Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. That’s why having a lovely set of pearly whites is integral to making a first impression. At Oasis Family Dental, our implant dentist Dr. Chow wants patients to feel confident about their smile’s look and functionality. Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants naturally integrate into your jaw, giving you a study and durable smile that can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
Discover the different dental implant solutions we offer and see which one is right for you and your smile goals. Our experienced dental team proudly serves patients living in the nearby Intercity, Northwood, and West Fort William areas.
Single Tooth Implants
Custom dental implants are natural-looking restorations designed to look exactly like your existing teeth. These fixtures are made from durable materials and are attached directly to your jaw, giving you a more complete, sturdy smile that improves your oral health and helps generate further bone growth. Since dental implants are permanent, dentists everywhere trust them to give you the best restorative results possible.
For patients who are only missing one or non-adjacent single teeth, Dr. Chow can complete your smile with a single dental implant. These posts are made out of a titanium alloy, which is connected with a piece known as an abutment as well as being topped with a crown.
Multiple Tooth Implants
A connected restoration known as a dental bridge can be used for patients who are missing multiple teeth. Unlike a single tooth replacement, a dental bridge can replace entire gaps across your smile to give you a natural-looking set of pearly whites. To do this, your dentist will place a crown on each side of the missing teeth to support the dental implant placed in the middle. Dr. Chow and our practice offers full and partial bridges depending on your unique case.
Full Arch Dentures
Our Thunder Bay practice offers implant-supported dentures if you’re missing a majority of your teeth or an entire arch. These full arch replacements provide patients with a beautiful, fully functional smile that is sure to last a lifetime. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures won’t slide around in your mouth and never have to be removed. Save time and money with this procedure while enjoying all the benefits of a complete smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants last a lifetime since they are attached directly to the jawbone. Unlike other restorative treatments, such as dentures and dental bridges, your implants will never have to be replaced and don’t require any extra care. While the crowns on top of your implants should be replaced every 10 to 15 years due to normal wear and tear, they can last longer by maintaining a good oral health regimen.
To get the most out of your implants, simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and be sure to visit Dr. Chow for your biannual checkups to ensure your smile is healthy.
How long does dental implant surgery take?
The exact length of your dental implant surgery will vary depending on your oral health and the amount of implants you’re receiving. Typically, it takes around an hour and a half to properly place a single dental implant. If you’re having multiple implants placed, you can expect to spend about three hours during the procedure. Fortunately, your dentist will also apply a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort.
Do dental implants hurt after surgery?
You can expect some level of discomfort, swelling, and bruising after your procedure. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen can help mitigate these side effects. One tip that Dr. Chow recommends is to ice the affected area for 20-minute intervals to significantly decrease any swelling and inflammation you may be experiencing. For further assistance, contact our Thunder Bay office by calling (807) 700-1383.
Can any dentist perform implant surgery?
Placing dental implants requires extreme precision and attention to detail to decrease complications and prevent implant failure. For getting the best results, it’s crucial that you find an implant dentist who has the necessary education, training, and experience. Fortunately, Dr. Chow has the essential skills needed to safely and effectively place dental implants with stunning results.
Find Your Perfect Tooth Replacement Solution
Are you ready to boost your confidence and gain a stunning new smile? Dental implants will allow you to live freely while improving your oral health. With our different implant solutions, we’ll be able to customize your treatment to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Contact Dr. Chow and our Thunder Bay office either by calling (807) 700-1383 or filling out an online contact form to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Our practice proudly serves patients residing in the Intercity, Northwood, and West Fort William areas.