If you are missing one or more of your teeth, there are many ways to replace them. At Village Square Dental Centre in Smithville, we provide dental implants and other treatments for patients in the Niagara Region. As an alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures, implants offer a permanent, built-in solution to fully restore your smile.
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
Our dentists will examine your mouth, and take x-rays of your mouth, jaw and teeth to find out if you have the bone density needed for an implant. If not, potential bone grafting might be required. At the first stage, we insert the implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. Taking several months to heal, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
At the second stage of surgery when your gum tissue has healed, our dentist will attach an abutment to the implant. Later, a fixed bridge is installed to help anchor your implant. Like natural teeth, implants need to be kept clean using a toothbrush and floss. Your dentist will show you the proper cleaning procedure for implants. Regular dental checkups are important so your dentist can make sure that your bite is right and that your implants are not loose.
It’s important to keep up regular appointments with our dentists after dental implant surgery. Possible complications can arise that require attention. Those conditions could be:
Those conditions could be:
An injured sinus cavity
We’re currently accepting new patients, so call us today to book an appointment for you or a family member.