Dental Implants, Hamilton
Dental implants offer patients in Hamilton with one or more missing teeth an opportunity to permanently repair the appearance and function of their smile. No more shying away from the cameras. All eyes will be on your new and improved teeth, and for good reason.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that will be surgically attached to your jawbone. You can have more than just one implant. In fact, they’re a great way to promote a healthy bone and facial structure.
Missing teeth for a long period of time can drastically affect the strength of your bone and mouth and cause cheeks and lips to collapse over time. Even patients who’ve worn removable dentures (full or partial) complain about noticing a difference in their facial structure, whereas dental implants or implant-supported dentures completely replace the root of your teeth.
Once your jaw has healed and accepted the implant, we can attach a crown to the abutment tooth which looks and feels completely natural. In the meantime, you’ll be given a temporary crown. It’s not recommended you eat hard, crunchy or chewy foods while wearing a temporary crown, drink from a straw, or smoke. Smoking can increase the risk of your jawbone not accepting the screw and prolong your treatment.
A dental crown is often crafted from porcelain and looks just like your natural teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge can be used instead and attached to the implants. Porcelain is essentially a stain-resistant material to most foods and drinks and doesn’t require any special treatment.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS SAFE?
Dental implants have a 98% success rate, however, if you’re a heavy smoker, have uncontrolled diabetes other immune disorders or gum disease, we may need to discuss other tooth replacement and treatment options.
Titanium is a popular medical material because of its durability, flexibility, and non-toxic properties. Only under very extreme (and rare) inflammation cases or an allergic reaction can it break down in the body.
WHEN A BONE GRAFT MAY BE NEEDED
In some cases where your jawbone isn’t strong enough, we can take a bone graft from another part of your body, a donor and attach it to the jawbone. Recovery time will vary per patient, but this typically takes around six months until you’re able to have an implant attached.
THE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS VS. DENTURES COST IN CANADA
Patients don’t often have implant coverage under their benefit plans, but the cost for a dental implant can range (depending on how many you need). Because we’re dedicated to patient satisfaction, we offer comfortable and flexible payment plans and will gladly discuss these costs and payment plans with you before proceeding with any surgeries. If you’re stuck deciding between dentures and dental implants, the cost of dentures in Ontario can actually end up being much higher, especially over time as your facial structure changes and you need to replace your replacement teeth, whereas dental implants can last upwards of 25 years before the dental crown may need to be replaced.
Dental care costs shouldn’t affect your decision making. If you’re a good candidate for dental implants in Hamilton, we’ll make sure you receive the health care you deserve while remaining mindful of your budget. We want you to reach your goals of having a beautiful, natural smile.