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What to Expect During Dental Implants Surgery

Have you lost a tooth unexpectedly and have chosen dental implants to replace your missing teeth? You’re probably curious about the process and procedure for dental implants in Ottawa. At Argyle Associates, we complete over 2000 implants every year. Dental implant surgery is a joint effort between an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a restorative dentist. One of our surgeons performs the dental extractions, any required bone grafting, and the actual placement of the dental implants. Once you have healed, a restorative dentist completed the dental implant process by inserting the replacement teeth.

We understand that dental implant surgery can be intimidating for many patients. The purpose of this page is to provide you with a brief overview of what you can expect during dental implant surgery. As with any medical procedure, we are sure you have questions. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns related to dental implant surgery.

  • Consultation

    • An oral examination and x-rays of your mouth are taken
    • Jawbone health is evaluated to determine if bone grafting is required
    • A diagnosis and recommendation for treatment is given based on x-rays and evaluations.
  • Anaesthesia

    We will discuss the most appropriate anaesthesia option for you. Options include:

    • Local “Freezing”
    • N2O or “Laughing Gas”
    • IV Sedation
    • General Anaesthesia
  • Arriving at Your Surgery

    • Wear loose and comfortable clothing and be sure that your sleeves allow access to your arm for an intravenous injection
    • Our reception team will walk you through the check-in process
    • Payment is expected at the time of your surgery.

A dental implant consists of three parts. The first is a titanium implant that is placed by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and fuses with the jawbone. The second is an abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line. Finally, the crown is placed which is created by a restorative dentist.

Advances in dental technology have made it possible to replace a full arch of teeth in a single procedure. Once all teeth in an arch are removed, 4 to 6 implants are strategically placed. A full bar of teeth is then attached to the implants. Please note that not everyone is eligible for this procedure, during the consultation, our surgeon will determine if you are a candidate after examining your health.

We ask that you do not eat or drink (not even water) for at least 8 hours before your surgery time. When brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth, but do not swallow.

Dental implant surgery will take approximately 1 hour. However, it is important to note that the length of time needed for the procedure depends on the number of implants being placed. Our surgeons will be able to provide you with specific information based on your specific case.

Payment is expected at the time of your surgery. Our locations accept Visa, MC, Debit, Certified Cheques, and Exact Cash. Insurance forms will be completed at this time as well for reimbursement.

You must be accompanied by a trusted, responsible adult who will remain in the office for the duration of your appointment. This person will also be responsible for assisting you with post-operative instructions and for driving you home and remaining with you until the sedation has worn off.

Contact us and we will have one of our trained professionals get back to you as soon as possible.

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