Dental implant services in Montreal
When a tooth can no longer be restored, it may unfortunately be time to consider extracting it. However, fear not! At Clinique Dentaire 1935, we offer dental implant services to effectively replace missing teeth and rescue beautiful smiles. A dental implant is a type of artificial root. It is usually made from titanium, a material that is biocompatible with the alveolar bone. A crown can then be attached to the head of the implant. The final result looks very natural and fits comfortably inside the mouth.
A dental implant is a safe, reliable and long-lasting technique for replacing a missing tooth that has lost its root. It is important to note that dental implants preserve the alveolar bone of the jaws. They stabilize your bite by preventing the migration of neighbouring and opposing teeth.
If you are looking to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, our Montreal dentists will be delighted to accomodate you. Contact us to make an appointment at our practice! We are located next to the Papineau metro station in Montreal.
What are dental implants used for?
Dental implants replace missing teeth. They also preserve the volume of the alveolar bone in the jaws. Dental implants do not damage the healthy neighbouring teeth. Yet, alternative solutions such as fixed implant bridges require part of the enamel and dentin of the surrounding teeth to be removed before their placement. This makes dental implants a safer, more conservative choice. Finally, compared to removable dentures, our implant-supported crown offers better comfort, stability and durability.
A benefit of dental implants is that they help stabilize your bite by maintaining the position of neighbouring and opposing teeth. Crowns on dental implants are comfortable, blend in nicely with neighbouring teeth and have a very natural appearance.
How are dental implants placed?
Our experienced dentists first perform a dental examination, followed by impressions (study models) and traditional dental X-rays. They then study the clinical situation by checking the height, volume and density of the alveolar bone. The proximity of maxillary sinuses and neighbouring and opposing teeth must be assessed. 3D X-rays are often recommended to precisely determine the position of important anatomical structures.
In the first surgical phase of dental implant placement, our Montreal dentists perform an osteotomy (removal of bone segments) in the jawbone. They then insert the implant and the healing screw (or abutment). Sutures are also used.
A natural osseointegration of the dental implant will then take place during the healing period. A period of 2 to 4 months is usually required for the bone to completely cover the implant surface.
Once the dental implant posts have fully healed, the next step is the dental implant restoration process, where a crown or artificial tooth is placed on top of the implant. In a healthy patient, this whole process is completely safe and reliable.
Choosing your practice for dental implant placement
Dental implantology is increasingly practiced by dentists. Replacing a missing tooth has many advantages. A missing tooth can be unsightly in terms of the overall appearance of the smile and can also result in the displacement of adjacent and opposing teeth. In addition, a missing tooth can lead to a long-term change in dental occlusion. This can make chewing food more tedious and complicated.
Not all dentists are qualified to practice dental implantology. Appropriate training and certification is required. Our dentists in Montreal have all the expertise to carry out this procedure effectively!
If you have any additional questions about dental implant placement, our Montreal dentists at Clinique Dentaire 1935 will be happy to discuss the process further with you. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us today.