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Dental Implants in Halifax, NS

While the goal of periodontal treatment is save your teeth, sometimes a tooth will need to be removed. There are several treatment options to replace missing teeth (removable dentures, bridges and implants). A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or sometimes dentures.

What is a dental implant procedure like?

This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist / prosthodontist and your periodontist. Your periodontist and dentist will consult with you to determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your periodontist will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

  • Replacing a Single Tooth If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it.
  • Replacing Several Teeth If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
  • Replacing All of Your Teeth If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant supported full bridge or full denture can replace them.
  • Sinus Augmentation A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. Sinus augmentation can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.
  • Ridge Modification Deformities in the upper or lower jaw can leave you with inadequate bone in which to place dental implants. To correct the problem, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. The defect is then filled with bone or bone substitute to build up the ridge. Ridge modification has been shown to greatly improve appearance and increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

What can i expect after receiving a dental implant?

As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require the same care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply! After treatment, your periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.

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We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most insurance plans and price our services competitively for those paying out of pocket. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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About Dental Implants

An implant is an artificial tooth root placed in your jawbone to secure a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture. Dental implants feel natural and do not affect neighbouring teeth.

Key Benefits:

  • Secures dentures efficiently
  • Increased comfort
  • Improved bite
  • Looks and feels natural

If you are missing a tooth, you know how much it can affect your daily life. Missing teeth can cause you to have difficulty eating and chewing properly and can alter your overall appearance. Luckily, dental technology has advanced, and your dentist is now able to offer a dental restoration that looks and functions like a natural tooth, dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots. The dental implant will be placed into your jawbone, like the roots of your existing teeth, and will bond to the bone. Your dentist will then be able to place a natural-looking dental crown over the dental implant, completing the restoration.

With the dental implant in place, you will be able to chew in a way that is nearly identical to how natural teeth function. Dental implants provide more stability and comfort than other forms of tooth replacement and can help prevent the bone loss that can occur naturally from missing teeth.

If you have missing teeth and want to know if dental implants are right for you, contact our offices today and schedule a consultation with our team.

FAQ

Will it hurt to install my dental implant?

The treatments itself is virtually painless. You may however experience some light discomfort for few days after your treatment. After approximately a week your implant should not feel uncomfortable.

What do I have to do following the procedure?

You will be provided with a set of instructions specific to your treatment. Please follow them closely to ensure the risk of complications is reduced. A brief list of things you can expect includes: getting rest, managing swelling, cleaning your mouth, restricting your diet, keeping an eye on the affected area to make sure nothing out of the ordinary is occurring.

Will my insurance cover the cost of the procedure?

The majority of insurance companies cover most of our treatments. For more detail on your coverage please call your service provider.

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