At Fort Malden Dentistry, we understand that a confident smile is important to you. With single implants, implant placement and restoration, we can replace your missing teeth, and improve your overall health and dental function, so you won't have to worry about unsightly gaps in your smile again.
Dental Implants - Placement
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial "tooth roots" made from titanium. These artificial tooth roots are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. The implants are then capped with a crown or bridge resulting in a natural aesthetically pleasing smile.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a natural looking, fixed solution to gaps caused by missing teeth.
An improved smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants also protect against bone loss, which is important for your dental health.
What can I expect after the surgery?
As the soft tissue around the implant heals, the implant will bond with the jawbone. Although each patient is different and healing time varies, it can take six weeks to several months to heal.
What is implant restoration?
Once the healing is complete from the placement surgery, we will schedule an implant restoration appointment. Restoration is the process of creating an artificial tooth (a crown or dental bridge) and connecting it to the implant.
Will my implant look like a natural tooth?
The goal of any crown or dental bridge is to blend seamlessly into your own natural smile.
Since every patient’s smile is different, each crown or bridge is custom-made in our dental lab to be the ideal shade and shape for each patient.
Our dental team will work with you to select the precise shade and shape of the crown or bridge that will be most aesthetically pleasing and functional in your smile.
How will I clean and care for my implant?
Dental implants are very strong and durable and, if well cared for, should last you a lifetime.
You should clean and care for your dental implant as you would care for your natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing, regular examinations and professional cleanings.
I am only missing one tooth. Are implants a good option?
Yes! Many patients choose a single implant to fill a gap caused by a single missing tooth to improve their dental health and to restore their confident smile.
How will I know if dental implants are right for me?
You might be a good candidate for dental implants if you are missing teeth due to age, accident or decay, and want a permanent solution to restore your natural smile. Our dental team will be pleased to meet with you to discuss whether dental implants are right for you.
Fort Malden Dentistry offers a comprehensive range of dental services.