At Dentistry at Waterview implants are the standard of care now for replacing a single or multiple missing teeth. They preserve bone around them and satisfy the great needs of functionality, appearances and comfort.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that we place in the jaw here at Dentistry at Waterview in Grimsby to replace missing teeth. In general dental implants are designed to function as the roots of teeth that can hold replacement teeth, bridge or denture. After healing is completed, also known as osseointegration, we can add a component to the top portions of the implant to restore for a single missing tooth or use multiple implants to stabilize a bridge or dentures for multiple missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work and Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The way that implants work is through a process known as osseointegration. This simply means that your implant will fuse naturally with the jaw bone over the course of about three to six months, at that time, we can go ahead and restore it to look and function like a natural tooth. We will examine you here at Dentistry at Waterview and determine if you have the amount of bone needed for dental implants, also we will assess your health to undergo oral surgery as well. At the initial consultation we can discuss your sedation options if you need anxiety reducing measures.