Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Hamilton
Are you missing one or more teeth because of trauma, tooth decay, or periodontal disease? Dental implants may solve the gaps in your smile, depending on your oral and overall health. The friendly and professional team at Dr. Tupman Family Dentistry invites you to book a consultation to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants in Hamilton or Niagara Falls. Our dentists are trained in the surgical placement of implants that anchor to the jawbone to hold one artificial tooth or complete dentures. Dental implants offer more security when eating your favourite foods, while feeling and looking more like natural teeth.
What Procedures to Expect for Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root created with a titanium screw used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Your dentist may need two surgical procedures to complete your dental implants. The first dental surgery places the implants in your jawbone. After bonding to your jawbone, the dental implants have small posts attached to hold your new artificial teeth in place. The entire process can take from six to eight months, but once in place, dental implants are stable when you eat, help support your facial structure, and help prevent bone loss in your jaw.
Preparing for Dental Implants in Hamilton and Niagara Falls
If you are considering dental implants in Hamilton or Niagara Falls, the dentists at Dr. Tupman Family Dentistry will answer all of your questions and provide treatment forms in a consultation. To determine a treatment plan, you will receive a dental exam, X-rays, and a medical history review. You may need bone grafting before your dental implant procedures. Even with a success rate of 85 to 95 percent, dentists may not recommend dental implants for patients with habits and problems such as:
- Severe gum disease
- Complications of uncontrolled diabetes
- Use of medications to prevent bone loss
- Chronic teeth clenching and grinding
Once you have your new dental implants, you must take care of them to keep your mouth healthy. Brush and floss like you do your natural teeth, and visit your dentist for regular checkups and dental cleanings.