The Dental Implant Process
At your first appointment, our dental team will evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants. We'll discuss your goals, answer any questions you have, and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Before the implant can be placed, any damaged or decayed teeth will need to be removed, and the gums and jawbone will need to be prepared. This may include bone grafting or other procedures to ensure the implant has a strong foundation.
Once the jawbone is ready, the implant can be placed. Our skilled dentists will use special instruments to gently insert the implant into the jawbone. Depending on the patient's needs, this may be done under local anesthesia or IV sedation.
After the implant is placed, the healing process begins. It can take several weeks or months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone, creating a strong, stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
Once the implant has healed, the abutment can be attached. This is a small connector piece that connects the implant to the replacement tooth.
Finally, the replacement tooth (or teeth) can be attached to the abutment. This may involve a dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number of missing teeth and the patient's needs.
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Porcelain fused to metal crowns
These are the most common type of dental crown, as they are durable and can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
These crowns are made entirely out of ceramic and can be used to restore front teeth, as they are very natural-looking.
Gold crowns are very strong and durable and are often used on back teeth. They are also very long-lasting and require very little removal of the tooth structure.
Zirconia crowns are a newer type of dental crown that is becoming more popular due to their strength and natural appearance.