What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that can be put in place of missing teeth. They are inserted much like the root of the tooth into the exact spot that has a gap on the gum line.

With a high degree of technical expertise and a total focus on patient needs, The Teal Umbrella is a great place to get fitted for dental implants.

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are secured by a titanium anchor implanted directly into the jaw. We’re finding that more and more, patients are turning away from dentures in favour of this type of procedure. Why? There are number of reasons to choose dental implants over dentures.

First, they are permanent. This allows you to relax and forget that you have an artificial tooth. Once implanted, they can be treated just like the rest of your teeth. They can be brushed and flossed – they become a permanent part of your mouth.

Second, because they are securely anchored to your jaw, they feel more like natural teeth. You can chew and talk with the security that your teeth will not suddenly slip, as dentures sometimes do.

Finally, they tend to look more like natural teeth than do dentures. They are usually made with porcelain, and are designed mimic the look and feel of your original teeth. This helps to reduce the chance that people will notice that you have an artificial tooth or artificial teeth.

For all of these reasons, The Teal Umbrella usually recommends implants for our Ottawa clients who are missing teeth. They are a strong, natural looking option for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even a complete set.

Your smile is a big deal. It’s what lights up your face and it’s one of your most prominent features. But when you have a chipped, cracked, or missing tooth, it can take a hard hit to your self-confidence. Dealing with issues such as these can make the simple and beautiful act of smiling become an embarrassing nightmare. That’s why so many people choose to opt for implants, as they provide the perfect solution that is permanent and will restore your smile no time. Discover more about how a dental implant can restore your self-confidence.

Implants can be used to correct a variety of problems

Aside from missing teeth, they can also be used for a number of different oral-related problems. Some of these problems include:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Bridge replacement
  • Subsequent bone loss
  • Provide structure and support for the jaw bone
  • Maintain facial bone structure

They look identical to natural teeth

Dental implants are designed to mimic natural teeth. And with the advancements today, you or anyone else won’t be able to tell the difference between the implant and your natural teeth. In addition to looking real, they are just as strong and durable as the rest.

Improve your facial appearance

When you get your implant installed, it not only improves your bone structure and profile, but also your entire facial appearance. Since teeth are what people often look at when they talk to you, it’s important to feel good about your smile so that it doesn’t hinder your interactions with other, or make you shun away from having those important face-to-face conversations.

Your smile should never be the cause of insecurity or apprehension. A smile is one of the greatest features of the human body. It lights up all of your other facial features, and makes you look and feel great. So don’t let a missing or broken tooth take that away from you.

If you or someone you love is in need of a dental implant, contact us at The Teal Umbrella to set up an appointment and get the process started. We can help restore your self-confidence and get you back to loving your beautiful smile again.

Onsite Oral Surgery at The Teal Umbrella

At The Teal Umbrella, we serve Ottawa with trained oral surgeons. We are an integrated dental clinic, so we can offer you more services in one place than many other dentists.

One of these services is the placement of surgical dental implants. Usually, when a patient needs an implant, they need to be referred to another establishment to have it placed. Not so at The Teal Umbrella!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an ideal candidate?

Almost anyone can be a suitable candidate. If you’re missing a tooth due to an injury or need a tooth extracted, you could benefit from an implant. The most important factors to consider include the patient’s general health conditions and the amount of bone available. Without enough bone, the implant won’t be able to stay securely in place. Your dentist will be able to go over this in greater detail and let you know whether you are a candidate.

How much do dental implants cost?

Like many cosmetic procedures, the cost will depend on several factors. When preparing the estimate, your dentist will consider the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the condition of the jawbone, the treatment of any infection, and any supplementary procedures that might be needed in conjunction with the implants.

Does age matter?

Age isn’t really a factor that will prevent an individual from getting an implant. It’s based more on the health condition of each individual patient and whether they have chronic conditions that could impact or complicate the procedure. The dentist will look at your health history and consider all of this during the consultation.

How long is the procedure?

Thanks to advanced technology, the process of getting a dental implant is fast and efficient. In many cases today, the implants can be done in one appointment, following an extraction. This also decreases the necessary time it takes to heal. In some cases, however, it can take several months between extraction, healing time, getting the implant, and healing once again. In many situations, patients will receive a temporary replacement until they can get the actual implant. Once again, factors such as the patient’s health, number of teeth required and bone volume will impact the timeframe. Your dentist will also outline all of these details during your appointment to keep you fully informed.

Are they painful?

Local anesthesia and IV sedation are used during the procedure which places the patients into a euphoric, calm, and comfortable state. This reduces sensitivity and pain, though some discomfort is always a possibility when having surgery performed. The dentist will prescribe medication to ease any pain following the procedure.

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