If you need to replace one or more of your teeth, we can provide a number of procedures for achieving that goal. The most advanced solution is the use of dental implants, which replace the missing roots and support the dental crowns that look and function like natural teeth.
What is involved in a dental implant procedure?
We begin the procedure by assessing your dental, oral, and general medical condition, and study the X-rays of your jaws and teeth. This helps us to determine if a dental implant is the right medical choice for you. If it is, we can complete the treatment in three stages.
The first stage is to create an access through the gum so as to place the implant in the jawbone. Once this is done, the gums are stitched back over or around the implant. We place a healing cap or abutment on top of the implant to protect it and promote proper healing. Over the next several months, the implant is left in place to allow it to bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
Once the tissues have healed, the second stage can begin. We take an impression of the implant abutment and gum tissue and send it to the dental laboratory where work on the future crown can start. While we wait for the finished crown, an implant cap covers the implant for optimal protection.
The third stage involves installing and properly fitting the crown onto the implant, a procedure that may require a few appointments.
What does a dental implant look like?
It is shaped like a cylinder and is hollow inside and serrated outside. The inside is threaded to receive the screw of the abutment that carries the crown. The outside is threaded to help the jawbone hold on to the implant firmly.
Are dental implants painful?
We minimize pain during and following the implant procedure. How? By making use of advanced science-based protocols that successfully curtail pain. While a light soreness may accompany the procedure, it is kept in check thanks to over-the-counter pain-relief remedies.
Dental implants versus dental bridges
Both are effective solutions and choosing between them is really about deciding what is right for your particular situation. The main difference between a dental implant and a dental bridge is that the implant is a solitary structure that is rooted in the jawbone and therefore requires no support from adjacent teeth as in the case of a bridge. As a result, it is easier to keep it clean. In addition, choosing a dental implant over a dental bridge means that there is no need to remove healthy tooth substance in order to install the bridge.
Does dental insurance cover dental implants?
We can help you find out if your dental insurance coverage includes implants. We can also prepare a claim for your insurance company, along with all required documents.
Did you know?
One of the things that make dental implants a value-added tooth-replacement solution is that they stimulate natural bone growth in your jaw, thereby preventing bone loss. Why is that a value? Because bone loss can cause your jawline to lose its smoothness or even sag and make you look older.
Looking for dental implants in downtown Montreal?
You can count on Comfort Care Dental Clinic for dental implants that provide an ideal tooth-replacement solution. Come meet our team of dedicated dental professionals at our clinic conveniently located in downtown Montreal at 2045 Stanley Street, Suite 1100 – a skip and a hop from Peel metro station.