Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Dental Implants Oakville

Restore Your Smile

Permanent Solution for Lost Teeth

Implant Dentistry Basics

Dr. Sidiura is pleased to offer dental implants in Oakville. These are a permanent solution to missing teeth – they are affixed and not removable. They consist of three parts. The implant post is a small, titanium screw; this is the part that is surgically inserted into the jaw to act as an artificial tooth root. An abutment connects the post to the dental restoration, which may be a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

A Natural Look, Function and Feel

The dental restoration is custom-made to fit your mouth and match the natural colour and shape of your teeth. Dr. Sidiura ensures a good fit for comfort, and a good colour match so the replacement teeth blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Implants provide a very discreet restoration that works and feels like your natural teeth.
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Oakville Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Sidiura begins with a thorough oral examination, conducting 3D imaging and other diagnostics. Your bone density and oral health will be assessed, and a personalized treatment plan will be created, based on your individual needs.

When it is time for the procedure, our dental office offers sedation dentistry options to put you at ease. A local anaesthetic is also used for pain. Next, he will place the titanium implant post into your jawbone. You will be monitored throughout the oral surgery. Afterwards, for the next few months, the implant integrates with your surrounding bone during a process called osseointegration. This creates a secure foundation for the implant.

Once the implant has fully integrated, an abutment is attached to the fixture to connect it to the dental restoration. Dr. Sidiural will affix your custom crown or bridge to this abutment.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Many people can benefit from a dental implant procedure and can successfully and safely undergo the surgery. Dr. Sidiura will complete a comprehensive evaluation, however, to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants. You will need healthy gums and sufficient jaw bone density to support the implant. Sometimes, additional dental treatments may be needed before conducting the implant procedure. If you have any medical conditions or are on medications, let us know.

Lifestyle adjustments may be recommended, as necessary. If you smoke, quitting or avoiding for as long as possible before and after the surgery is important to ensure optimal blood flow and tissue recovery. Alcohol also compromises healing and may increase the risk of bleeding and other complications.

After assessment, Dr. Sidiura will recommend a dental implant treatment plan, tailored to your needs, and guide you through the process.

Caring for Dental Implants

Caring for dental implants is easy; you can treat your dental implants like your natural teeth, but good dental hygiene is essential. Brush and floss regularly, and schedule regular dental check-ups to monitor the health of your implants and address any potential issues promptly. If you notice any pain, swelling, or bleeding in the area, or if your implant feels loose, contact Dr. Sidiura immediately.

Benefits of Dental Implants

While any surgery has some risks, problems during dental implantation are rare. The procedure is a fairly common and straightforward one, and is generally considered low-risk. The success rate of dental implants is as high as 98%. Following Dr. Sidiura’s post-surgery recommendations lowers the chances of any issues. Dental implants are a safe and effective way to restore missing teeth. Additionally, there are many other benefits associated with having dental implants.
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Advantages of Tooth Replacements

If you have a gap, choosing a tooth replacement option will fill the space in. In addition to the cosmetic aspect, this helps restore proper oral function, making it easier to speak and eat again, which can be difficult with lost teeth. Replacing the teeth will also prevent neighbouring teeth from shifting towards the gap, maintaining proper dental alignment. When teeth shift and move out of their proper positions, forces on the jaw become uneven, and areas of the jawbone are not stimulated adequately, resulting in bone loss.

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Choosing Dental Implants

Dental implants offer distinct benefits for tooth replacement. They very closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function. Because the posts integrate with your jawbone, they are very stable and more closely mimic natural teeth for easier chewing and speaking. Implants don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support, so are suitable when remaining natural teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge. Additionally, by mimicking tooth roots, they provide better stimulation to your jawbone, preventing bone loss. Implants are easy to care for, as you simply brush and floss as normal. With proper care, they can last for a very long time.

Contact Us Today

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