Our Clarenville dentists may use a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and give you a natural-looking smile.

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Dental Implants, Clarenville Dentist

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a number of them.

The implant is surgically implanted into the jaw bone, where it bonds with the natural bone to serve as a tooth replacement anchor.

Dental implants can help restore facial tissues and appearance by preventing surrounding teeth from shifting, resolving bite issues or jaw and joint pain.

Why Replace Missing Teeth

When a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side of the gap may begin to shift out of place, causing misalignment problems. The jaw bone in the area may deteriorate as well, resulting in facial collapse or affecting your ability to eat and speak.

The Dental Implant Procedure

A dental implant (titanium screw) and a tooth replacement are required for the dental implant procedure.

Your dentist will begin by surgically placing the implant beneath the gum tissue in your jaw bone. The implant will bond to the bone and attach to the gum as the tissue heals.

Patients return to our office to complete the procedure once the healing process is complete, usually 3 to 6 months after surgery.

Your dentist will attach a tooth replacement, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture, to the implant at this final appointment to give it the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Elliott Dental Studio

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Looking for a dentist in Clarenville? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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