At Dentistry in Ajax the team of dentists and support staff are able to offer a dental implant to help replace a missing tooth.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that operates as a natural tooth root. They may be used to replace many missing teeth or a single lost tooth.
A qualified dental professional can surgically place it into the jaw bone and then bond it to the natural bone to act as an anchor for a tooth replacement.
Dental implants can help resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain, keep the surrounding teeth from shifting, and restore facial tissues and appearance.
Once an implant is placed in your smile, it is used as the base for a dental restoration that will be determined by your smile's precise healthcare needs, including a crown, bridge or dentures.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
If you have a gap in your smile, the teeth surrounding the gap might start to shift out of place, which may lead to misalignment problems.
The jaw bone surrounding the area could also start deteriorating, causing facial collapse, or negatively impacting your ability to talk and eat.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure requires a tooth replacement and a dental implant (titanium screw).
Your dentist will start the process by surgically placing an implant into your jaw bone beneath the gum tissue. As the tissue recovers, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
After the healing has finished, typically 3 to 6 months following the surgery, patients will need to come back to our office to finish the procedure.
At this last appointment, your dentist will attach a tooth replacement, which could be a dental crown, bridge, or denture, to the implant to generate the function and appearance of a natural tooth.
Dental Implant FAQs
Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the dental implant services we offer at Dentistry in Ajax
- How long do dental implants last?
If you treat your implant properly, they could last a lifetime. This consists of proper brushing and flossing at home, in addition to attending routine hygiene cleanings and exams at your dental office.
The longevity of your dental implant could also rely on other factors such as genetics, nutrition, or the development of any dental conditions.
- How do I care for my dental implants?
You should treat your dental implant just as you would your natural teeth.
Seeing your dentist for routine hygiene appointments and maintaining a proper brushing and flossing routine at home can help prevent decay or diseases from arising in the surrounding teeth and gums, which could negatively impact your dental implants.
- Does getting a dental implant hurt?
During dental implant surgery, your dentist will apply anesthesia to help you be more comfortable so you shouldn't experience any pain throughout the procedure.
After the procedure, there typically isn't much discomfort. Most patients can manage any pain with over-the-counter pain medication for the first few days after the procedure.
You will also have to eat a soft diet for the first couple of weeks following the implant procedure to prevent any irritation or pain.
- How long does the dental implant process take?
The full dental implant procedure generally takes approximately two to nine months to complete, based on your treatment plan.
Your dentist will be able to give you a more specific timeline depending on your specific case.
- Will my insurance cover dental implants?
Some insurance companies will pay the full cost of dental implants, while some might only cover a portion of the cost, and others still won't pay for any part of it.
To find out what part, if any, of your dental implant treatment will be covered by your insurance, ask your insurance provider.
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Dentistry in Ajax
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