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Impress with Dental Implants

Impress with Dental Implants

Dental implants are rapidly becoming the most popular option for replacing missing teeth, as the process actually creates a kind of permanent tooth or teeth to replace either one missing tooth or many. A screw is inserted into the gum, where it bonds and heals into the gum, after which a crown is fashioned and placed over this screw, creating a tooth that’s just as strong and permanent as the original tooth.

Dental Implants Explained:

The concept of a dental implant is very simple – it’s an artificial tooth root that will hold a crown that your dentist/periodontist will “sculpt” to look like your real tooth. Dental implants support a replacement tooth in essentially the same way that your natural tooth root supported your natural tooth. A dental implant may not just be “the next best thing to a real tooth,” it can often be even better and stronger! While the initial cost of dental implants will be greater, they’re far better in the long run financially given the fact that bridges may need to be replaced every 7 to 10 years, while dentures usually have a life span of only 3 to 8 years. But a dental implant will last the rest of your life with proper care and hygiene!

Benefits of Dental Implants:

Dental implants have several advantages over other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as partial dentures, crowns, and bridges. Unlike these prosthetics, dental implants do not require the removal of tooth enamel from surrounding teeth. Dental implants also have the benefit of minimizing bone loss and the occurrence of receding gums that may occur with traditional dentures. The success rate for dental implants is very high, and they have very few installation complications recorded.

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Steps to Getting Dental Implants:

The first step in your dental implant process is to develop the treatment plan for your particular situation. Dental implants can restore or correct many issues; they can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth, they can be used as anchors to support a fixed permanent bridge, they can support loose teeth by being splinted to them, they can support replacement teeth for an entirely toothless jaw, and there is also the option of using dental implants to provide stability for a complete denture, which will anchor the denture firmly without any slipping, improving both speech and eating.

The next step in the process is that the tooth root implant is placed into the bone socket where the tooth is missing. The tooth root implant is a small post made of titanium, and one will be implanted into the jaw wherever a tooth is needed, however many teeth need to be replaced. The jawbone will heal around and actually fuse with this implanted metal post. The healing process can take from 6 to 12 weeks.

The final step is when the healing is complete and the implant has bonded into the jaw. When the implant has completely healed, a small connector post  is attached to the implant post. This is what will hold the new tooth securely. Then, Dr. Jaleel will make impressions of your teeth, create a model of your bite and surrounding teeth, and use the model to create your replacement tooth, called a crown, which will then be permanently fixed to the abutment. Dr. Jaleel will match your new tooth or teeth to your natural teeth, so that when your implant is secured within your jawbone, it will look, feel and function exactly like your natural teeth, plus, your new tooth will last just as long, if not longer, than the original tooth!

It’s that simple!

Call Dr. Jaleel, DDS, the most reliable of all the Ottawa dentists today today for a consultation appointment and let him help you restore your smile to a more natural-looking and feeling state.

613-829-6868

2194 Carling Avenue, Unit 1

Ottawa, ON K2A 1H3

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Dental Implants Can Impart Assertion in Your Smile

Last week we discussed the benefits a mouthguard can provide in protecting (and keeping!) your teeth. But perhaps if you didn’t get a chance to read it in time, or by some other misfortune, you may have found yourself in that worst-case scenario.

Not to fret – even something as seemingly firmly rooted as teeth are subject to the wears and tears of the unexpected. Perhaps by a sporting mishap, health implications, pure clumsiness, or just plain aging, it’s near impossible to keep a perfect set of all 32 teeth – and those who have had their wisdom teeth removed can attest that they get along just fine without those molars (…and additional astuteness).

Dental Implants: Before & After

Dental Implants: Before & After

That being said that the implications might not be noticeable, whether it’s a tooth or two here and there, depending on which are missing you may have difficulty chewing, and therefore complications to digestion may arise. Additionally, depending on the location of a missing tooth, it might be causing some more superficial issues such as insecurities in your smile.

Well dental implants are – as the name suggests – more than superficial, but certainly secure! Of course “implant” has a connotation that may be a tad unnerving, as we usually associate it with the surgically invasive. But, just to think: One renowned contemporary implant dentist claims that the origins of dental implants may trace back to 4000 years ago, originating in China when implants were fabricated from bamboo! Fast forward 4000 years and rest assured, the art of dental implants being practiced by your Ottawa dentist has certainly been refined.

Through the process of osseointegration dental implants can actually fuse with the bone structure within your jaw. These titanium or ceramic implants are biologically accepted and integrated into your structure, making dental implants feel as natural as possible. With the dental implants as the anchor, the actual prosthetic tooth itself can be fastened on, with the longevity of 10 to 15 years.
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Dental implants can be used to resolve an array of dental issues, with the solution as unique as your own bite. It may be a single tooth one may be hoping to replace, or it may be a set of dental prostheses that bridges the gap between multiple implants and their natural neighbours. Dental implants may come as removable dentures that are secured into the implants by day and removed by night, or they might anchor to your own teeth as seen fit for durability and stability.

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For now your bark might be worse than your bite. How about loose the bark altogether and reclaim your feistiness and vivacity with a new bite that lives up to all its former glory. Have your local Ottawa dentist, Dr. Jaleel, help fix your insecurities with some dental security, and have your smile firmly anchored!

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