Dental Implants

If you are considering replacing a missing tooth, our dentists at Cityview Family Dental Centre in Ottawa can assist you with your dental implant needs.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is surgically anchored to your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implants are fused into your jawbone, and do not rely on neighbouring teeth for support.

Once the titanium root is placed into your bone, your dentist will allow for the tissue and bone to fuse and heal around the implant. Then a dental crown can be attached to the root, restoring your smile.

How long does the implant process take?

The entire process usually takes about two to nine months, depending on your treatment plan.

The success of your implant depends on how quickly you heal as well. Once the implant has healed by fusing to the bone, your dentist can create a replacement restoration that is attached to your implant that acts and looks like your natural tooth.

Functional & aesthetic benefits of dental implants:

  • Improved speech
  • Improved appearance
  • Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth
  • Improved comfort
  • Easier to chew a variety of foods 
  • Improved oral health
  • Durability

When might I need a dental implant?

Implants are not just for missing teeth. Sometimes, weak or failing teeth may need to be replaced.

A dental implant can help support a healthy smile.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Since implants rely on adequate bone structure to help for the titanium root to fuse, your dentist will complete a medical history, exam, and take x-rays to check your bone structure.

If you do not have adequate bone structure to support an implant, bone grafting may be required before your implant procedure can occur.

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Visit the friendly team of dental professionals at Cityview Family Dental Centre!