Dental implants offer a permanent solution to replace missing teeth and is a "fixed solution" alternative to the removable partial or complete denture. Implants provide excellent support and stability, therefore providing a natural, beautiful, and confident smile. Implant dentistry is the most advanced therapy available to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants are titanium artificial roots that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Crowns or denture prosthesis are then attached to the implants. Click the video below for more information:
Dental Implants at Cornwall Dental Regina: An initial consultation consists of a complete evaluation. Depending on the complexity of the case, dental models, x-rays, CBCT scan, bite analysis, and photographs may be needed. Our office uses technology to precisely place dental implants. The use of CT scan, Blue Sky Bio (treatment planning software), and surgical templates have made implant dentistry efficient, safe and predictable.
Surgical Placement of Implant: Usually it takes two surgical appointments for an implant. During the first appointment, the implant site is prepared to receive the implant, following strict aseptic procedures. The selected size of the implant is placed in the prepared site. The gum tissue is sutured over the implant. The implant takes 3-6 month to fuse with the bone. During the second surgical appointment, the implant is uncovered and the appropriate post is attached to which the replacement teeth is anchored. An impression of the post is taken and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the implant crown. During this time a temporary crown is placed. Once the final crown is ready, it is cemented or screwed to the implant post.
Maintenance: Proper follow up care and maintenance is essential for the longevity of the dental implants.