Quality Dental Implants in Ottawa

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Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth modern dentistry can achieve.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that integrate with the jawbone. Most implants are made of titanium, a metal which bonds with your natural bone. These implants are used to support the visible replacement teeth, which can be single tooth crowns, dental bridges, or even a full denture to replace an entire arch of lost teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option you can get because they:

  • Look like natural teeth
  • Require no special care
  • Let you eat all your favorite foods
  • Stay securely fixed in place
  • Stimulate your jawbone to prevent bone loss
  • Can last a lifetime
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Understanding Dental Implants

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Most people can get dental implants. You only need to meet three criteria:

1. Have one or more missing teeth

2. Be in good condition for surgery

3. Be an adult whose jaw has stopped growing

Because dental implants are stronger than natural teeth, you don’t need as many of them. An entire arch of teeth can be replaced with just four implants, as in the All-on-4 system.

However, some people might need additional treatment to get optimal results, and other people might have an elevated risk of failure.

We will talk to you about the following conditions:

  • Gum disease
  • Low bone volume or density
  • Smoking
  • Medications
  • Prior radiation therapy

People with gum disease or low bone in the treatment area might require additional treatment before getting the procedure. This could include periodontal treatment, bone graft, gum graft, or other types of treatments.

If you’re a smoker, you’re at elevated risk for implant failure. You will not be able to smoke for several weeks before and after your surgery.

Some medications and prior radiation therapy can also increase your risk of implant failure or other complications. We’ll ask about your medical history and consult with your doctors if necessary to determine your level of risk so you can make an informed decision.

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Are you Considering Dental Implants in Kanata?

Are you looking to replace some or all of your teeth with implants? Please call today or book an appointment with Kanata dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.