Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing their teeth appear natural and their facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone integrates with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Stevenson Dental Care is changing smiles of people in Oshawa with Dental Implants! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually integrating with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear a temporary device during this time should you choose to do so.
After the dental implant has integrated to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing cap. We can then start making your new teeth. An impression is made, then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.