At Kent Street Dental Centre, Ottawa dentist Dr. Rami Yassine can place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and help you achieve a natural-looking smile .
This small titanium screw functions similar to a natural tooth root. They can be used to replace either a single lost tooth or multiple missing teeth.
The implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone, where it will bond with the natural bone to serve as an anchor for a tooth replacement.
Dental implants can help to resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain, prevent surrounding teeth from shifting and restore facial tissues to prevent the appearance of premature aging. They can also eliminate the need for a denture and allow you to eat the foods you love.
Our dentists at Kent Street Dental Centre regularly place and restore dental implants for patients who are missing teeth, in addition to performing other procedures such as tooth extractions and bone grafting. These natural-looking tooth replacements can last a lifetime if cared for correctly. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about this procedure.
Dental implants are both placed and restored at our clinic.
To perform the dental implant procedure, your dentist will require a dental implant (titanium screw) and a tooth replacement.
The dentist will start by surgically placing the implant into your jaw bone, beneath the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
Once healing has occurred, typically 3 to 6 months post-surgery, patients return to our office to have the procedure completed.
During this final appointment, your dentist will attach a tooth replacement, such as a dental bridge, crown or denture, to the implant to create the look and function of a natural tooth.
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Kent Street Dental Centre.
If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause misalignment issues. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate, resulting in facial collapse or negatively impacting your ability to eat and talk.
Dental implants can provide stability for dentures and prevent bone loss. They can also allow you to talk, smile and laugh with confidence. In addition, they can eliminate the need for a denture and allow you to eat the foods you love.
If you care for your implant properly, they can last a lifetime. This includes proper brushing and flossing at home, as well as attending regular hygiene cleanings and exams at your dental office.
The longevity of a dental implant may also depend on other factors including nutrition, genetics, or the development of any dental diseases.
You should care for a dental implant just like you care for your natural teeth.
Visiting your dentist for regular hygiene appointments and maintaining a proper brushing and flossing routine at home can help prevent decay or diseases from developing in the surrounding teeth and gums, which can negatively affect your dental implants.
During dental implant surgery, your dentist will administer anesthesia to make you comfortable so you won't feel any pain during the procedure.
Following the procedure, there is not usually much discomfort. Most patients can manage any pain with an over-the-counter pain medication for a few days after the procedure.
You will also need to eat a soft diet for the first couple of weeks after the implant procedure to avoid any pain or irritation.
The entire dental implant procedure usually takes about two to nine months to complete, depending on your treatment plan.
Your dentist can provide you with a more specific timeline based on your particular case.
Some insurances companies will cover the cost of dental implants, while some will only pay for a portion of the cost, and others won't pay for any part of it.
To determine what part, if any, of your dental implant treatment will be covered by your insurance, check with your insurance provider.
Our dentist Dr. Rami Yassine's primary goal is to help his patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures and surgeries.
Dr. Yassine graduated from McGill University in 2013 and has since placed and restored over 2,000 implants.
In 2014, he continued his training and completed a one-year General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York City. He is a general dentist and provides dental services such as wisdom teeth surgery, extractions and bone grafting, root canals as well as trigger point injections for non-resolving TMJ discomfort. He is also certified for Nitrous Oxide Sedation. He places and restores implants as part of his daily practice.
Book a consultation with Dr. Yassine to find out how dental implants can help you.
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