At Centre dentaire et d'implantologie Natalie Socqué, our Châteauguay dentists dentists use dental implants to replace a missing tooth and regain a radiant smile!
What is a Dental Implant?
Implantology is one of the most significant advances made in dentistry in the last 40 years.
A dental implant is a root made of a biocompatible material (often titanium) placed by a dentist into a patient’s jawbone to support a crown, a bridge or a complete prosthesis. Visually speaking, an implant is similar to a screw embedded securely into the bone. Dental implants are available in various lengths, sizes and shapes, depending on the case.
Why choose us for a dental implant?
Dr. Socqué has many years of experience in implantology and works closely with Jonathan Coutu, experienced denturist, for the production of prostheses on implants. Our center is also equipped with many cutting-edge technologies, all under one roof.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dentist makes an incision in the jawbone below the gum line and then inserts the implants into the bone. During the healing process, the bone reforms and fixes the implants.
It takes 3 to 6 months to return to the clinic to complete the procedure. Your dentist will then fix a replacement tooth that will fit perfectly into your smile.
Restoration on Implants
Depending on your treatment plan, our dentists may recommend one of the following restorations:
- Crown on Implant
What looks the most like a real tooth is an implant crown. This is why it is often the solution recommended by dentists when a tooth is lost.
In addition to having the same appearance and the same hygiene needs as a natural tooth, the implant crown is a lasting solution.
Another important advantage of the implant crown is that it allows the stimulation of the jawbone and its regeneration. This has the effect of preventing bone loss which tends to deform the face and accelerate the appearance of old age...
- Prostheses Stabilized with Implants
This type of prosthesis is fixed with two to four implants, but it can be removed. The prosthesis is always supported by the gums, but the implants provide more stability.
More comfortable than a denture;
Few dietary restrictions;
Reduced bone loss and muscle atrophy.
- Prostheses Fixed on Implants
Instead of being supported by the gums, this type of prosthesis is fixed on four to eight implants. Sometimes, a metal bar in integrated into the prosthesis.
No food restrictions;
No bone loss and muscle atrophy
Dental Implant FAQs
Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
- Why use dental implants?
The loss of all one’s teeth has major consequences on the shape of the face.
When food is chewed with the natural teeth, the pressure applied by the roots of the teeth on the jaws stimulates the regeneration of bone cells. When a fallen tooth is not replaced by an implant, the bone is no longer stimulated and there is gradual bone mass loss.
This phenomenon can easily be observed, since a shorter distance between the nose and chin of toothless individuals becomes obvious. In addition, the mouth recedes further back from the chin and the lips are thinner. All these changes make the facial features less balanced overall.
The poor chewing of toothless individuals also affects face muscles. Since they are seldom used, the skin of their face tends to sag and show signs of premature aging.
- How long does a dental implant last?
If your take proper care of your dental implant, they can often last a lifetime. This includes proper oral hygiene like brushing and flossing at home as well as attending regular hygiene cleanings and exams at your dentist's office.
The longevity of a dental implant may also depend on other factors including nutrition, genetics, or the development of any dental diseases.
- How do I care for my dental implants?
You should care for a dental implant just like you care for your natural teeth.
Visiting your dentist for regular hygiene appointments and maintaining a proper brushing and flossing routine at home can help prevent decay or diseases from developing in the surrounding teeth and gums, which can negatively affect your dental implants.
- Does getting a dental implant hurt?
Dental implants are usually placed under local anaesthesia. Therefore, there is very little discomfort during the procedure.
When the effects of the anaesthesia subside, some sensitivity is to be expected. However, medication will be prescribed to reduce discomfort.
- How long does the dental implant process take?
Depending on your treatment plan, the entire procedure of placing dental implants takes anywhere from two to nine months.
Your dentist can provide you with a more accurate estimate.
- How much does a consultation cost in your clinic?
An implantology consultation in our clinic costs $ 46. Implantology treatments are expensive and the options are multiple. Take advantage of a consultation with Dr. Socqué to find out the solutions that apply to your case or for a second opinion. In addition, we offer several financing options for up to 10 years.
- Will my insurance cover dental implants?
Depending on your insurance, the cost may be fully or partially covered.
To determine if your dental implant treatment will be covered, contact your insurance.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Would you like to enjoy eating everything that you want once again? Implants can make this possible and reinforced chewing will improve digestion and the absorption of food.
Are you afraid to lose your dentures when you laugh or sneeze? Does your loose dentures make it more difficult for you to speak? Dental implants can resolve all these problems and restore your self-confidence.
Prostheses Stabilized with Implants
Full Tooth Loss
Loss of One or More Teeth
New Patients Always Welcome
Are you searching for a dentist in Châteauguay, Mercier, Kahnawake or the surrounding area? We are happy to accept new patients at our clinic. Contact us to book your first appointment today.Request Appointment
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