Dental Implants in Burlington from Martindale Dental
Your dream smile is within your reach.
Dental Implants will transform your smile and your life.
If your smile is missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the solution to replace them. Implants can be used to replace the missing roots of your teeth and act as supports for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants offer amazing comfort, look like your natural teeth and will have a profound effect on your self confidence.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificially created tooth roots made from titanium. These are inserted into your jawbone, acting to replace the root of a missing tooth so that a new artificial tooth can be attached. The procedure may be performed by your dentist or you may be referred to a specialist such as an oral surgeon or periodontist.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
To be a candidate for dental implants you should be in good general health, have healthy gums and your jaw must contain enough bone structure to securely hold an implant. Often, due to missing teeth and degradation, patients do not have enough natural jawbone left for implants to work, in which case a bone graft may be required to build up the bone. Speak with your dentist to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
Easy To Clean
Improved Oral Health
Dental implants are the treatment of choice when it comes to replacing teeth and restoring your smile. Implants offer many benefits to our patients which include:
• Dental implants properly support replacement teeth like a natural tooth
• Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth
• Artificial teeth are not subject to tooth sensitivity or cavities
• Dental implants are comfortable and fit perfectly, unlike loose or wobbly dentures that slip from their position inside your mouth
• Implants avoid the risk of damaging adjacent teeth in comparison to other methods of tooth replacement
• Dental implants restore full functionality of chewing
• Dental implants reduce facial sagging caused by missing teeth
• Dental implants help restore proper speech function
• Your new smile will help boost your confidence
Getting a New Smile is easier than you think
1. Implant is inserted into the bone
A dental implant procedure at our Burlington office begins with inserting the implant into the bone of your jaw. This is done surgically as an area of your gums will need to be opened to access the bone structure underneath. Sedation dentistry is often used during this initial phase.
2. Healing process of the bone
Once the implant has been installed the next step is to wait for osseointegration to take place. This is the process where your jawbone grows around and into the implant to solidify it in the structure of your jaw. This process takes several months but will leave you with a solid base that’s ready to anchor your new artificial teeth.
3. Abutment is placed on the implant
Once the implant has been securely embedded in your jawbone, an abutment can be attached, This is the piece where the crown (artificial tooth) will eventually be attached. This procedure requires a minor surgery to remove the gums in the implant area, the abutment to be attached, and the gum tissue to be closed around the abutment. Local anesthesia or sedation dentistry are often used to take away any pain associated with this step.
4. Ceramic Crown is placed
Once your gums have healed around the abutment, it’s time to attach your new artificial teeth. By this step you will have had impressions of your existing teeth made so that custom-fitted, realistic looking crowns (artificial teeth) can be made that are ready to attach. There are both removable and fixed options available, so speak to your dentist about which option is right for you.
Our Burlington dental implant patients love the results they’ve had. Being able to chew, speak and smile with confidence knowing that they’re teeth are secure and better than new is a priceless feeling. If you’d like to know more about our dental implant options in Burlington, give us a call or send us an email to set up your private consultation.