Introduction to Dental Implants: What They Are and Who Needs Them

Welcome to the first post in our series on dental implants, brought to you by Argyle Associates Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Ottawa’s premier choice for oral surgery since 1976. Dental implants have revolutionized the way we approach missing teeth, offering long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solutions. If you’re exploring options for replacing missing teeth, this post will provide you with essential insights into dental implants and help you determine if you might be an ideal candidate.

Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that oral surgeons implant into the jawbone beneath the gums. These posts integrate with the bone over time, providing stable support for artificial teeth. Unlike dentures, which can be removed, dental implants are permanent fixtures that mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

The Benefits of Choosing Implants

For many patients in Ottawa and the surrounding areas, dental implants are the preferred treatment for several reasons:

  1. Durability: Implants are robust and long-lasting, often serving their purpose for decades with proper care.
  2. Functionality: They restore full chewing power. Most patients can’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant.
  3. Bone Health: Unlike other treatments that can lead to bone deterioration, implants stimulate and preserve natural bone growth.
  4. Aesthetic Appeal: Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. They integrate into the structure of your bone, preventing the facial collapse that often accompanies tooth loss.

Who Needs Implants?

Dental implants are suitable for a wide range of patients. You might consider them if you:

  • Have one or more missing teeth.
  • Are unable to wear dentures comfortably.
  • Want to improve your speech impaired by missing teeth.
  • Are willing to commit several months to the process for long-term benefits.

However, candidates need healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by our team at Argyle Associates will determine if dental implants are the best solution for you.

Why Choose Argyle Associates?

Choosing the right surgeon is as crucial as the procedure itself. At Argyle Associates in Ottawa, our team of experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons work closely with your dentist to ensure seamless, coordinated care. We employ advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients.


Implants are more than just prosthetic teeth, they’re a gateway to restored confidence and quality of life. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, they offer a solution that can look and feel as natural as the teeth you were born with. Stay tuned for our next post, where we will explore the detailed process of getting teeth implants at Argyle Associates, ensuring you know what to expect every step of the way.
If you’re considering implants and are in the Ottawa area, contact Argyle Associates to schedule a consultation. Our team is here to guide you through your options and help you regain your smile and confidence.