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Dental implants offer a lot of advantages for people who have lost one or more teeth. Secured in the socket where the original tooth root was, dental implants are a significant improvement over dentures. Dental implants look better, make eating more enjoyable and are as close as you can get to replace a lost tooth. As your Kitchener dentist, we are your resource for dental implants. Contact us with any questions, or to schedule your appointment to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are a made up of three main components – a root implant, a connector post and a crown. The root implant replaces the lost tooth root, attaching directly to the bone socket. After the root implant is placed, the jawbone is left to heal around the implant. After the bone heals, the implant is secure and can serve as the base for the connector post, known as an abutment, and the crown that attaches to the post.
Dental implants can be made to match the surrounding teeth, offering a secure, durable and attractive replacement for the missing tooth. They can also serve as a foundation for dentures if your dentist determines that dentures are preferable to a crown.
Most people are good candidates for dental implants, as long as they are in relatively good health and have good oral hygiene. When you come to our dental office and express interest in implants, we will conduct a thorough examination to make certain that you are a good candidate. After your exam, we will schedule an appointment for the implant of the tooth root. Once we have implanted the root, we will give you time to heal – usually 12 weeks to 16 weeks.
After you have healed, you can come back to our dental office and we will install the abutment and a crown that matches the color of your teeth. The new implant may take a little time to get used to, but soon you should be enjoying all the advantages of your implant just as you would your normal teeth.
If you are interested in dental implants, we encourage you to contact us at 519-578-2419 to schedule an appointment. As your dentist near Kitchener, we are here for all your family dentistry needs!