Dental Implants | Kingston

Implants

What Happens During a Dental Implant Procedure?

Our procedure for dental implants is usually done in 2 or 3 visits over a period of 4 to 6 months. Generally, only a local anaesthetic is required to place the implants, although patients who suffer from dental anxiety may wish to consider other options for sedation. The actual placement of the implant takes less than an hour and most Collins Bay Dental patients have told us that the mild to moderate discomfort immediately following the procedure is manageable with ibuprofen.

Over the next few months, the implant will fuse with the bone; once this occurs, we will take an impression of the space between your teeth, create a custom crown or bridge that will look like your remaining natural teeth and secure it to the implant. While we may recommend soft foods during the healing process, you will be able to resume a normal diet immediately afterward.

 

Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

According to the Canadian Dental Association, any healthy adult, from teens to seniors, whose gums and jawbone are in good condition may be considered for dental implants. Patients whose gums or bones are compromised might need to have periodontic treatment or grafts before they can receive an implant.

 

Dental implants are a good alternative to dentures, but may not be the best solution for everyone. During your consultation at Collins Bay Dental, Dr. Gibrayel will evaluate your oral health and review your medical history to determine whether dental implants are the best solution for you.

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