What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a biocompatible, artificial “root” that is placed in the area of your missing tooth. Over a short period of time your bone integrates with the implant and becomes a permanent part of your smile. Implants have among the highest success rates of modern-day dental treatment.
Your dental implants are just the start of your tooth replacement journey. After having one placed, the team at Parkdale Dental will work with you to find the perfect restorative option that replaces the visible “tooth” portion.
Advantages of Getting Dental Implants
Compared to other types of tooth replacement options, implants offer a number of advantages, including:
- Non-invasive to neighbouring teeth
- Outlasting and outperforming other types of tooth replacement options
- Supporting soft tissue and bone, limiting changes to your facial profile
- Maintaining natural tooth alignment and position
- Functional for single or multiple missing teeth
Getting Dental Implants requires careful planning and coordination between the team at Parkdale Dental and the specialist placing your implant. We work closely together to ensure the best possible outcome for your smile.
Types of Ottawa Dental Implant Restorations
Single Crowns — When you have just one missing tooth, a single dental implant is placed. The dentist fabricates a custom made crown that attaches to your dental implant. After the treatment is complete, the crown will mimic a natural tooth.
Custom Bridge — If you have a few teeth in a row that need to be replaced a pair of implants can support a multi-tooth bridge.
Implant Stabilized Overdentures — Combine the advantages of dental implants with the affordability of a traditional denture. Your denture snaps/clips onto dental implants in your mouth making them much more retentive.
Fixed Implant Dentures — Instead of wearing conventional dentures, enjoy a slimmer design that functions similarly to an extended bridge that spans from one side of your smile to the other.
Which one is right for you? If you’re looking for dental implants in Ottawa, we recommend exploring what options are available by starting out with an exam and consultation at Parkdale Dental Centre. The team provides customized restorations and works with local implant specialists in Ottawa who place your implant(s) in strategic locations that accommodate your upcoming restorative procedure and future smile.