FAQs about Dental Implants
By Ajax Dental Center
June 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants from Ajax Dental Centre are simply the best options for replacing missing teeth. Drs. Kwong, Jafarpour, and Elhaddad usedental-implants these outstanding artificial teeth to fill smile gaps and also to rebuild and maintain supporting tissues. If you desire a complete, strong, long-lasting smile, dental implants could be just what you need.

Frequently asked questions about dental implants

What does a dental implant look like?

A dental implant is titanium metal shaped like a screw or cylinder. It serves as a tooth root, bonding to the bone almost immediately after your dentist inserts it into your jaw. After the site heals and the implant completely integrates with the bone, the doctor opens the gums again and attaches a metal post and porcelain crown to complete the tooth replacement.

How does an implant integrate with my jaw?

Dentists call the bonding process osseointegration. Human bone will only adhere to dental implants made from titanium, a naturally-occurring and biocompatible metal. Osseointegration is a lengthy process, taking weeks to even months to complete.

Does an Ajax dental implant feel odd, or does it cause pain?

it does neither. Patients say their dental implants act and feel just like their natural teeth do. The implant surgery takes place right at the dental office--everything from initial consultation to implant insertion to final bonding of the post and crown. Patients usually need a local anesthetic and only over-the-counter analgesics the day of and day after the procedure.

What can I do if I have lost several teeth?

Dental implants could be your option. Implants (usually placed in multiples of two) support bridges or dentures on either or both arches.

How do I know if I qualify for dental implants?

Your dentist will confer with you about your smile goals and your overall oral health. He or she will perform an examination, including an analysis of your jaw bone density with sophisticated Cone Beam scans which produce three-dimensional images. Adequate bone is essential to dental implant placement and retention as is good overall health.

I smoke. Can I still get dental implants?

Research at the University of Murcia in Spain indicates that implants placed in the mouths of tobacco users, particularly cigarette smokers, have a track record of failure. Tobacco causes inflammation and an infection called peri-implantitis. So, if you smoke, you still can receive implants; however, know that implant sites will heal slowly and are in danger of degradation.

Is it hard to take care of dental implants?

No, it's not difficult at all. If you are conscientious about brushing and flossing, and you go to Ajax Dental Centre for your semi-annual cleanings and examinations, your implants will stay healthy for years and years. You won't have to perform any complicated hygiene routines.

Learn more

Call Ajax Dental Centre in Ajax, ON, for your dental implant consultation and get all the facts. It's free and very informative. Our office phone number is (905) 426-8304.