Long-Lasting Dental Implants in Ottawa, ON
Restore Your Smile With Dr. El-Hawary
Missing teeth are no reason to miss out on life. If you’re seeking a solution for missing teeth that is permanent, looks natural, and preserves your bone density, then dental implants are the answer you’ve been looking for. The implants are sturdy structures made from titanium that are placed directly into your jaw. They’re designed not only to look great, but to help heal degeneration as well.
Read on below to learn more about how dental implants can revitalize your life.
Benefits of Dental Implants
While there are other tooth replacement options, none can match the beneficial nature of a dental implant. The implant functions just like a natural tooth, secured to your jaw permanently to allow effortless chewing and talking. Dental implants look so much like your other teeth that they’re virtually indistinguishable once placed into your mouth. Not only are they the best option aesthetically, but dental implants also don’t decay like other tooth replacements, are easily maintained, and will stimulate jawbone growth.
Our Dental Implant Process
Restoring your smile with dental implants is a simple process that typically requires a few appointments spanning several months. There are three steps in this process:
Initial Consultation— Commonside effects of tooth loss include gum deterioration and loss of jawbone density. As dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, Dr. El-Hawary will need to assess your unique situation before deciding what plan is most suited to you. If your jawbone isn’t dense enough for dental implants, there are supplementary procedures the doctor may recommend first.
Placing Your Implant— Once Dr. El-Hawary determines that you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants, she’ll place the implant in your jaw. This begins a process called osseointegration, or bone fusion. The titanium implant will start to fuse to your jaw as it secures itself while also healing the bone tissue around it. The recovery process for this step can vary from patient to patient, but you can typically expect it to take three to six months to fully heal.
Personalized Restoration— The dental implant procedure is a popular option because it offers a permanent solution for many patients. Once your recovery is complete, Dr. El-Hawary will attach a restoration of your choice. The restoration required in most cases is a porcelain crown made from durable resin; however, we also provide implant-supported dentures and bridges according to your specific needs. The restoration is always customized to match your existing teeth, guaranteeing a stunning and natural-looking smile.
Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?
You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have one or more missing teeth and want to eat, speak, and smile freely. Dental implants are a premier option for anyone looking for a tooth replacement that fastens securely to your jaw to ensure strength and long-term stability. With diligent maintenance of your oral hygiene, dental implants can become a solution that enriches you for life and improves your overall health.
To ensure success, dental implants require a strong jawbone and healthy gums. Candidates for this procedure will need both; however, the absence of these criteria does not disqualify you. After an initial oral assessment by Dr. El-Hawary, a supplemental procedure may be recommended that can help you qualify. We’ll readily discuss any suggested treatments during your consultation and work with you to achieve the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on several factors such as the number of implants being placed and if you’ll need supplemental procedures prior to your surgery. For detailed information on pricing, we recommend contacting our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. El-Hawary.
During the consultation, she’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan that will include a breakdown of the cost. If you have any questions, or to schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling (613) 406-6464 and we’ll be happy to help.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Many insurance providers offer full or partial coverage for dental implant procedures; however, we recommend you check with your provider specifically about your coverage options as companies can have significant variance. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call our Ottawa office at (613) 406-6464 and a team member will help explain your coverage.
Are dental implants painful?
Prior to the surgery, we’ll apply a local anesthetic so you’ll be pain-free throughout the duration of the procedure. It’s normal to feel some soreness during the healing process. Any discomfort can be managed by applying a cold compress and with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen. If you prefer additional comfort during your procedure, we offer sedation to ensure you stay calm and relaxed. With sedation, you’ll remain conscious but may not remember your procedure.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Follow any instructions recommended by Dr. El-Hawary regarding aftercare. To keep your implants clean and healthy, rinse your mouth with warm water, brush softly, and do your best to avoid irritating the area with your tongue or fingers. For long-term implant care, simply adhere to a diligent oral hygiene routine– brush twice a day and floss, and you’ll be showing off your stunning smile for life.
How long do implants last?
With good oral care and regular checkups, dental implants are designed to last around 20 years or more. This means brushing at least twice a day and flossing regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, your dental crown may need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years due to normal wear and tear.
Let Us Help Complete Your Smile
Unhappy with your smile? Dental implants can help ensure you have a lifetime of confident and healthy smiles. Contact our office at (613) 406-6464 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. El-Hawary. Don’t wait, see how a complete smile will keep you smiling.