Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Here at Oasis Family Dental, we want our patients to feel confident about their smile’s appearance and the functionality of their teeth.
Unlike traditional tooth replacement options like dentures, dental implants naturally integrate into your jaw. This gives you the freedom to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly. Best of all, this solution can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
Discover the different dental implant solutions we offer below and see which one is right for you.
Dental implants are natural-looking restorations designed to look exactly like your existing teeth. They’re made from durable materials allowing them to function like teeth, improve your oral health, and generate bone growth.
For patients only missing one tooth or missing non-adjacent single teeth, Dr. Chow will use a single dental implant. This implant is made out of a titanium fixture, a connecting piece known as an abutment, and a porcelain crown.
For patients missing multiple teeth, we’ll use one connected restoration instead of multiple. In these cases, we’ll use a dental bridge to restore all of them at once. To do this, we’ll place a crown on each side of the missing teeth to support the dental implant placed in the middle. We offer full and partial bridges depending on your unique situation.
If you’re missing a majority of your teeth in one or both arches, we offer implant-supported dentures. Our full arch replacements provide patients with a beautiful and fully functional smile. Dr. Chow can secure a full set of dentures with multiple implants to create a stable, long-lasting restorative solution. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures don’t need to be removed and won’t fall out or slide around your mouth.
By replacing all your teeth at once, you can save a lot of time and money. Once your jaw has healed, you’ll be able to eat without restrictions and enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution that can last a lifetime. Unlike other alternatives, such as dentures and dental bridges, your dental implants won’t need to be replaced and don’t require any extra care. To get the most out of your implants, simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and maintain good oral health.
How long does the dental implant surgery take?
The length of your dental implant surgery will vary depending on the number of implants you’re receiving. Typically, one dental implant takes around an hour and a half to properly place. If you’re having multiple implants placed, you can expect to spend about three hours in your procedure
Do dental implants hurt?
Following your procedure, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The use of over-the-counter medications, like ibuprofen, can mitigate these side effects. One helpful tip is to remember to ice the affected area. You can significantly decrease any swelling or inflammation by placing ice on the sore area for 20-minute intervals.
Can any dentist perform implant surgery?
Dental implant placement requires extreme precision to decrease complications and prevent implant failure. For the best results, it’s crucial that you find an implant dentist with the necessary education, training, and experience. Fortunately, Dr. Chow has the essential skills needed to safely and effectively place your 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 overall health. With our different implant solutions, we’ll be able to customize your treatment and make sure your dream smile is achieved. Contact our Thunder Bay office by calling (807) 700-1383 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chow or fill out our online contact form.