Finding the Right Treatment Option for You
If you’re looking for a healthy and long-lasting way to restore the gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, dental implants could be right the solution for you.
There have been a number of advancements in dental implant technology in recent years that make them a viable option for more patients than ever. Dr. Chow is a qualified dental implant dentist with skills and experience you can count on. The best way to find out if they’re the best choice for you is to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Chow.
Dental implants are custom-made to blend in with your surrounding teeth. They’re integrated with your smile where they form a stable bond. Dental implants are also the only treatment option that works to reverse the damage to your smile caused by missing teeth.
Getting Ready for Your Dental Implants
When you visit our office in Thunder Bay for your free consultation, you’ll be provided with a dental examination and Dr. Chow will review your treatment options.
Even if your dental health isn’t perfect, dental implants could still be an option for you. But there are conditions that require treatment before we begin the implant process.
Cavities, gum disease, bruxism (excessive nighttime teeth grinding), or an impacted tooth are examples of issues that can be successfully remedied in order to prepare you for implant placement.
In some cases, patients require additional bone mass to provide a stable base for their dental implants. This can be provided through a procedure known as bone grafting.
Additional Health Issues to Consider
Sometimes, a patient isn’t currently ready for dental implants but they could be in the future. For example, patients under the age of 18 who haven’t finished growing should consult with Dr. Chow about the right time to begin the implant process. Also, patients should not undergo the implant process while they’re pregnant
Tobacco use and substance abuse can compromise the healing process and should be discontinued before preparing to get dental implants. There are also medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders that render the implant process inadvisable.
Call Today to Learn More
Give us a call today at 807-700-1383 if you have any questions about dental implants and what they can do for you. Or, just leave us your information in the submission form and we’ll get right back to you.