The cosmetic dentistry services we offer include crowns and bridges, dental implants, dentures, veneers, and Zoom whitening. We are also equipped to handle most dental emergencies. If you’ve avoided going to the dentist before, we can help you get past your anxiety and personalize a treatment plan to deal with your immediate and long-term oral health concerns. We are committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health. Contact us today!
Whether you want to permanently replace one or several teeth, dental implants are often the ideal solution. Dental implants are made out of biocompatible titanium (metal) or zirconia (white) that the bone will heal around.
Questions Commonly Asked by Our Patients
Q1: What are the minimum and maximum ages for dental implants?
During implant placement, the jawbone should be fully matured. The status of bone development can be confirmed by your dentist. Implants are generally recommended for people of 18 years or above. There is no maximum age limit to receive implant treatment.
Q2: How much does implant treatment cost?
The duration of the procedure plays an important role in deciding the cost of your treatment. After a thorough examination of your situation, the dentist will recommend the steps of the procedure as well as the associated costs.
Q3: What is the role of medical conditions in dental implant placement?
When you are visiting our dental clinic, you should inform your dentist about your medical history and other current medical conditions. If you are a candidate for implants, your dentist will review everything in detail. In a few cases, side effects of medications may affect the healing process, so inform your dentist about any medications that you may be taking.
Q4: How long does an implant last?
After the initial healing phase, a properly placed and restored implant supported by healthy oral habits can last a lifetime. However, it is important that you maintain regular dental cleanings and checkups to ensure long-term success of your implants.
Q5: Is the dental implant procedure painful?
It depends on how extensive your treatment is. Initially, the gums may be sensitive for a few days and you may also experience some mild discomfort, but most of the patients will not need any painkillers the next day and can return to normal life.
Q6: Is there any risk associated with implant placement?
The placement of an implant is a minor surgical procedure. Similar to other procedures, complications and side effects, while uncommon, are possible. Discuss with your dentist to go over the details of risks and other considerations involved in the implant placement.
Q7: Can implants be placed immediately after removing teeth?
Based on the condition of the tooth being extracted and considering bone quality and quantity, an implant may be placed immediately after tooth extraction. This is known as immediate implant placement.
Q8: What’s the difference between white and metal implants?
White implants are made out of a zirconia oxide and metal implants are made of medical grade titanium. Titanium implants are the traditional material used for medical fixtures and have been used in the body for nearly 100 years. White implants are a much newer material having just been approved in Canada within the last couple of years but has been used in parts of Europe for nearly 20 years.
Q9: I have heard that metal implants are toxic to my body. Can I have a white one instead?
While there is not much scientific evidence to support this, white implants can be a good alternative to patients who do not want the metal ones. White implants do have some limitations and not every case is a good candidate for white implants. So come in for your free implant consultation to discuss it further with Dr. Kliman!