How do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed from titanium posts that are surgically secured into the jawbone, beneath your gum line. Our dentist uses the implant posts to mount replacement teeth onto them to restore your mouth and natural smile. Getting dental implants in Hamilton can provide exceptional stability to replacement teeth and dentures, and this procedure is usually done for bridges, crowns, and permanent dentures.
Getting Dental Implants
Once the anchors are placed into the jawbone, the bone begins to form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. After about three months, the bone will have grown around the implant to firmly hold it in place.
Once the jaw has healed and anchored the implants, your replacement teeth are affixed to the implant. The seal between the replacements and implant is very strong and isn’t removable without the help of a dentist.
Am I a Good Candidate for this Treatment?
If you’ve faced the loss of one or more teeth, or are at risk of losing more in the future, your dentist may recommend fixed dentures or a bridge. However, implants are a good option and they support active lifestyles since you don’t have to worry about removing them for daily cleaning, or using adhesives to hold them in place. They are also a good choice if you need more than one bridge to fill gaps in the mouth.
This treatment is for people of all ages, but to make sure you’re a good candidate, we look for:
- General good health
- Healthy gums free of gum disease
- Sufficient underlying jawbone to support implants
- Willingness and ability to follow through with necessary oral hygiene
The dentist will make sure you’re a good candidate during your consultation, and explain your treatment options for the best possible outcome.