The dentists at Elliott Dental Studio can help you if you are considering replacing a missing tooth. We offer dental implant services for our Clarenville patients!
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is covered to look like a natural tooth. The benefit of using implants is that they don't rely on neighbouring teeth for support.
How long does the implant process take?
The entire process, including recovery, usually takes anywhere between two to nine months depending on your treatment plan, as everyone heals differently.
Fitting of replacement teeth typically takes approximately two months. Once the implant has fused to the bone, your dentist will create a replacement restoration that is attached to your implant that acts and looks like your natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Improved appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved comfort
- Easier to chew a variety of foods
- Improved oral health
Why might I need a dental implant?
Implants are not only just for missing teeth. Sometimes weak or failing teeth can be better candidates for implant replacement because they still have bone left. A dental implant can help support a healthy smile.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Your dentist at Elliott Dental Studio will complete a medical history, exam, and take x-rays to check your bone structure, and the overall health of your teeth and gums to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
If you grind your teeth, or suffer from diabetes, success rates may decrease.
Bone grafting may be recommended if you do not have adequate bone structure to support an implant before your procedure can take place.