Dental Implants in Guelph

Dental implants are a long-lasting and a highly effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Our dental implants are then topped with custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures to provide a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a popular and effective way of replacing missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone to support the replacement tooth, crown or bridge. They are similar to dentures but they offer a more permanent solution and can often last a lifetime of the patient. They can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or a full set of teeth.

What materials are used within dental implants?

The dental implants are made of titanium and other biocompatible material that fuses with the jawbone over time which creates a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. The process that creates a strong foundation for the artificial tooth or denture is called osseointegration. It is the process of connecting the living bone with an artificial implant. 

Are dental implants safe and effective?

Dental implants are considered to be safe and effective for the replacement of missing teeth. They have been used for several decades and have a high success rate of around 95-98%. It’s always a good idea to consult so the solutions can be tailored to your individual needs and situation.

Can dental implants be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth?

Dental implants can be treated similarly to natural teeth. Just like you do with natural teeth, it’s important to brush twice a day and floss regularly. If you have a habit of grinding, it can be prevented with a night guard. Grinding can cause implants to loosen or break. It’s important to avoid hard and crunchy foods that can damage the implants. A good oral hygiene combined with some preventive care methods will ensure your dental implants last a long time. 

How long does it take to recover from the dental implant procedure?

The recovery can vary on several factors such as the overall health of the individual, age and the complexity of the treatment. Generally speaking, it takes several months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone. Its common to experience some swelling, discomfort and pain. Under normal circumstances, you are able to return to your day-to-day activities within a couple of days. It is important to avoid anything that will put excessive stress on the implants until they are fully healed. Keep in mind, every individual varies slightly differently and only a certified dentist can provide guidance on the case. 

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If you are looking for a dentist in Guelph, look no further. We always welcome new patients of all ages. You can book a dental consultation with our team today to get started. We look forward to seeing you!