Here’s how dental implants work
The dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Dental implants offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots do not allow building denture or bridgework that can damage natural teeth.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since they are designed to fuse with the bone, they become permanent.
Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing mumbling or slurring of words. This is eliminated with dental implants supported teeth.
Improved comfort. Dental implants are part of your mouth which eliminates the discomfort associated with moving dentures.
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Improved oral health. Unlike a tooth supported bridge, Dental implants don’t require reducing cutting/preparing other teeth. Nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability. Implants are very durable and long lasting. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Convenience. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
The OMG Perio Difference
Use of Digital Technology
At OMG Perio in Hamilton, ON, we use the latest digital technologies to plan and place the implants, including on-site Cone Beam CT scanning, iTero® intraoral digital scanning, and the latest software so we can make precise surgical guides when needed.
We also digitally scan the implant after it is placed to allow for rapid crown fabrication by the dental lab. This approach is more accurate than the standard dental impression techniques, which are often messy and uncomfortable especially for those with a sensitive gag reflex.
OMG Perio only uses the premier dental implant systems with lifetime warranties on the materials. This allows for very rapid healing of the implant, which allows for completion of many straightforward cases within six weeks of initiating therapy. Our All-on-4® technique allows us to place implants at the time of tooth extraction with immediate placement of the restorations.
A Wealth of Experience
Dr. Glogauer has placed over 15,000 implants and has more than 25 years of experience in implant dentistry. He is also an expert in bone grafting that allows him to complete implants in almost all situations.
For the most challenging patients, including those who have been previously treated for cancer, he works with the foremost dental specialists for implant restoration procedures.
General Post-Operative Instructions
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY:
- Do not spit. Use a tissue to wipe your mouth as needed or swallow your saliva.
- Do not use a drinking straw. Drink straight from the cup.
- Do not smoke.
- Keep fingers and tongue away from the surgical area.
Spitting, the use of a straw, smoking, and poking the surgical area can dislodge the blood clot that is forming and will cause bleeding from the area. Also, smoking can increase the chances of an infection.
Some minor bleeding is expected after dental implant surgery. It will usually subside quickly and stop within an hour or two after surgery. A little oozing is normal and may persist for several hours. Keep gauze on the surgical area with some biting pressure for 30–45 minutes.
If all else fails, call our office.
Most patients will experience some swelling after surgery in the mouth. It may be mild or severe and is different for every patient. The swelling may increase for the first 24–72 hours before it starts to go away. It may last for several days. Some bruising may also develop on the face.
You may start with non-abrasive foods such as mashed potatoes, pasta, cottage cheese, soup, or scrambled eggs as soon as the local anesthetic wears off.
You may resume a regular diet as soon as you feel up to it; however, please try not to chew directly on the surgical sites.
You may start rinsing the day after surgery, very gently, with some warm salt water (1 tsp of salt in 8 ounces of warm water). You may brush your teeth per usual, though be very careful near the surgical sites.
Unless told otherwise, the sutures used during your procedure are dissolvable and will fall out on their own. This generally occurs in the first week after surgery, but timing varies from four to ten days.
BONE GRAFT MATERIAL:
If your surgeon placed bone graft material at the time the dental implant was placed, you might notice some gritty material in your mouth. This is nothing to worry about and should subside within a day or two.
You were probably given one or more prescriptions for medications. Take all as directed on the bottle. Call us if you experience severe nausea or diarrhea or cannot swallow your pills.
Antibiotics: Continue until the bottle is empty. Do not quit halfway.
Pain Medicine: Usually it is necessary to take pain medication in a scheduled fashion (every four to six hours) for the first 24 hours and as needed thereafter.
You may wean yourself off the medication and substitute 500 mg of acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
If directed to do so, you may use ibuprofen, 600 mg, every six hours while awake for the first four or five days.
You may resume your normal activities as you feel up to it. Go easy at first with exercise and recreation and increase your activity slowly over several days back to your normal routine.
Please follow these instructions as closely as possible. They are designed to help you heal quickly and comfortably.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Ontario and Other Dental Implant Hamilton FAQs
Will I be able to see the implant?
Depending on the location and stability of the implant being placed, your surgeon may opt to bury the implant under the gum tissue. In time, you will return and have the implant uncovered so the implant can be restored.
If stability is optimal, the second stage procedure can be bypassed, and an attachment is placed that protrudes through the gum tissue, which will be visible. Once the bone has healed, the restoring dentist will be able to access the implant without the need for further surgery.
When can the crown be placed?
A dental crown can be attached to a dental implant once the implant has fused to the bone. This is a process called osseointegration.
The length of time the bone must heal varies from case to case and will be discussed with your surgeon. The length of time needed for osseointegration is a function of the bone quality, quantity, and implant stability at the time of placement.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants is the process of surgically affixing prosthetic roots into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. This procedure provides a stable foundation for dental restorations like crowns or bridges, as well as enabling teeth to be surgically implanted, replacing missing ones.
Who is eligible for dental implants?
Some of the criteria for dental implant eligibility is good oral health, sufficient jawbone density, and healthy gum tissue. Following the procedure, you will need to maintain good oral hygiene practices to guarantee the best results.
What is the lifespan of dental implants?
Dental implants are meant as a long-term solution for tooth replacement. With proper care and maintenance you’ll have your dental implants Hamilton for years, or even decades.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
We use localized anesthesia to ensure that you will be at ease and comfortable during the procedure. For any post-procedure discomfort or pain, prescribed pain medication is available to patients that need/want it.
Will dental implants need to be replaced?
If properly cared for it’s rare to need replacements. Poor oral hygiene, trauma, or complications like peri-implantitis (inflammation around the implant) can impact the longevity of your implants or dental implant Hamilton, however. Regular dental check-ups and diligent oral care are critical to maintaining your implants – if you get your dental implants in Hamilton, be sure to stop by OMG Perio periodically to ensure your implants are well maintained and healthy.
What are “teeth in a day”? What is “tooth in a day”?
Teeth in a day and tooth in a day are more colloquial terms relating to a variety of procedures (including dental implants) that can be done in a single day. That means no marathon sessions stuck in the periodontist’s chair; one visit is all you’ll need. If you’re interred in dental implants Hamilton done in a single day, please reach out to OMG Perio – we’d be happy to restore your healthy, confident, radiant smile, all in a single day.
What is the cost of dental implants in Ontario? What is the cost of a single tooth implant? How about the full dental implant cost? Everything you need to know about dental implant cost in Hamilton
Dental implant prices vary depending on a number of factors. The typical cost of dental implants in Ontario (and more specifically the usual dental implant cost in Hamilton) is going to be between a two thousand to several thousand dollars.
Costs for your dental implants will depend on a few separate factors, including the number of implants needed, the type of restoration used, any additional procedures required, and geographical location. You will always receive detailed information regarding the cost of your procedure well in advance of your dental implants.
If you want to know more about the dental implants cost in Ontario, please reach out – we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding price.
Learn More About the Procedure and the Dental Implants Cost in Ontario with a Tooth Implants Consultation
Have questions about dental implant costs or the procedure itself? We are here to help! Contact our Hamilton periodontal office at 905-526-6078 and get comprehensive dental care and relief.
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Samples of Dr. G’s research and academic affiliations
- Periodontal health and gingival diseases and conditions on an intact and a reduced periodontium
- A mouse model of TSC1 reveals sex-dependent lethality from liver hemangiomas, and up-regulation of p70S6 kinase activity in Tsc1 null cells
- Biodegradable Materials for Bone Repair and Tissue Engineering Applications
- Activation of antibacterial autophagy by NADPH oxidases
- Scaling the Microrheology of Living Cells
- Michael GLOGAUER | Professor | DDS, PhD, Dip Perio | University of Toronto, Toronto | U of T | Faculty of Dentistry | Research profile (researchgate.net)