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Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. They are a permanent solution that looks and feels like natural teeth. An implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant, which acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Dental implants are comfortable, durable, and long-lasting. They are an excellent alternative to bridges, partials, or complete dentures.

If you are interested in dental implants, you can book a free consultation with one of our dentists. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits over other tooth replacement options. Here are some of the benefits of dental implants:

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

The time it takes to get a dental implant can vary depending on the individual case. According to the Canadian Dental Association, the process can take several months to complete. Here is a general timeline of the dental implant process:

  1. Initial consultation and examination: This stage usually takes 1-2 visits.

  2. Implant surgery: During this stage, your dentist or specialist will put a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum. This stage usually takes 1 visit.

  3. Healing time: After the implant surgery, it can take 3-6 months for the implant to bond with the bone and attach to the gum.

  4. Abutment and crown placement: Once the tissue is healed, your dentist or specialist will attach an abutment to the implant. An abutment is a post that connects the replacement tooth to the implant. In some cases, the first and second stage of implant surgery may be done in one single stage. An artificial replacement tooth is made and your dentist or specialist attaches it to the abutment. It may take several appointments to properly fit the replacement tooth to the abutment. This stage usually takes 2-3 visits.

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