Losing a tooth can happen unexpectedly, drawing unwanted attention and causing discomfort. We can help you return to a natural smile you are proud of!
Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for the best way to replace them? Dental implants are one the best treatment options for replacing missing teeth. Implants are becoming more and more popular every year because they look and feel just like real teeth. Dental Implants also make eating easier compared to other options such as bridges and dentures. Better still, most candidates are eligible for dental implants!
With over 2,000 implants done every year, our industry leading Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons offer professional service in a comfortable environment. Every patient’s case and needs are different and the service you receive should reflect that. Return to the comfort of a beautiful smile and see why our surgeons are rated #1 in the city on RateMDs.com!
Learn about Dental Implant Surgery in this video from the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
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As with any medical procedure, we are sure you have many questions. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us!
Implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. The root portion of a missing tooth is replaced by a surgically inserted titanium post which fuses to the jawbone. An abutment is placed on top of the implant, which connects the crown to the implant. The dental crown is a false tooth which is specifically shaped and designed to match the rest of your natural teeth.
There are several kinds of dental implant options. These include:
Single implant and crown
Bridge on implants
Teeth in a day
Dental implants and dental bridges are both solutions to replace missing teeth, however there are a few important differences between the two. Dental bridges consist of a false tooth or teeth which are held into place by dental crowns placed on natural teeth surrounding the missing tooth.
Dental implants look and perform more like natural teeth. They do not require anything to be placed on natural teeth, and they are inserted directly into the jawbone for maximum strength. Dental implants:
Do not require artificial plastic to cover the roof of the mouth
Do not require adhesives or denture creams
Can minimize ongoing bone loss in the jaws while bridges require adjacent teeth to be filed down, dental implants do not impact healthy neighboring teeth.
Our patients typically report less discomfort and faster healing compared to the extraction of a tooth. We recommend mild pain relievers for two or three days following a dental implant procedure. After that time, patients are typically pain-free. Sensitivity is usually not an issue with dental implants.
Immediately after your procedure, you will want to make sure that you follow Dental Implant Post-Operation Instructions. These instructions help ensure you have the best chance at complete healing and can get back to
You will clean your implants just like you clean your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for routine cleanings. We also recommend using a water pick. Adequate hygiene is vital for the health of your dental implants.
Not necessarily. The bone requires some time to heal before your final tooth can be placed. This process can take several months. You may want a temporary denture or a partial denture made to hide the missing teeth until the process is complete. An immediate, temporary crown can sometimes be placed onto implants.
Previously, wearing dentures for many years would have disqualified patients from dental implant surgery. Luckily there have been significant advancements in implant technology allowing for implants to be placed in candidates who were previously ineligible. Advancements such as Zygomatic implants make dental implants make dental implants possible even for patients who have suffered jawbone loss. Contact us today if you are interested in dental implants.
Health is a greater determining factor than age. If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Dental implant treatment may not be recommended for patients suffering from some chronic illnesses. An examination by one of our surgeons, and a review of your dental and medical history, will help determine whether you qualify for an implant procedure. Most patients do qualify.
Smoking does not prevent you from having implants. Smoking can increase the risk of complications with healing, and your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation.
The cost of treatment varies with the solution provided. During your consultation, we will present you with a range of dental implant options. We will explain all surgical fees in advance and will provide a written quotation that includes all aspects of the surgical treatment.
Some insurance companies offer partial reimbursement for dental implants. One of our treatment coordinators will facilitate communications between you, your dental office, our office, and your insurance company. We will ensure you are getting the maximum amount of coverage available to you.
The cost of dental implants is a medical expense that may be deductible for income tax purposes. If you own a business, additional tax advantages are possible. Discuss this with your accountant.
Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Our surgeons perform the dental extractions, any necessary bone grafting, and actual placement of the dental implants. When you are healed, your dentist fabricates and inserts the replacement teeth.
We will begin with an oral examination and x-rays of your mouth. We will evaluate the health of your jawbone and extend of implants required.
We will perform a clinical exam and also look at your x-rays. This will allow us to provide a diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options.
At your consultation we will discuss the most appropriate anaesthesia options for you. The options include local “freezing”, N2O “laughing gas”, IV sedation or general anesthesia.
We will provide you with a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics if determined necessary by your surgeon, and detailed post-surgical instructions.
Your surgeon will determine appropriate timing for a follow-up visit. The surgeon will monitor your healing and answer any questions you may have at that time.
Serious complications are uncommon. Excessive bleeding, numbness, prolonged pain, infection, implant failure, and sinus complications can sometimes occur.
On average, our surgeons place over 2,000 implants each year. It is one of the most common procedures we perform. As a result, we are able to offer this service with a high level of efficiency and with minimal complications
After your dental implant procedure, your doctor will inform you of the post-operation steps you should take to promote healing for your specific case.
Read more about tental implant post-operation instructions.
Our Oral Surgeons in Ottawa
At Argyle & Associates Barrhaven you will be provided with industry-leading service by Ottawa’s top-rated surgeons on RateMDs.
Dr. Adam M. IrvineCD1, BEng, DMD, FRCD(C), Diplomate ABOMS
Dr. Andrew Wing Cheong LeeMSc., DDS, MD, FRCD(C), FACS
Dr. Taylor P. McGuireDDS, MSc, FRCD (C), Diplomate ABOMS
Dr. Kevin J. ButterfieldBSc, DDS, MD, FRCD(C), Dip.ABOMS, FACS
Dr. Hassan G. MoghadamDDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr. Ed ZeligmanBSc, DDS
Dr. Ian BuckleyCD1, BSC, DDS, FRCD (C)
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