Dental Implants and Implant Surgery in Milton, ON.
Restore broken or missing teeth with permanent Dental Implants. Contact us to book a free consultation with our dentists to see if dental implants are right for you.
Not replacing missing teeth can cause a lot of problems over time including drifting of adjacent teeth, chewing and biting difficulty and bone loss.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants replace lost teeth. An implant can be used to replace a single tooth, or a combination may be used to replace several teeth. Implants can even serve as anchors to support a complete denture. The implant itself actually serves as a replacement tooth root. Placed in the bone beneath your gums, the dental implant will support the restoration above the gums. Dental implants are made of titanium, and they fuse with the bone in which they are inserted, thereby forming a secure, durable bond.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
- Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does.
Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years.
With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
- Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable.
Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care (see below), implants can last a lifetime.
What can I expect from the Dental Implants procedure?
The first step to the dental implant procedure is to talk with your dentist and find out if it’s a good option for you. At Denali Dental in Milton ON, we offer free initial consultations for dental implants. At this initial appointment, you will discuss the procedure in full detail following a complete examination of your mouth and teeth. You will also know of all the costs involved in the implant procedure.
During dental implant surgery, the dentist will make an incision in the gums and bone where the implant is attached. Our next step is to place the dental implant in the small hole we created in your jawbone. After the implant has been placed we need to wait for the implant to integrate.
Over the next few weeks, the jawbone will fuse to the implant, making it permanent. The healing process can range from 3 to 6 months. Once the implant has fully integrated, we place a custom crown to match your adjacent teeth.
Am I a good candidate for Dental Implants?
Healthy patients who practice good dental hygiene are generally good candidates for dental implants. The dentist will discuss this at your free consultation at our dental office in Milton.
Generally speaking, ideal dental implant candidates have adequate bone density, have healthy gums and teeth, do not smoke or are willing to stop smoking during the healing process, and do not have medical conditions that can affect the healing process.
Bone Graft and Sinus Lift before placing Dental Implants
Having sufficient bone structure in your jaw to support dental implants is one of the most fundamental criteria for dental implant candidacy. In certain instances, a bone graft can restore adequate density and height to your jaw. We also perform bone grafts and sinus lifts are our dental clinic in Milton, and you will be aware of everything that’s needed before you begin the dental implant process.
What is an All-on-4 Dental Implant?
An all-on-4 dental implant, also known as full-mouth dental implants, consists of four dental implants placed either on the upper or lower jaw. Each implant holds a full arch of upper or lower, non-removable artificial teeth or crowns.
In the all-on-4 implant procedure, patients require only 4 dental implants to benefit from this treatment. It can be an excellent alternative to dentures, when you need to replace multiple teeth. Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed right after surgery, hence they are also known as teeth-in-a-day.
With Teeth-In-A-Day implant system, you can walk into our office without teeth and walk out, the same day, with a new set of permanent teeth on four implants. This procedure is cost effective and can give you effective teeth restoration in little time.
Cost of Dental Implants in Milton, ON.
How much do dental implants cost? The total cost is usually the costs associated with implant surgery plus the placement and fabrication of the overlying prosthesis (crown, bridge, denture). There can also be some other costs involved such as CT scan, bone graft, x-rays and other necessary procedures. The more implants that are required, the greater the cost. Another factor in cost is the type of replacement that is required to bring you the best esthetic and functional result. You will be informed of the total treatment fee at your free initial consultation. We will also assist you in determining if any of these costs can be partially covered by your insurance plan. There are payment plans available as well which makes it easy to pay in monthly installments.