Dental implants

Dental implants involve the replacement of a missing tooth with an artificial one.

An artificial tooth is made of two parts:

 

Implant

The implant acts as the artificial root and is surgically inserted in the jawbone. It is made using biocompatible metal, usually titanium.

 

Crown

The dental crownbridge or prosthesis is fixed to the dental implant.

 

This process is the closest to a natural result and is considered as the most advanced restoration technique in cosmetic dentistry. Thisteeth replacement technique, which uses osseointegrated implants, has made thousands of people happy over the past 30 years. Solid and nice-looking teeth have successfully been implanted into their jaw.

 

Dental implants as a solution to tooth loss

Tooth loss can lead to disability because it is followed by the progressive destruction of the alveolar jawbone, rendering cosmetic and stable prosthesis impossible to make.

In addition to this bone loss, most toothless people lose their self-esteem and become depressed. They also suffer from psychological problems and have serious trouble eating and talking.

 

What are the main advantages of implants?

One of the main advantages of implants is the preservation of the jawbone. Natural tooth roots support the forces of the chewing act to the jawbones, which stimulates bones to reconstruct. Upon tooth loss, bones are less solicited and will lose in volume.

From a social point of view, implants enhance your look, correct speech problems and allow you to fully enjoy life as if you had never lost your teeth. 

 

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants are a significant investment. However, it is hard to price this surgery seeing as there are many factors that can influence the cost of dental implants. Because each case is unique, the number of implants required, the condition of the gums and of the jaw bone, and the type of implants needed all have an impact on the total bill. That is why it is necessary to consult with your dental surgeon who will examine your teeth, after which the total price of the procedure will be revealed to you.

 

However, keep in mind that many insurance companies provide either partial or full coverage of dental implant surgeries. Moreover, your dental implant treatments can be filed in your income tax return. Another solution would be the DentoPLAN financing plan. For more information, contact Centre dentaire Serge Chaussé.

 

Is dental implant surgery painful?

The pain associated with having dental implants placed is minimal. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Very few patients complain of pain!

 

That said you could feel a little pain after having dental implants placed. A slight swelling of the gums might occur. To calm the throbbing pain of the affected area as the healing progresses, you can take the medication that has been prescribed to you (i.e. painkillers). It is very important not to exceed the maximum recommended daily dose, and not to take other painkillers at the same time.

 

Regardless of the level of pain you feel after your operation, it should start disappearing after 2 or 3 days. Patience is key!

 

Are there any complications possible with the surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, there are some risks that come with having dental implants placed. But since it is a minor surgery, complications are rare, especially when performed by renowned and experienced professionals at Centre dentaire Serge Chaussé.

 

How to take care of dental implants

Just like natural teeth, your dental implants must be carefully maintained. Although cavities cannot appear on implants, your gums should remain healthy to ensure the durability of your implants and avoid infection. It is therefore recommended to brush your implants twice a day and floss daily, like you would with natural teeth. With these good habits, you will maintain good oral health, ensure the durability of your implants and reduce the risk of bad breath associated with oral problems. Last but not least, it is recommended to book a follow-up appointment with your dentist every 6 months.


Are there contraindications to dental implants?

Generally speaking, having dental implants placed is a relatively minor surgery that can be performed on most adult patients but not teenagers who should wait a few more years because their jaw bone has not finished growing yet. That being said, some health issues may come in conflict with dental implant surgery, such as heart or bone diseases. Other health conditions can be a barrier to dental implants, like excessive smoking, being HIV-positive, alcoholism, diabetes and more. Your dental surgeon will be able to confirm if dental implant surgery is the way to go after a first examination.

 

Why choose Centre dentaire Serge Chaussé?

At Centre dentaire Serge Chaussé, we keep abreast of the latest dental implantology developments in order to offer you efficient state-of-the-art services in a friendly and reassuring atmosphere. Thanks to our extensive experience and renowned dental implantology expertise, Centre dentaire Serge Chaussé is a sound choice for your surgery!


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