The invention of dental implants revolutionized the dental industry. Implants fully replace a missing tooth all the way down to the root. Implants behave like real roots and naturally bond with the jawbone. This process is called osseointegration. Implants are used to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, restore an entire mouth or support a denture.
Our implants are made from titanium. Unlike other metals, titanium won’t be rejected by a human’s body. It’s biologically inert and incredibly strong. There are certain variables that will determine one’s eligibility for implants. A patient needs healthy gums and there also needs to be enough bone in your jaw to support the implant.
Implants can be a fantastic choice for replacing missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution for removable, partial or complete dentures. Implants have excellent stability and support for dentures.
Why Dental Implants?
It’s a Short Procedure Inserting implants is usually quick and easy and it’s virtually pain free
Ability to Eat Immediately It’s possible to have fully functioning teeth, sometimes in as little as an hour
You Can Eat Whatever You Like Implants are secure and stable so you can eat all your favourite foods comfortably
Saves Healthy Teeth With traditional bridges, the teeth beside a missing tooth have to be ground down to prepare a bridge – implants make grinding down healthy teeth unnecessary
A Lifetime Answer Implants are a long lasting solution, often lasting a lifetime
What Do Implants Involve?
First a consultation with Brian to discuss implant treatment options, then an exam with a dentist who places implants to check the bone to make sure you are a candidate.
Once the implants are placed, they are either covered under the gums or healings caps placed on top. Your current denture can be altered if needed so you can continue to wear them.
Once the osteointegration has occurred (the bone growing attached to the implant) implants are exposed or healing caps removed and attachments are screwed into the implant.
After that, either new dentures are made or your current denture is altered to add attachments to attach to the implants.
The cost of implants varies per patient. There are many different options. We offer a free consultation to discuss which options are best for you.