Dental Implants in Ottawa, ON
Restore Your Smile With Dr. El-Hawary
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular restorative treatment among patients with missing teeth. They’re made to look and feel like your natural teeth, giving you a smile to be proud of.
Implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates healthy jaw bone growth for a durable foundation. Also, you don’t have to worry about implants slipping off or hindering your speech. Dental implants allow you to speak and chew with ease, leaving you with a healthy-looking smile that can last a lifetime.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth consisting of a safe metal post, known as titanium, along with a beautiful porcelain crown that’s customized to match the shade of your smile.
If you’ve had a tooth extraction, dental implants are a natural-looking restoration to fill in the gap in your smile.
The Dental Implant Process
At your initial consultation with Dr. El-Hawary, we’ll discuss your medical history, examine your entire mouth, and take X-rays. This will help Dr. El-Hawary determine if you are a good candidate and have sufficient bone density for successful implant placement.
Once you’ve become recognized as a suitable candidate, we can start the process right away.We’ll begin by preparing your gums for implant placement. Dr. El-Hawary will insert a titanium post to secure the root of the implant, mimicking the function of your real tooth. Lastly, your crown will be fastened to the gums.
After receiving your new implants, you’ll come in for a follow-up appointment so Dr. El-Hawary can examine if they’re healing properly.
The dental implant process is typically completed in two to three appointments, depending on your specific needs.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
It’s best to check with Dr. El-Hawary to determine if you are eligible for the procedure. Candidates for dental implants should have good overall health and sufficient bone density. Smokers and women or are pregnant may not be eligible.
Most patients are ideal candidates for dental implants, and at Dow’s Lake Dental, we want to help you feel confident with a complete smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do dental implants cost?
Depending on how many teeth are being replaced and the type of operation, the cost ranges between $3,000 for a single tooth and $90,000 for a full set of upper and lower teeth. It’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. El-Hawary, and she can give you a more accurate estimate.
Does insurance cover dental implants?
Since dental implants are considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance providers usually don’t cover a portion of expenses. If you have any questions, call our office at (613) 406-6464 and a team member will help explain your coverage.
Are dental implants painful?
We’ll provide you with sedation dentistry so you’ll feel comfortable and worry-free throughout the procedure. It’s likely you may experience discomfort during the healing process. To relieve pain, try taking over-the-counter pain relievers and applying a cold compress on the area.
How do I take care of my implants after the procedure?
Following the procedure you’ll want to follow any instructions recommended by Dr. El-Hawary. To take care of your implants, you’ll want to rinse your mouth with warm water, use a soft toothbrush, and avoid touching the surgical site with your tongue, food, or fingers.
How long do implants last?
With good oral care and regular checkups, dental implants are designed to last up to 25 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.