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Dental Implants in Guelph

Don't let missing teeth affect your oral health or confidence. At Guelph Family Dentistry, we provide dental implants crafted from premium-grade materials, ensuring a long-lasting and natural-looking smile.
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Take Your Smile Back

Missing teeth can negatively impact both your smile and oral health. Dental implants, made from metal or porcelain, are inserted into the jawbone to support a dental crown that matches the shape and color of your surrounding teeth. This creates a synthetic tooth that looks and feels natural while maintaining the stability and resilience of a natural tooth.

Unlike dentures or dental bridges, dental implants are permanent. You don’t need to remove them for cleaning – simply brush and floss your implants as you would your natural teeth!

“Should I Get a Dental Implant?”

Missing teeth affect more than just your appearance. A full set of healthy teeth is essential for proper chewing, clear speech, and avoiding dental complications. Gaps from missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift, leading to crowding or misalignment that makes maintaining proper oral hygiene difficult. Correcting misaligned teeth often requires lengthy orthodontic treatments, which can ultimately be more time-consuming and costly than getting a dental implant.

For these reasons, our doctors at Guelph Family Dentistry recommend replacing your missing tooth as soon as possible.

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    The Benefits of Dental Implants

    Natural Appearance

    At Guelph Family Dentistry, our dental implants are designed to closely resemble natural teeth. Not only do they look natural, but they also feel like your own teeth. With proper care and cleaning, your dental implants will maintain their natural-looking color and shape for years to come.

    Strength and Durability

    Supported directly by the jawbone, dental implants offer exceptional stability and strength. With good oral hygiene and maintenance, a dental implant can last up to 25 years.

    Preservation of Face Shape

    A complete set of teeth is essential for maintaining facial structure. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps restore your face’s shape, keeping you looking young and healthy.

    The Different Types Of Dental Implants

    Single Tooth Implant

    The most common type of implant, the single tooth implant, is used to replace one missing tooth. It’s also possible to have several single tooth implants placed in a row for multiple missing teeth.

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    Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

    For patients needing to replace three or more teeth at once, an implant-supported dental bridge is an excellent option. This method uses one or two single-tooth implants to support the bridge, providing exceptional stability and convenience.

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    Implant Denture

    An implant denture is similar to an implant-supported dental bridge but supports a full set of dentures with one or more single-tooth dental implants. This option offers the stability of implants combined with the coverage of traditional dentures.

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    The Dental Implant Process

    Consultation and Planning

    To begin the dental implant process, schedule a consultation at our office. During this visit, your doctor will assess the health of your teeth and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Using X-rays and imaging, we plan the precise placement of the implants. Your doctor will also discuss the timeline and explain each step of the process.

    Implant Placement

    For the implant placement, the doctor will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to ensure you feel no pain during the surgery. A small hole is then created at the implant site, and using a surgical guide, the implant is placed into the bone. The tissue is then closed over the implant. Healing of the soft gum tissue usually takes a couple of weeks, with minimal discomfort beyond the first week.

    Your New Tooth

    After the implant placement, the jawbone needs a few months to heal and fuse with the implant. This process is painless but essential before placing the permanent crown. Once the bone has fused to the implant, your doctor will fit you for a new crown or bridge that matches the exact shape and color of your natural teeth. An abutment is attached to the implant, and the new crown is seated on the abutment. You can start eating, brushing, and flossing with your new crown just as you would with a natural tooth on the day it is placed.

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    to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

    Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

    The Cost of a Dental Implant in Guelph

    In Guelph, the cost of a single dental implant ranges from approximately $3,000 to $6,000 or more. A full-mouth reconstruction using dental implants can vary widely, from $6,000 to $60,000 and up. A complete set of implant-supported dentures (upper and lower) is around $30,000. Remember, this is a lifelong investment in your health. We will ensure you know how to care for your implants to preserve and enjoy your investment.

      Here are some important factors we consider when creating your treatment plan:
    • The number of implants you need
    • Any additional treatments required to prepare the site for surgery
    • The specific materials recommended for you
    • The complexity of the surgery
    • Your recovery time and any potential complications

    Every person and case is unique, and no dental practice can provide an exact quote without an exam. The dental implant procedure is complex, with many factors influencing the treatment plan. To get an accurate estimate of your dental implant cost, schedule a consultation with our Guelph Family Dentistry office in Guelph today.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    No one will ever know that your implants aren’t your natural teeth. Though dental implants are supported by metal screws, these are hidden beneath your gums and topped with lifelike restorations that blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

    Dentures and implants are distinct in both structure and function. Dentures rest on top of your gums, putting pressure on the underlying bone tissue. In contrast, implants are anchored below the gums, providing a stronger bite. Both tooth replacement options have their own pros and cons. We recommend visiting us in person to determine which treatment is best for you.

    For patients who are not good candidates for dental implants, dental bridges and full or partial dentures may be the best option for replacing missing teeth. The best way to find out what solutions exist for your specific needs is to call and book an appointment. We would be happy to discuss all your options and answer any specific questions you may have.

    To get an implant, you must be an adult with good general oral health. Your jawbone needs to be strong enough to support the implant, and your gums must be healthy to reduce the risk of complications. If you’re unsure whether you are a viable candidate, give us a call. There are often treatment options available to restore your oral health with the ultimate goal of getting a dental implant, and there are alternative solutions for replacing missing teeth.

    Yes! Your dental implant may be topped by a crown, a bridge or implant-supported dentures that will always be custom made to make you feel comfortable. That means your custom-made teeth are shaped and coloured to match your existing teeth and bite. Patients often have difficulty distinguishing their natural teeth from their beautiful new dental implants.

    The science of dental implants has advanced significantly, making it a very predictable and relatively pain-free procedure. Our dental implant procedures are performed with great care and precision, ensuring you experience minimal discomfort. With proper aftercare, you can expect minimal swelling and almost no bleeding. Your physical and emotional well-being are important to us. If you feel anxious about your visit for any reason, please let us know.

    In most cases, you can return to work the day after your implant surgery. Once we have a clear understanding of your treatment plan, we can provide a more accurate time estimate and inform you in advance if you need to clear your schedule for a longer period. We will also thoroughly discuss all post-operative care instructions with you.

    The success of your implants depends significantly on how well you maintain them. Just like natural teeth, they need to be professionally cleaned and examined regularly. We typically recommend a check-up every six months, though your specific requirements may necessitate more or fewer visits.

    Care for your dental implants like a natural tooth. Regular brushing & flossing, cleanings and checkups and letting your doctor know if you have any problems.

    No, implants do not need to be routinely replaced. Once you get a dental implant, it is meant to stay with you for a very long time.

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