Dental Implants Ottawa, ON
Dental implants, also called “tooth implants” are designed to permanently replace missing teeth. Implants function as a prosthetic root system and combined with a dental restoration, dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants Ottawa are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth due to their long-term benefits for the health and function of the teeth and gums. Villanova Dental Studio dentists offer all-inclusive dental implant services under one roof in Kanata, Ottawa, and Stittsville, ON.
Complimentary Ottawa Dental Implant Consultation
Villanova Dental Studio dentists offer complimentary consultations for dental implants in Kanata, Richmond, dental implants in Stittsville and Ottawa. We welcome new and returning patients from all over the Ontario Providence. If you are missing teeth, contact our Ottawa dentist office or schedule your consultation online here.
Benefits of Dental Implants Ottawa
- Highly Durable
- Improved oral health
- Permanent restoration
- No need to alter adjacent teeth as with dental bridges
- No slippage as with dentures
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Comfortable fit and function
- No dietary restrictions
Types of Dental Implants Available in Ottawa
There are several different ways dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. The type of implant procedure used will be determined on an individual basis. Dr. Sassi will analyze the patient’s oral health, availability of healthy bone structure as well as the number and location of the missing teeth.
- Single tooth implant
- Multiple teeth implant
- Implant supported denture
Dental Implant Restoration
The type of dental restoration will be determined by the number and location of the missing teeth. Dental crowns are used to replace a single missing tooth, while bridges are more suitable for multiple missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to secure a full denture for improved oral health and function.
Once the implant post has healed, your Ottawa implant dentist will attach a small abutment to the top of the implant. This abutment will protrude from the gum line and act as an anchor for the dental restoration.
Dental Implant Post
The dental implant itself looks much like a small threaded screw. This piece is surgically implanted into the jaw bone replacing the missing root structure. The biocompatible nature of the post’s material fuses with the bone helping to stabilize the bite and jaw.
Ottawa Dental Implant Procedure
Our dentists provide comprehensive dental implant treatment plans for consistent and predictable results. The dental implant procedure will typically be completed in about three visits to our Ottawa, ON dentist office. Our dental care team will guide the patient through consultation, implantation, and the final restoration.
Replacing missing teeth begins with a thorough exam and analysis of the patient’s oral health, jaw, and bone structure. The dentist and patient will build a treatment plan that will detail the needed dental procedures to restore oral health. The type and number of dental implants needed will be determined by the number and location of missing teeth and the patient’s overall oral health and structure of the jaw bone.
Dental implants are made of high-quality biocompatible titanium. The nature of the implant allows it to integrate naturally with the bone stabilizing the bite and promoting bone regeneration. Dental implants require a significant amount of healthy bone and gum tissue for successful retention. If a patient does not have enough bone structure, bone grafting may be required for a successful implant.
Once a treatment plan has been laid out, a date will be set for the surgical implantation of the implant(s). The titanium post will be placed in the root socket of the missing tooth. The post typically takes around 3-6 months to fully heal and integrate with the bone, a process called osseointegration.
After the implanted post has fully healed, an abutment will be attached to the implant. The abutment is used to securely fasten the dental restoration. During this phase, a high quality, natural-looking and durable dental restoration will be designed and fabricated for a beautiful result. Your dental crown, bridge or denture can be personalized in size, shape, and colour to match your natural smile.
Caring for Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent dental restoration. With proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime. While dental implants do not require any special maintenance, they do require regular brushing, flossing, and routine visits with your Ottawa implant dentist.
Patients who brush twice a day, floss and receive biannual dental cleanings from our office should enjoy a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.
Patients with dental implants enjoy the benefits of being able to eat a regular balanced diet without any dietary restrictions. As with natural teeth, chewing extra hard or sticky foods could crack or break the implant. Chewing ice and hard candies should be avoided.
Dental Implant FAQ’s
Are dental implants painful?
Like any procedure, there’s always the potential for discomfort when getting dental implants. The good news is that during the procedure, you will be completely numb and should only feel light pressure. If at any point you begin to feel pain, it’s important to let your doctor know. Your dentist may also prescribe pain medication after surgery depending on your potential discomfort.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants work for almost any patient who needs to replace one or more teeth. Completely replacing the tooth allows you to start from a clean slate, which means that most prior dental problems won’t stop you from getting a dental implant. However, some rare conditions, like excessive bone loss in the jaw, can complicate the procedure. When you meet with one of our dentists, they’ll be able to tell you with complete confidence whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Can my implants be removed or replaced?
It is possible to have your implants removed and/or replaced. Depending on the issues revolving around, or causing the need for removal/replacement your dentist will determine the best steps for any corrections needed regarding your implants.
How long do dental implants last?
Provided that you practice good oral and dental hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime but the crown portion may need to replaced after 25 years. This is why they’re such a great option when it comes to repairing and restoring your smile to it’s original shine. Ask Dr. Barakat or the customer service team at Villanova Dental if dental implants are the right choice for you.
Will I Need to Change My Diet If I Get an Implant?
No! Dental implants require no dietary restrictions. You can eat and drink with them just like you would with your natural teeth. The implanted post that holds the artificial tooth (cap) in place provides a sturdy base that gives you maximum biting strength and will not shift, move, or come out by accident. Other teeth-replacing alternatives, such as traditional dentures, do not offer this level of comfort. With implants, you can safely eat anything from bubble gum to corn on the cob without thinking twice.
How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced With Implants?
As many as you need! The advancements in restorative dental services have made implants an increasingly appealing option for many patients. This is because implants can safely replace single teeth, sections of teeth, or even full arches with implant-secured dentures. Dental implants give you complete control over which teeth you replace and they look great.
Are Implants the Best Solution for Me?
In most cases, implants are an unbeatable solution. They provide functional improvement and long-term benefits to your oral health. When teeth are missing, the surrounding bones in the face and jaw begin to deteriorate, causing a sunken appearance. The posts used in dental implants mimic the stimulative effect of regular teeth, which is necessary to encourage the jawbone to remain full and fit.