At Groupe dentaire API in Laval, we have ultra-modernfacilities as well as a room specially designed for surgical procedures. This allows us to to place high quality dental implants in an irreproachable manner, allowing you to show off your radiant and healthy smile!
An implant is a small rod made out of titanium or zirconia that acts as an artificial root for a tooth that needs to be replaced. When combined with a crown, the implant can play the same role as a natural tooth.
Implants are also recommended when several teeth need to be replaced. The implants with then act as an anchor or support full dentures.
The procedure for placing an implant is spread out over several months. The wait is well worth it since implants offer many advantages. Here are the main advantages :
With these many advantages, implants are an optimal option when replacing teeth, whether it be from a functional or cosmetic viewpoint. When the procedure has been completed, dental implants look like your natural teeth.
Unfortunately dental implants are not suited for everyone. In order to be able to benefit from the many advantages of implants, a patient must be in excellent health and have optimal oral health. It is essential that gums be healthy when receiving an implant.
The last prerequisite, not to say the least important, is to have sufficient bone mass in the area requiring an implant. When the natural tooth root is lost, the bone is no longer stimulated. If the bone hasn’t been stimulated in a while, the bone loss can be considerable and not allow implant placement. In this case, your dentist might suggest a bone graft in order to build up the bone mass where the implant will be placed.
Since many conditions apply, an oral exam by a dentist is necessary. They will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant!
Once your dentist has examined you and approved your treatment plan, placing an implant entails the following steps:
Implants take many months, though it is an efficient and long term option when replacing a natural tooth. Since the dentist examines your oral health beforehand, the success rate for implants is extremely high.
To help heal after surgery, it is important to follow all the guidelines given to you by your dentist. Implant placement requires several professional follow-up appointments.
Here are the recommendations to be followed strictly, after your implant surgery:
In order to keep your implant for several decades, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene. In order to do so, the same oral hygiene methods are required as for natural teeth.
For this, teeth and implants need to be brushed at least twice a day as well as daily flossing to avoid decay and plaque build-up. Using a Waterpik is also recommended to clean around the base of the implant. Your dentist will recommend the right products and tools to take care of your implant. You must however be gentle when taking care of the implant! You still need to visit your dentist once to twice a year for your routine hygiene appointments and oral health check-ups.
When adopting healthy habits, you may enjoy the multiple advantages to having implants for many years to come!
The dentists at Groupe dentaire APIhave the necessary qualifications and skills to place dental implants. Thanks to state of the art equipment and respecting the industry’s high standards, our team is able to provide implants with their many advantages. Whether you need to replace one or more teeth, come and meet us to find out if dental implants are right for you!