Guelph Family Dentistry - Guelph

Dental Implants in Guelph

Don’t let missing teeth ruin your oral health or your confidence. Guelph Family Dentistry offers dental implants made with premium-grade material for a long-lasting, natural appearance.
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Take Your Smile Back

Missing teeth can ruin your smile and seriously impact your oral health. A dental implant is a dental prosthesis, typically made of metal or porcelain, inserted into the jawbone to support a dental crown matched to the exact shape and color of surrounding teeth. The result is a synthetic tooth that looks and feels natural while maintaining as much stability and resilience as a natural tooth.

Unlike dentures or dental bridges, dental implants are permanent, so you don’t need to take them out to clean them– simply brush and floss your implants as you would your natural teeth!

“Should I Get a Dental Implant?”

Missing teeth impact more than your appearance. A full set of healthy teeth is crucial for chewing correctly, speaking clearly, and avoiding dental complications. Tooth gaps leave space for teeth to shift around, resulting in crowded or misaligned teeth that make proper oral hygiene impossible to maintain. Correcting misaligned teeth typically requires lengthy orthodontic treatments that may end up costing you more time and money than a dental implant in the long run.

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

    The material we use to create dental implants at Guelph Family Dentistry is as similar to natural teeth as you can find. Our implants not only look natural– they also feel natural. Clean and care for your dental implants as you do the rest of your natural teeth and they’ll maintain their natural-looking color and shape for years to come.

    Strength and Durability

    Dental implants are supported directly by the jaw bone, giving them exceptional stability and strength. With proper oral hygiene and maintenance, a dental implant should last up to 25 years.

    Preservation of Face Shape

    A full set of teeth is crucial for maintaining facial structure. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps restore the shape of your face, keeping you looking young and healthy.

    The Different Types of Dental Implants

    Single Tooth

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

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    Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

    This is a great option for patients replacing three or more teeth at once. This method uses one or two single-tooth implants to support a dental bridge. Implant-supported dental bridges provide exceptional stability and convenience.

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    Implant Denture

    Similar to an implant-supported dental bridge, an implant denture is a set of dentures supported by one or more single-tooth dental implants.

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    The Dental Implant Process

    Consultation and Planning

    To begin the dental implant process, you’ll first need to come to our office for a consultation. During this consultation, your doctor will check the health of your teeth and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. We use X-rays and imaging to plan the correct placement of the implants. Then your doctor will go over the timeline with you, letting you know what to expect from each step.

    Implant Placement

    The doctor will begin your dental implant placement by numbing your mouth with a local anesthetic to make sure you won’t feel a thing during surgery. Next, they’ll create a small hole in the site where the implant will go and, using a surgical guide, place the implant in the bone. The tissue is then closed over the top of the implant. Healing of the soft gum tissue at the surgical site usually takes only a couple of weeks. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort beyond a week after the placement.

    Your New Tooth

    Following the replacement, you’ll need to allow a few months for the jawbone to heal and fuse with the implant. This process is not painful, but it is necessary before placing your permanent crown. Once the bone has fused to the implant, your doctor will schedule an appointment to fit you for your new crown or bridge that matches the exact shape and color of your natural teeth. The doctor will attach an abutment to the implant, and then your new crown will be seated on the abutment. The day you have your new crown placed, you can start eating with it and brushing and flossing it, just as you would with a natural tooth!

    Contact us today

    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, a single implant will cost approximately $3,000 – $6,000+. A full-mouth reconstruction using dental implants can vary widely, ranging from $6,000 to $60,000 and up. A full set of implant-supported dentures (upper and lower) is approximately $30,000. Keep in mind that this is an investment for life and for your health. We’ll make sure you know how to properly care for your implants so that you can preserve and enjoy your investment.

    Here are some important factors we consider when creating your treatment plan:
    • How many implants you need.
    • What other treatment might be needed to make the site ready for surgery.
    • The specific materials recommended for you.
    • The complexity of the surgery.
    • Your recovery time and any potential complications.

    Every person and every case is unique! No dental practice can provide you with an exact quote without seeing you for an exam. The dental implant procedure is complex, and many factors go into determining the treatment plan. To get an accurate estimate of the cost of your dental implant, schedule a consultation with our Barton Dental office in Hamilton today.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Absolutely no one ever has to know that your implants are not your natural teeth. Dental implants are made of metal screws, but these are hidden beneath your gums and covered with lifelike restorations that blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
    Dentures and implants are not the same thing and they function in very different ways. Dentures rest on top of your gums and press down on the underlying bone tissue. Implants strengthen your bite because they are fixed well below your gums. Both tooth replacement options have unique pros and cons. We recommend that you visit us in person to find out 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 and have good general oral health. Your jawbone must be strong enough to support a new implant and other supporting tissues, like your gums, must be healthy to reduce the risk of complications. If you’re concerned that you might not be a viable candidate, give us a call to find out for sure. There are usually treatment options available to restore your oral health with the ultimate goal of getting a dental implant and there are often alternative solutions to 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 evolved so rapidly from its early days that it is now a very predictable and relatively pain-free procedure. The dental implant procedure is completed with such care and precision you’ll experience as little discomfort as possible. With proper aftercare, you can expect minimal swelling and almost no bleeding. Your physical and emotional health are both important to us. If you feel anxious about visiting us for any reason, please let us know.
    In most cases, you can return to work the day after your implant surgery. Once we know exactly what your treatment will entail, we can give you a much more accurate time estimate and can let you know in advance if you should clear your schedule for longer. We always discuss all post-operative care instructions with you.
    The success of your implants will depend greatly on how well you maintain them. They need to be professionally cleaned and examined routinely, just like your natural teeth. We usually recommend a check-up approximately every 6 months but may recommend check-ups more or less often depending on your specific requirements.
    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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