Dental Implants in Wolfville A Lifelong Replacement for Natural Teeth
Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. We provide dental implants using advanced dental techniques and materials to give you a healthy and happy new smile.
Why Choose a Dental Implant?
Not only do dental implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth, but they can also help prevent the bone loss that can happen when a tooth is lost. We can use implants to support single crowns, bridges, and fixed dentures to restore almost any smile. These restorations are designed to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth almost perfectly to restore your natural appearance.Book Now
How Dental Implants Work
1. Place the implant
We choose the location for the implant where it will provide maximum support and then place the implant in a surgical procedure.
2. Install abutment
Once the implant has healed, we attach an abutment. This provides support for a dental crown or other restoration.
3. Fit crown or restoration
We create a dental crown or restoration that matches your natural teeth and permanently attach it to the abutment.
Once the crown has been placed, you’re on your way! You can brush and floss your implant just like your natural teeth.Video: Implant procedure
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are a suitable treatment for many patients who have lost natural teeth. Your dentist will assess the health of your mouth and jaws to see if implant placement is possible. In some cases, it might be necessary to strengthen your jawbone with a bone graft to provide enough support for the implant.
I’m missing multiple teeth; can I get an implant?
Yes. Implant-supported restorations such as bridges or dentures may be a good solution if you’re missing multiple teeth.
How long does it take to get implants?
Implant treatment takes 2-4 months for most patients, usually over two or three appointments. The treatment time depends on whether a bone graft is needed and how long the implant site takes to heal.
How long do implants last?
The implants themselves can last a lifetime with proper care. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures usually last 10-20 years, depending on eating and oral hygiene habits.
Do implants feel like natural teeth?
Yes, they do, although implants don’t contain nerves, so they aren’t sensitive to temperature or pressure.
How do you care for dental implants?
Brush and floss around implants just as you would your natural teeth. This will prevent stains and plaque and tartar buildup. You should also go for regular dental examinations so your dentist can ensure your implant is healthy.