Dental Implants

Dental implants in Ottawa – the closest thing
you can get to a natural tooth.

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Downtown Ottawa Dental
Implant Placement &

Living with missing teeth can be uncomfortable, particularly if it makes you struggle with biting, chewing, or speaking. Over time, your remaining teeth can shift in an attempt to fill the space — altering your appearance. If you’re missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implants are a secure, comfortable solution you can trust.

Here at Pretoria Bridge Dental, our dentists are highly experienced in implant placement and restoration. Dr. Wong and Dr. Hoeschen have years of training in dental implants, and the practice has placed over 1500 dental implants in Ottawa.

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Implants for a Missing
Tooth or a Whole Row

A dental implant is essentially a titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root — securing a tooth, and making sure your teeth remain in their proper positions.

A dental implant is the closest you can get to a natural tooth. Dental implants continue to remain a long-lasting solution that allows you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. If you need more information about Dental Implants in Downtown Ottawa, contact us today.

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Dental implants are recommended for people who are missing a tooth or teeth because of injury, disease, or tooth decay. When a patient has sufficient jawbone available and is in good general health, a dental implant is viable. Your dentist is the best person to evaluate whether or not dental implants are the best option for you.
The dental implant procedure consists of several steps. First, your dentist will examine your mouth and take x-rays to find out if dental implants are right for you. If your dentist determines that implants are suitable.

The actual surgery is often done in several stages to allow the jabone to heal completely around the implant before the finishing work is done. In some cases, the jawbone must be grafted.

The next step is to place the tooth root implant into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The jawbone will heal around the root implant, keeping it securely within your jaw. This healing process can take between 6 and 12 weeks, depending on the individual.

After you heal, the next step will be to place an abutment – which is a small connector post – to the implant. The new tooth, or crown, which is made based off of impressions of your teeth, is then installed onto the abutment. At this point, your implant will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.

Both dental bridges and dental implants are options for permanently replacing a missing tooth or teeth. The biggest difference between the two is how the new teeth are kept in place. An implant involves inserting a root implant into your jawbone and installing a dental crown on top. With a dental implant, the tooth stands alone and you can floss around it. Dental bridges on the other hand involves shaving off the enamel of surrounding teeth, and placing a dental bridge across the affected teeth. The bridge’s teeth are all connected, so you are unable to floss between them. This can lead to some complications down the line. Generally speaking, dental implants are more durable, easier to maintain, and have fewer complications down the line. If you are unsure whether to get dental implants or a dental bridge, contact Pretoria Bridge Dental today. We can help you decide.
While we don’t advocate smoking, smokers are eligible for dental implants. The most important factor for determining eligibility for dental implants is the patient’s general health. If you are in good enough health to have a tooth pulled, you are likely eligible to receive a dental implant. If you want to get a dental implant, contact Pretoria Bridge Dental today. We can help you.

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