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Dental implants are a great option for patients who have lost teeth due to injury or disease. The dental professionals at St. Joseph Orleans Dental Centre, use implants to help them regain their smile.Request Appointment
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed to hold a tooth replacement. Dental implants are an ideal option for patients in good general health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to gum disease, dental injury, or some other reason.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants can address a number of oral health issues:
- Preventing surrounding teeth from shifting
- Resolving jaw joint pain or bite issues
- Improving chewing, speech and digestion
- Restoring aesthetics and facial tissues
The Dental Implant Procedure
The entire dental implant procedure usually takes about two to nine months to complete, depending on your treatment plan.
Your dentist will begin by surgically placing the implant into your jaw bone below the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
Once the healing is complete, you will return to our dental office to complete the procedure.
At this final appointment, your dentist will attach a tooth replacement to the implant to create the look and function of a natural tooth.
Recovering from Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implant surgery is a custom procedure so the recovery process varies depending on each specific case, such as the number of implants you receive and your body's natural ability to heal.
To encourage healing after dental implant surgery, it is imperative that you follow your dentist's instructions for post-operative care, including avoiding tough, crunchy and hot foods and taking any prescribed antibiotics.
If you experience any of the symptoms following during your recovery, be sure to contact your dentist right away:
- Uncontrollable Pain
- Excessive / Severe Bleeding
- Excessive Swelling
- Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics