Dental Implants provide support for replacement teeth and has long lasting results. You might a dental implant to support a dental bridge, for a singular missing tooth, for multiple missing teeth, or for overall mouth support. At Stonegate Dental, our in-house Periodontist, Dr. Chan, provides patients with the best dental implants in Guelph using the ASTRA TECH Implant System BioManagement Complex™.
Getting a Dental Implant involves a quick surgical procedure from Periodontist, Dr. Chan. Prior to booking a surgery, Dr. Nancy Wat will provide a FREE consultation to discuss how you may benefit from a dental implant.
Using the ASTRA TECH Implant System™ allow for implants to be placed within the gum line at various angles for the best results, and allow the jawbone to heal around the implant. Regardless of the depth of bone or the space between teeth, ASTRA TECH™ materials are a popular choice because of the variety of sizes available.
A dental implant is made of titanium, which is surgically drilled into the jawbone, and acts as a small post. Titanium is extremely strong and unlike other metals is not rejected by the body. The type of implants used in the ASTRA TECH Implant System™ are specially designed to promote the healing of tissue around the implant, fusing the implant and gum tissue together.
Prior to surgery, Dr. Wat and Dr. Chan will examine a patient’s gum tissue to ensure it is healthy. If the idea of a dental implant procedure occurs after a tooth has been pulled, a Dr. Chan will also need to determine if the bone is stable. In some cases, he may be able to help regenerate bone growth prior to surgery depending on the patient.
After your procedure, you will need to let your mouth heal so the gum tissue, bones, and dental implant can integrate. The usual recovery time for full healing is a month, but it can be longer. When everything is healed, Dr. Wat will bring you back for an appointment to fabricate a prosthetic crown. An individual dental crown will be placed on top of the implant(s) to fill in the gap. To read more about dental crowns, please visit our Dental Crowns page.
The result of dental implant surgery gives patients a much more comfortable and secure feeling as opposed to dental bridges or dentures. Like any dental procedure, it is recommended to have regular dental appointments to ensure that your oral health is still on track. They are designed to last 30 years or more, so it is important to upkeep your oral hygiene routine at home, through dental cleanings and complete oral examinations. Making follow up appointments at our Guelph Dentist Office is important.
For more information about Dental Implants, to schedule a consultation or to speak with Dr. Chan, please contact our Guelph Dentist Office. In addition, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure below:
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning our Dental Implant surgery :
No, it is done under local anesthesia just like getting a filling. You shouldn’t be feeling any discomfort once the anesthesia is given.
Most people go back to work the next day.
It can last over 30 years if cared for properly. Some medical conditions and certain habits such as smoking can cause implants to fail.
Cost is relative when it comes to your health. Dental implants are considered a healthy option because they help maintain the jawbone, keep the facial structure intact and are not susceptible to cavities. Since a dental implant lasts longer than other treatment options, it is the best, most cost-effective option. Dental implants are a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.
Always ensure your Dentist or Periodontist has the right training and skills to provide the best results. When considering a procedure that involves surgery and overall health, most people would say expertise should outweigh convenience and cost. Avoid the traps of advertising hype by asking the right questions and seek knowledge. You should also consider the dental office’s expertise level, the type, quality and brand of dental implants used.