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 levels 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.
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?
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 insurance cover dental implants?
Some of the fees may be eligible for insurance coverage, depending on your plan. 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?
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 with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and applying a cold compress. If you prefer additional comfort during your procedure, we offer IV sedation to ensure you stay calm and relaxed. With IV sedation, you’ll remain conscious but may not remember your procedure.
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 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.