Surgical & Implants
Dental implants offer a durable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing solution for individuals who are missing one or more teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are non-removable, making them a more comfortable and natural-feeling alternative. When cared for properly, they can serve you for a lifetime, restoring your confidence in your smile. Dr. Ash and his team at Waterloo Dental Clinic are experienced in performing dental implant procedures, bringing back the functionality and aesthetics of your natural teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Once healed, a custom-made dental crown, which matches the colour and shape of your natural teeth, is secured to the implant.
How Dental Implants Can Help
Dental implants offer a comprehensive solution to the problem of missing teeth, providing benefits that extend beyond aesthetics. By replicating the function and look of your natural teeth, dental implants restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Unlike removable dentures, they offer stable support for artificial teeth, allowing them to feel more secure and comfortable. Importantly, dental implants help maintain the integrity of your facial structure by preventing the bone loss that naturally occurs when teeth are missing.
Improve Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, enhancing your smile and boosting your confidence.
Restore Functionality: They allow you to eat, speak, and smile without discomfort or worry, just as you would with your natural teeth.
Protect Facial Structure: Dental implants prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, preserving the integrity of your facial structure.
Long-Lasting Solution: With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
The process begins with a thorough consultation and examination by Dr. Ash to determine if dental implants are right for you. He will explain the process, timelines, and answer any questions you may have. Once the implant is placed and the area has healed, a custom-made crown will be placed on the implant. Dr. Ash ensures that the procedure is as comfortable as possible, and provides detailed care instructions to ensure the longevity of your implant.