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Dental Implants

When you need to replace a missing tooth or teeth, Dr. Slepchik considers dental implants to be the best option for you. Implants are anchored into your jawbone and feel and function exactly like a natural tooth. There are no limitations on what you can eat with an implant, and, in addition, they will last for a very long time, providing  you take good care of them and visit your hygienist accordiing to your specific schedule.

Dr. Slepchik places implants for tooth replacement and as anchors for full or partial dentures in his downtown Montreal dental   practice.

  What Are Dental Implants?

 Dental implants get their name from the titanium “implant,” a screw-shaped prosthetic that is screwed into the jawbone socket           formerly occupied by the natural tooth root. Because the human body accepts titanium, the jawbone immediately begins growing   around the implant, making it a part of the jaw. When this process is complete, a post is attached to the implant and an artificial   porcelain tooth is attached to the post. Now your dental implant looks, feels, and functions exactly like a natural tooth.

Choose Dr. Slepchik for Your Dental Implant Restorations

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Dr. Slepchik works very closely with his dental team, including an oral surgeon and a dental ceramicist. The maxillo-facial surgeon performs the surgical elements. The ceramicist creates the tooth coloured restorations from the precise impressions provided by Dr. Slepchik along with his specific prescription.  Dr. Slepchik combines the science along with the art of dentistry to create restorations  that are functional and look great.

 See What Our Patients Say;

Said to a new patient coming from a long time patient leaving our office after his appointment ~“You are very lucky to have found this dental office. I have been a patient of Dr. Slepchik for 35 years and have only wonderful things to say.” ~ F. L.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the work you and your team did for me. Not so much for the smile but the comfort, security and freedom that the implants have given me.” ~ T.T.

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      Benefits of Dental Implants

            *  Dental implants are exactly like a natural tooth, so you can eat any food you wish and chew normally.

  • Unlike bridges, where adjacent “abutment teeth” need to be crowned to anchor the bridge holding the false tooth
  • or teeth, implants stand alone.
  • Implants do not allow adjacent teeth to move.
  • Implants are load-bearing teeth, so you don’t have to avoid chewing or biting with them. Plus, they transfer energy down to the the jawbone just as natural teeth do.
  • Implants have a 90 to 95% success rate and will last for decades, giving you back your smile and ability to eat everything. The nutritional advantage cannot and should not be ignored.

  You may be a good candidate for dental implants if you:

             * Have 1 or more teeth that need to be replaced

  • Have a bridge that needs replacing
  • Currently wear dentures that move, make clicking sounds or keep you from eating what you enjoy
  • Experience pain because you are missing teeth
  • Have difficulty biting down on something because you are missing teeth
  • Avoid eating food you love because you cannot chew properly
  • Want a long-term solution for missing teeth

During your dental hygiene appointment, Dr. Slepchik does his examination. He will take  your digital x-ray results, as well as the  hygienist’s notes and your comments, to create your specific dental treatment plan. Dr. Slepchik will advise you if you are a good candidate for dental implants, or if there is another type of treatment that is better for you.

Dental Implant Process

Consultation: The implant process starts with a consultation with Dr. Slepchik, who performs a full oral exam and takes digital x-rays  to determine your jawbone mass. He will refer you to the oral surgeon who works with him to do the dental implant surgery.

Placement: Next, the titanium implant is placed into the hole formerly occupied by the tooth root by the oral surgeon. The implant is shaped like a screw and is inserted.

Osseo-integration: Now the patient waits three to six months as the jawbone naturally grows around and accepts the titanium implant.

Abutment: When the jawbone has fully grown around the implant, a small metal post, called an abutment, is attached to the implant and the gum tissue is allowed to heal for approximately six weeks.

Placing the crown: After all healing has taken place, you return to our office to prepare your crown, multiple crowns or denture. The final step is to place a custom-made porcelain crown onto the abutment. The crown is made to match the colour and shape of the surrounding teeth so once it is  placed, it fits in perfectly and looks completely natural.

2 implants in place to hold future Implant Supported Bridge

Bridge on implants with screw holes

Final result Implant Supported Bridge. Screw holes filled with resin.

X-ray with Implant in place

Dental Implants Before & After

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Why should I replace a missing tooth with a Dental implant?

Patients sometimes choose not to replace a missing tooth, but Dr. Slepchik advises against this for a variety of reasons:


  • Teeth need pressure on each side from adjacent teeth; otherwise they tend to move. This is what happens with a missing tooth, as the adjacent teeth slide over to fill the gap. This creates problems with your alignment, bite, and speech.
  • Chewing and biting involve a great deal of energy down into the tooth. This energy is transferred through the tooth down into the jawbone, stimulating the jawbone to continually regenerate new bone mass. This is key to a healthy, strong jawbone. Without that energy coming down through the tooth, it begins to deteriorate and reabsorb.
  • Missing teeth can be embarrassing visually, and can create whistling sounds when pronouncing certain words.
  • Missing molars can create problems with chewing, making you avoid certain foods, which can lead to missing
  • nutrients from your food.

   What can I expect from my new Tooth implant?

 Dental implants are absolutely the best option for replacing a missing tooth or as anchors for partial or full dentures. Once the       implant  is placed, the jawbone fully accepts it, making the implant a part of the jawbone. As long as your jawbone stays healthy,   your implant will last a very long time. As the implant is fully anchored, the artificial tooth attached to it functions and feels exactly     like a natural tooth. You can eat whatever you wish, and the tooth looks exactly like a natural tooth.

 Caring For Your Dental Implants

 You care for a dental implant just as you would your natural teeth. You brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once each day.   You must keep your dental cleaning appointments with your hygienist to maintain the health of your tissue. No special attention is      required.  Your implants will remain healthy.

 Alternatives To Dental Implants

The  alternative to a dental implant is to choose a dental bridge. The bridge uses 2 crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of the missing tooth to anchor the bridge. The crowns are connected to an artificial tooth which replaces the missing tooth. The bridge is a single piece prosthetic consisting of 2 crowns and an artificial tooth in between them. Bridges are neither as strong nor as durable as implants; however, they will last from 10-15 years with good home care and keeping your hygiene exam appointments.

 What is the success rate for dental implants?

  \Dental implants have the highest success rate of any dental restoration. When placed into the jawbone of patients with sufficient       jawbone mass, implants are approximately 95 percent successful. The extensive experience of Dr. Slepchik with the placement of     dental implants virtually assures you will enjoy your new tooth for years to come.
  How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants last for decades. They are the longest-lasting dental restoration. Implants will often last a very long time, as long as the patient keeps his or her gums and jawbone healthy.

Risks Associated With Dental Implants

 These are very low-risk procedures. Of course, there is a risk of infection, but this is minimal. The biggest risk is that the implant     will  not fully integrate into the jawbone, but your surgeon makes sure your jawbone mass is capable of successfully holding the     implant. If it isn’t, he will first add bone graft material to build up the jawbone mass prior to placing the implant itself.

Schedule a Consultation

 If you are currently missing teeth and would like to learn more about dental implants, contact us for a consultation. Phone our office   at 514-875-7971 or fill out our online form to reserve your appointment with Dr. Slepchik. You can also email us at  [email protected]. Our office is located in downtown Montreal, across from Place Ville Marie, next to the   Fairmont  Queen Elizabeth Hotel.  Metro Bonaventure or Metro Mc Gill. We enjoy meeting new patients.

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