What Is A Dental Implant?
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Regain a natural and functional smile with dental implants. These implants, made of metal or porcelain, are surgically inserted into the jaw to support a customized false tooth crown.
They provide stability, durability, and easy maintenance compared to dentures or bridges. Missing teeth affect appearance, chewing, and speaking.
To determine candidacy, visit our Hamilton office for a consultation with our doctors at Barton Dental.
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Missing teeth can significantly impact self-perception and confidence, affecting social interactions. However, dental implants offer numerous benefits beyond appearance:
- Natural Appearance: Our dental implants at Barton Dental closely resemble natural teeth in both look and feel, maintaining their colour and shape with regular care.
- Strength and Durability: Dental implants are securely anchored to the jaw bone, mimicking natural tooth roots. With proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
- Preservation of Face Shape: Teeth play a vital role in facial structure, and replacing missing teeth with implants helps restore the shape, promoting a youthful and healthy appearance.
Types of Dental Implants:
- Single Tooth: Commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple single tooth implants can be placed in a row.
- Implant-Supported Dental Bridge: Suitable for replacing three or more teeth, this method uses one or two implants to support a dental bridge for stability and convenience.
- Implant Denture: Similar to implant-supported dental bridges, an implant denture consists of dentures supported by one or more dental implants.
To explore the best dental implant option for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation at Barton Dental.
Curious about the dental implant process? Here's what you can expect:
The dental implant procedure is generally straightforward and typically free from complications. Here’s what you can expect during your dental implant process:
Consultation and Planning
To initiate the dental implant process, you will visit our Hamilton office for a consultation. During this appointment, your doctor will assess the health of your teeth and jaw to determine your candidacy for the procedure. X-rays and imaging will be conducted to plan the precise placement of the implants. Your doctor will also provide a comprehensive timeline, guiding you through each step and explaining what to anticipate.
During the implant placement procedure, your doctor will administer a local anesthetic to ensure a painless experience. They will then create a small hole in the designated area and carefully insert the implant into the bone, guided by a surgical guide. The tissue will be closed over the implant, and healing of the gum tissue typically takes a few weeks. Any discomfort following the procedure should subside within a week.
Your New Tooth
After the implant placement, it is essential to allow a few months for the jawbone to heal and fuse with the implant. This process, although painless, is crucial before proceeding to attach the permanent crown. Once the bone has successfully fused with the implant, your doctor will schedule an appointment to customize and fit your new crown or bridge. The crown will be carefully seated on an abutment attached to the implant, matching the shape and color of your natural teeth. From the day of crown placement, you can resume normal activities such as eating, brushing, and flossing, treating it just like a natural tooth!
Dr. Ahmed Ameen Al-Obaidi (Dr. Ameen)
Your Dental Implants General Dentist
Dr. Ameen has recently been published in the International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences where the purpose of the study is to provide accurate data of not only the stability of dental implants but also the healing stages of the bone around the implant that occurs during osteointegration.
Dr. Ameen achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), joining an elite group of experts in implant care. Dr. Al-Obaidi met stringent requirements, including seven years of implant dentistry practice and passing rigorous written and oral exams, to earn this prestigious designation. The ABOI/ID, established in 1969, certifies dentists who excel in providing safe and comprehensive oral implant care.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?
In Hamilton, the cost of a single dental implant typically ranges from $3,000 to $6,000+. For a full-mouth reconstruction with dental implants, the cost can vary significantly, starting from $6,000 and going up to $60,000 or more. An approximate cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures (upper and lower) is around $30,000. It’s important to remember that dental implants are a long-term investment in your health and well-being. Our team will provide you with guidance on proper implant care to ensure their longevity, allowing you to preserve and fully enjoy your investment.
When developing your treatment plan, we consider:
- Number of implants required
- Preparatory treatments for surgical readiness
- Recommended materials for your specific case
- Surgical complexity
- Recovery time and potential complications
Each individual and case is unique, making it impossible to provide an exact quote without an examination. The dental implant procedure is intricate, involving various factors in determining the treatment plan. To obtain an accurate cost estimate for your dental implant, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our Barton Dental office in Hamilton. Contact us today for a personalized assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth, such as crowns or dentures.
Generally, individuals with good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and healthy gums are good candidates for dental implants. However, a thorough examination and consultation with a dentist or oral surgeon is needed to determine eligibility.
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits like smoking contribute to the long-term success of dental implants.
The dental implant procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that the patient feels little to no pain during the surgery. Afterward, mild discomfort and swelling may be experienced, but these can be managed with prescribed pain medications.
The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants needed, additional procedures required, and geographical location. Generally, the cost per implant can range from $1,000 to $4,000 or more. It’s best to consult with a dental professional to receive an accurate cost estimate based on your specific case.
No, implants do not need to be routinely replaced. Once you get a dental implant, it is meant to stay with you for a very long time.