Dental implants are an ideal restorative solution for many patients. Composed of titanium, they are essentially the foundation or "root" for artificial replacement teeth.
At Optodent, we understand the importance of being able to chew, speak and smile with confidence and ease. This can be very challenging for a patient with a missing tooth or teeth. Patients deserve the chance to gain back what was once lost – and with dental implants, they can do just that.
During a typical dental implant procedure, the dental implant is first placed into the patient's jawbone, and the gum tissue is then stitched. The implant will gradually fuse with the jawbone over the course of about 3-6 months. Patients can wear a temporary appliance during this time. After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant, and finally, the replacement tooth is created over the attachment. The entire process usually takes an average of 6-8 months.
Our Ottawa dentist can also perform a bone graft procedure after tooth extraction to prepare the jaw for a future dental implant. Dr. Nguyen uses the most advanced technique referred to as Computer Guided Implant Placement, an extremely accurate and efficient technique used in dentistry today. Moreover, Optodent also provides implant supported dentures for patients will all teeth missing. These dentures are very stable and function wonderfully; allowing a patient to eat and chew just like they would with natural teeth.
Everyone deserves to be comfortable in their own smile! A smile that not only looks good but functions properly is essential to live a happy and healthy life.
Think you're ready to improve your quality of life with dental implants? Schedule a consultation with Optodent today. We'd be more than happy to provide you with an examination.