies based on many factors, including how many teeth are being replaced. This is something that should be discussed with your dentist.
Dental Implants at Ottawa Downtown Dental Start at $3499.
To learn more about dental implants at our Ottawa office, please call or email us today. As your experienced dentist, we will perform meticulous planning to ensure that the end result is the beautiful smile you have wanted ever since you lost your teeth.
Why Choose Dr. Wakter?
- 30+ Years of Experience
- Graduated Cum Laude from the Faculty of Dentistry at the McGill University
- Offers:• Guided Implant Surgery utilizing 3D Technology• Cosmetic Dentistry• Full Mouth Restorations
- Performing Invisalign Treatment for 10 Years