Transform Your Smile
We understand that missing teeth can cause a number of problems in your day-to-day life. They can affect the way you speak and eat, and the gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, leading to bite problems and potential jaw pain.
Dental implants are permanent metal posts that fuse with your jawbone to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges or dentures. They can offer a long-lasting solution to restore your smile and improve your overall oral health.
Dental implants can prevent jaw bone deterioration, which can result from missing teeth. This can help maintain facial structure and can prevent a sunken or aged appearance.
Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today to see if dental implants are the right solution for you. Don't let missing teeth hold you back from enjoying a confident smile.
Crowns, Bridges & Dentures
A crown, bridge or denture can be attached to the implant to restore the appearance and function of missing teeth. These prosthetic options are customized to fit securely onto the implant, providing a natural-looking and durable solution.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process involves using a tiny titanium screw (the implant), which acts as a tooth root along with a tooth replacement. Your dentist will start by carefully placing the implant into your jawbone, just below the gum tissue. As the area heals, the implant forms a strong bond with the bone and sits securely within the gums.
Once healing is complete—usually 3 to 6 months after surgery—you will come back to our office to receive a permanent dental restoration. This can be a crown, bridge or denture depending on your oral health needs. Once the process is complete, your dental implant and tooth restoration can leave you with a smile that looks and feels healthier.
Dental Implant FAQs
Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Gloucester Dental Centre.
How long can a dental implant typically last?
If you properly care for your dental implant, it can last a lifetime. This includes brushing and flossing at home, as well as visiting your dentist for regular hygiene cleanings and exams.
Other factors that may affect the longevity of a dental implant include nutrition, genetics and the development of any dental diseases.
Are there any tips on how to properly care for dental implants?
You should treat a dental implant the same way you would your natural teeth.
Regular hygiene cleanings with your dentist, as well as a thorough brushing and flossing routine at home, can help prevent decay or diseases from developing in the surrounding teeth and gums, which can severely affect your dental implant.
Is getting a dental implant painful?
During dental implant surgery, your dentist will use anesthesia so that you do not feel any discomfort. There is usually little soreness after the treatment. Most patients can manage any pain with over-the-counter pain medication.
The dentist will provide you with clear, detailed aftercare instructions to help make your healing as efficient and pain free as possible.
How long does the dental implant process usually take?
Depending on your treatment plan, the total dental implant process normally takes 3 to 6 months to complete.
Your dentist should be able to give you a more detailed timeframe based on your specific circumstances.
Will my insurance plan cover dental implants?
Some insurance companies will cover the cost of dental implants, others will just cover a percentage of the cost, and some will not cover anything at all.
Check with your insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of your dental implant surgery will be covered.