The Basics of Dental Implants
- Posted on: Jul 30 2018
Dr. Lenny Slepchik believes very strongly in educating his patients about what is currently available in today’s dentistry. Many people are not aware how implants have the ability to change a person’s life in restoring their chewing ability and smile with pride. 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 take x-rays to make sure this is the right treatment for you.
Dental implants are popular with our patients for a variety of reasons including 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 or email us at [email protected]
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