Ottawa, ON residents discover a replacement option for missing teeth with a tooth implant procedure
Posted by Dr. France Chevalier
Having a healthy, natural smile is important. Unfortunately, trauma or lack of proper dental hygiene can lead to problems such as tooth loss. Patients who are missing teeth often hide their smiles. Ottawa, ON residents can stop hiding. Dr. France Chevalier offers dental implant procedures to replace missing teeth.
What is a tooth implant?
Dental implants are posts implanted into the jawbone. They provide stability for crowns or bridges to fill the gaps from missing teeth. Implants are made of titanium so they are biocompatible and readily accepted by the body. Aesthetically and functionally, an implant topped with a crown appears to be a natural tooth.
There are many advantages to implants;
Implants can be used for the replacement of a single tooth or multiple teeth.
Because the implant is placed into the jawbone, it has the stability and feel of a natural tooth.
An implant topped with a crown gives the patient a natural bite and chewing surface.
Cosmetically, an implant topped with a crown appears natural and blends in with the surrounding teeth.
The dental implant process
A consultation and examination are needed to determine the patient’s needs. Dr. Chevalier will assess the number, size, and shape of the missing teeth. She will check the gums and jaw to make sure the patient has a healthy mouth, strong enough to support the implant. A surgical opening is created in the gums where the tooth root would naturally be so the implant can be placed. Over a few months, the surrounding tissue and bone attach to the implant. Once the area has fully healed, a permanent restoration is placed.
If you are interested in dental implants as an option for your smile, visit Dr. France Chevalier in Ottawa, ON. Call today to schedule your consultation. (613) 233-1118.