Unveiling Excellence in Dental Implants
If you’re seeking a reliable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth, dental implants may be ideal for you Dr. Elaine Chow‘s extensive experience and commitment to excellence ensure that each patient receives personalized care and achieves a confident, healthy smile. Discover the transformative power of implant dentistry and regain your natural smile with Oasis Family Dental in Thunder Bay, ON.
Our Dental Implant Process
The first step on your journey to a restored smile begins with a consultation with Dr. Chow at her state-of-the-art dental clinic. During this visit, Dr. Chow will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health, including X-rays and 3D imaging, to assess your candidacy for dental implants.
Dr. Chow will take the time to understand your unique dental concerns, discuss your treatment goals, and address any questions or apprehensions you may have. As a compassionate and experienced dentist, she’ll tailor the treatment plan to your individual needs, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.
Placing Your Titanium Fixture
Once you and Dr. Chow have decided to move forward with dental implants, the next phase involves placing the titanium fixture. This small, biocompatible post serves as a replacement for the tooth root and forms the foundation for your new implant-supported restoration.
Under local anesthesia, Dr. Chow will make a small incision in your gum tissue to access the underlying jawbone. Using precise techniques, she will then insert the titanium fixture into your jawbone, where it will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. This secure bond ensures the stability and longevity of your dental implant.
Dental Implant Aftercare and Recovery
In the initial days following surgery, it’s common to experience swelling, mild discomfort, and slight bleeding. Dr. Chow may prescribe pain medication or antibiotics, if necessary, to manage any discomfort and prevent infection. Follow a soft food diet and maintain diligent oral hygiene practices during this period.
Over the next few months, the titanium fixture will integrate with the jawbone, providing a strong and stable foundation for your new tooth. Dr. Chow will schedule regular check-ups to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the dental implant process take?
The dental implant process typically takes several months, including the healing period. The duration can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants required, your overall oral health, and the complexity of the case. Your dentist will provide you with a personalized timeline during your consultation.
Are dental implants suitable for everyone?
While dental implants are a highly successful tooth replacement option, not everyone may be an ideal candidate. Factors such as the density and volume of your jawbone, overall health, and oral hygiene habits can influence the success of the procedure. Your dentist will evaluate your eligibility during your initial consultation.
Will dental implants look and feel natural?
Yes, dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With your dentist’s expertise and the use of high-quality materials, your dental implant will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, providing you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Regular dental visits, good oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits such as smoking can significantly contribute to the longevity of your dental implant.
Reclaim Your Confidence
Are you tired of hiding your smile? Do missing teeth make you feel self-conscious and affect your confidence? It’s time to take charge of your dental health and reclaim your radiant smile. Contact us at Oasis Family Dental today and schedule a consultation with our experienced team. Together, we can explore the transformative power of dental implants in the Thunder Bay, Wild Goose, and Rosslyn, ON areas.
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Call our Thunder Bay, ON, office at 807-700-1383 and take the first step towards a happier, more confident you. Your new smile awaits!