The Basics of Dental Implants
- Posted on: Jul 30 2018
Unless you are a dentist or work in the oral hygiene industry, then you may not know the first thing about dental implants until you need to get them yourself, that is. Here at our office, Dr. Lenny Slepchik likes to keep all of his clients as informed as possible. Let’s take a closer look at some of the basics of dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants begin with a diagnosis and end with the placement of the dental implants. In basic terms, dental implants are designed to help restore a patient’s smile and ability to chew. When a patient has to have one or more of their teeth removed, Dr. Lenny Slepchik may recommend a dental implant as their best option. By surgically implanting a metal rod into the gums, a dental implant acts as a natural tooth’s root which gives your mouth durability and strength. Once the gums have properly healed over the course of a few months, Dr. Slepchik will then place a dental crown over the top of the implant which acts as your tooth.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Not all patients who have recently lost a tooth or have had a tooth pulled are good candidates for this type of procedure. Typically, patients who are suitable for dental implants have otherwise good oral health, healthy bones, surrounding teeth, and healthy gums. During your initial consultation, Dr. Slepchik will perform a physical exam and some x-rays to make sure you’re a good fit.
Dental implants are popular amongst our patients for a variety of reasons including for their ability to function like a natural tooth. Are you ready to learn more about dental implants? Schedule a consultation at our Montreal office today and call us at (514) 875-7971.
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