Dental Implants

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Dental Implants in Thunder Bay

Replacing a missing tooth? You’re in good hands.

Dental implants are a permanent and natural-looking replacement for missing or extracted teeth. Usually made of titanium, a dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth.

Why Dental Implants?

When both the root and the tooth are damaged the best permanent replacement option is a dental implant. Dental implants can support a single crown, a bridge or even a full-arch denture. We will wait until you are fully recovered from your dental implant placement before placing the crown as a final touch. With care, dental implants typically take 3 to 6 months from start to finish.

Dr. Ameen is the recent proud recipient of the prestigious Diplomat Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Signifying the highest level of implantology, this honour is reserved for doctors specializing in implant restoration. Dr. Ameen has successfully treated an exceptional number of implant cases including hundreds of individual implants or ancillary procedures. The Diplomat Award recognizes Dr. Ameen’s commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.

 

Our Process

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Assessing your oral health

Before anything else, we will first examine your mouth and teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Candidates must have healthy gums and must be old enough that their jawbone has stopped growing. Your jawbone must also be healthy and robust enough to support an implant. If you don’t think you’re a candidate, don’t worry. We will come up with a plan to improve your overall oral health or provide you with solutions which are better suited for you.

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Placing the Implant

Having an implant placed can be a stressful experience for some. Rest assured, your comfort is a high priority. We use top of the line tools and modern techniques with a focus on quick and gentle dentistry and a fast recovery. Relaxation aids and sedation are administered for your comfort and safety. A post will be surgically implanted into your jaw and topped with a special connector called an abutment. You will be sent home in the care of a family member or friend with aftercare instructions to ensure the fastest possible recovery. Over the next 3 to 6 months, your jawbone will heal and fuse to the implant post.

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Restorative Phase

Once you’ve completely healed you’ll undergo a second much less invasive procedure. A crown, bridge or denture made to feel and look like your natural teeth will be attached to your implant. We’ll make any final touches while you’re in the chair and you’ll leave with a fully complete, comfortable and beautiful restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your health and comfort are our top priority. The dental implant procedure is completed with such care and precision you’ll experience as little discomfort as possible. With proper aftercare, you can expect minimal swelling and almost no bleeding.

Care for your dental implants like a natural tooth. Regular brushing & flossing, cleanings & checkups and letting your doctor know if you have any problems.

Your gums and other soft tissues need to be healthy to support your new dental implant. Healthy gums heal more quickly and with fewer complications.

You must ask your insurance provider if they cover dental implants. After a consultation, we can provide you with a quote to submit to them to find out how much your out of pocket cost will be.

Modern dental implants are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. Your dental implant will be custom made to fit your smile.

Dental implants aren’t. The only way to know if you’re a candidate is to come in for a consultation. If you think you won’t qualify, a customized treatment plan may change that. There are also alternative solutions available for you.

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