Dental implants are a permanent option for people who want to replace missing teeth, while providing the comfort and feel like that of natural teeth.
Whether you want to replace one tooth or all your teeth, we will be pleased to meet with you in order to discuss options that will fit you needs. Make an appointment with us today for a consultation in our LaSalle clinic!
Dental implants :
- are made of titanium and are naturally compatible with your body;
- are stable;
- are a good option to replace missing teeth;
- can replace one or more teeth;
- are tailored to the patient's specific needs;
- contribute to the preservation of bone.
The best for your oral health is conserving as many natural teeth as possible. To achieve this, it is essential to preserve the bone and prevent its wear - especially after the loss of one or more teeth. If there is no root to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone will begin to deteriorate. Over time, the jaw may wear out to the point where you will no longer be able to wear prostheses. If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants, which are inserted into the jaw, can prevent the progression of bone loss. They require good dental hygiene and their longevity depends on it.
Dental implant consultation:
Before your dentist establishes a treatment plan, you will first need to make an appointment for a dental implant consultation. During the consultation, your dentist will:
- do a thorough exam your teeth and gums;
- take a complete set of x-rays to identify any underlying bone problems;
- will take a set of photographs;
- discuss with you about various treatment options;
- review available dental implant options;
- answer all your questions
3D scans can also be performed at the time of the consultation to identify any problems related to bone density. If you do not have enough bone to receive a dental implant, a bone graft procedure may be required beforehand.
Also, being a smoker may prevent you from being a good candidate for dental implants. Tobacco can impair the proper integration of the implant with the bone of your jaw.
Obviously, all these elements will be discussed during your consultation appointment! You will be informed on:
- the number of appointments required;
- the duration of each appointment;
- duration of the healing period;
- the duration of the entire process;
- the options available to you for anesthesia;
- the method of cleaning your dental implants;
- arrangements to be made following surgery;
- changes to your diet or not;
- the lifetime of your dental implants;
- the factors influencing the overall cost of dental implants.
Replacement of one or more teeth
Are you missing some teeth? You are not alone! Did you know that 69% of adults aged 35 to 44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth?
Teeth play an important role in your oral health. Without their stimulation, the jaw bone deteriorates slowly and can make wearing of a denture uncomfortable and unstable.
When a tooth falls, the bone that supports it begins to shrink; the remaining teeth are then supported by a weaker jaw, undergo more pressure and can migrate - even falling. Finally, bridges and removable dentures can increase the mobility of your remaining natural teeth.
Patients are now offered several tooth replacement options for dental implants, including traditional implants, implant-supported prostheses, as well as several others.
A dental implant promotes the preservation of the bone by being directly attached to it: it reproduces the effects of a root and makes it possible to stop bone loss, which can lead to the loss of other teeth ... A dental implant helps contribute in preserving a larger number of natural teeth. The artificial teeth placed on the implants will be shaped and colored to match your natural teeth.
The costs of a dental implant
Several factors can influence the cost of a dental implant. We will work with you to provide you with financing options that will give you access to the care you need!
Things to consider are:
- the number of teeth to be replaced
- the presence or absence of bone loss;
- the presence or absence of periodontal disease;
- the need to extract teeth;
- the need for bone regeneration;
- the treatment option chosen
Dental implants can save you money in the long run! Contact us to find out how!
Implant supported dentures
Do you already have dentures? Implant supported dentures are designed to stay in place without slipping: they are attached to dental implants. They eliminate the risk of instability and sliding without the use of glues or adhesives. They are removable to facilitate regular cleaning, but can also be fixed and serve as permanent teeth.
Permanent dentures improve your quality of life! Here are some benefits:
- better stability
- a better ability to eat and talk confidently
- less discomfort than removable dentures
- the disappearance of the noises caused by the clash.
It is possible to fix the dental implants with a bar connecting them together. The bar is then slid into your prosthesis. There exists another treatment option that uses ball and socket fixtures that snap and fit into place. Implant prostheses are commonly used on the lower jaw, because the lower prostheses tend not to hold as well as the upper ones. However, it is also possible to manufacture implants for the upper jaw.
You will be able to discuss these treatment options during your consultation with Dr. Charouk!