Willow West Dental Office is committed to restoring diseased or damaged teeth to healthy ones. Many of our patients are finding implants beneficial to the maintenance of their smile, whether as a stand-alone tooth option or as an anchor for dentures.
If you are experiencing a missing tooth or teeth, there are many ways to replace them. Aside from bridges and partial/complete dentures, an effective and permanent treatment may be dental implants.
A dental implant is made up of titanium metal, which is inserted into the jawbone to act as a root base for the artificial tooth that is placed right over.
Anyone in good health and has healthy gums (with missing teeth) is considered a good candidate for a dental implants procedure.
Our dentists at Willow West Dental will examine your oral health, using X-rays of the head, jaw and teeth to make the best decision in your interest. All results will be discussed with you and a dental implant treatment plan will be discussed in detail with you before the commencement of any procedure.
A dental implant procedure may take time before completion. Read below for a quick summary on how a dental implant procedure takes place. For more details contact our Guelph office for a customized consultation designed just for you:
A full examination takes place
As an initial stage, a dental implant is placed into the jawbone underneath the gum tissue, which is stitched up thereafter.
Dentists will wait for the gum to heal and give some time for the implant to bond with the gum.
In the second stages, an abutment is attached to the implant. (This is what holds the implant and the artificial teeth to one another).
During the third stage of the dental implant procedure, the artificial tooth is made and attached to the abutment. Proper fitting may take up to several appointments.
In the case of more than one missing tooth, a fixed bridge is used and anchored to the dental implants.
Caring for your dental implants is very crucial and requires special attention and care to maintain. Book a free consultation with us today to learn more!