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Dental Implants

Implants illustrationDental implants are one of the best solutions for replacing missing teeth. But unlike dental bridges or partial dentures, implants mimic the design and appearance of natural teeth. If you’re looking for a predictable way to restore your smile, dental implants are a great option to consider.

Advantages of Implants

  • Non-invasive to neighbouring teeth
  • Preserve natural bone and facial profiles
  • Designed to last a lifetime
  • Stronger than natural, healthy teeth
  • Predictable
  • Feel like a normal tooth

Compared to conventional types of tooth replacement, implants do not require removable appliances or alteration to your adjacent healthy teeth. That’s why we recommend implants for smile reconstruction on all our patients who qualify.


Most dental implants are used to replace single or multiple teeth. In the instance of an individual tooth, the implant supports a ceramic crown on top of it. That way the final restoration blends in with your smile and is non-invasive to adjacent teeth. As an added bonus, the implant helps you preserve natural spacing and tooth alignment.

For larger gaps with multiple missing teeth, we can use a pair of implants to anchor a multi-tooth dental bridge. In this case, either end of the bridge is attached onto an implant. That way two implants can restore 3-4 teeth at a time.

In addition to permanent restorations, implants can be used to stabilise a partial or full denture. That way your prosthesis feels more secure throughout day-to-day activities. Instead of relying on gooey adhesives or pastes to keep your appliance in place, the implants allow it to snap in and out for predictable everyday wear.

The first step in getting dental implants is finding out if you qualify. We’ll take an X-ray of the area to make sure there are no underlying issues (such as weak bone, locations of the nerves and sinuses or residual tooth roots). We have an on-site scanning machine so that all imaging can be completed in our office. The 3D picture ensures that your implant can be placed in the safest and best location.

Implants take approximately three visits in total to complete. We offer sedation and special medications to help make your appointments and recovery as simple as possible. Plus, we follow up on patients after their surgery to ensure they’re doing well.

Depending on the strength of your bones and the health of your gums, the healing time after your implant placement (before the fixed crown or bridge can be installed) is anywhere from 2-6 months. This timespan allows for the bone to integrate with your implants, making them a permanent part of your bite. Intermittent X-rays will show us if the implant has integrated properly. If you have existing bone loss, augmentation material can be placed leading up to your installation surgery.

Dental Implant Home Care

Great news! Dental implants are easy to care for and maintain. Simply treat them like natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing, along with routine checkups, can keep your implants durable for years to come. When properly maintained, we usually expect for today’s modern implant designs to last an entire lifetime.

Schedule a consultation with our dental implants Forest Hill provider today.
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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


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