A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces a natural tooth in your jaw. Dental implants are especially helpful if you have lost a tooth due to an accident or teeth are simply missing. The dental implant replaces the roots with a high precision, titanium, screw like device that functions like a natural tooth. They may also be used where dentures or bridgework are not desirable or may not be an option.
Dental Implants at Marigold Dental:
At Marigold Dental our team will ensure you have a painless and perfect dental implant that looks and feels exactly like your real teeth. Being equipped with the latest in implant technology, Marigold Dental’s implant team will provide you the latest in precision implant technology at an affordable price. Book an appointment for your consult today and we will look after the rest.
Dental Implant Procedures:
The process of dental implants require one or more surgical procedures. Therefore, an evaluation to prepare for the procedures is a must. This evaluation will include the following:
- Visual Examination: The dental surgeon will visually examine the site in your mouth where a dental implant is being considered.
- Comprehensive dental exam: This includes a study of dental x-ays and 3D imaging to create a model of your teeth and jaw.
- Review of medical history: You will need to advise your dentist of any history of dental health issues, heart conditions or orthopedic implants, in order to prescribe antibiotics before surgery to prevent infection.
- Treatment Plan: A blueprint of the process is created provide the treatment safely and effectively. For example the number of teeth to be replaced, the condition of your bone and remaining teeth.
The first stage of oral surgery may involve an extraction. Often, the site of a dental implant still has an existing damaged tooth present. In order to prepare for the placement of a dental implant, the tooth will need to be extracted.
Where an implant is being placed in the maxilla (upper jaw) posterior region, the available amount of bone may be limited due the presence of the maxillary sinus. In this case a sinus lift may be suggested before proceding.
Next, the dental implant (titanium post) is placed into the bone with specialized drills and tools. A “healing cap” is placed over the implant, the gum is stitched in place, and the healing phase begins.
Following the required healing phase, the dental implant is tested to determine it’s success. The impant must integrate with the surrounding bone. Once this has been confirmed, a prosthetic component is connected to the dental implant via a screw.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Considering dental implant surgery to replace missing or damaged teeth, but concerned about how bad it will hurt or the pain afterwards? These are common fears. However, most dental implant patients say the procedure doesn’t hurt and the discomfort is minimal
The procedure itself takes 1 to 2 hours and the healing time is 3 to 6 months.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth and it can’t be treated by dentures or bridges then you should consider getting a dental implant.
Unlike natural teeth dental implants don’t undergo tooth decay because they are made of Titanium. However, the health of the gums is vital to maintain lasting implant success. Conscientious home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential
Dr. Kiran Sandhu prides herself in providing gentle and stress free dental care. Her practice philosophy is to listen to her patients and to provide the highest quality treatment and care in a comfortable environment. She is passionate about Dentistry, with her compassionate nature she makes the dental experience a pleasant one.
Recognizing that Dentistry is a dynamic profession, Dr. Sandhu takes pride in remaining current by regularly attending CDE workshops on the latest technology, products and techniques. He is a member of Canadian Dental Association (CDA), British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) and College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC).
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