Dental implants are the ideal solution for patients who have had a tooth knocked out during a sporting event such as hockey, or who have had missing teeth and are tired of dealing without tooth function. Our doctors can fully reconstruct function and appearance after tooth loss due to age, disease, or immediate loss, and can even reconstruct an entire arch.
One of the primary benefits of dental implants compared to dentures, or no treatment is the preservation of bone; if a patient opts against dental implants, the jawbone recedes and bone will eventually disappear. Dental implants are also much stronger and more reliable than alternative treatment options and have a much higher long term success rate. If a patient goes an extended amount of time without treatment, opposing teeth can overrupt and get in the way of their bite, creating a problem for future reconstruction.
When possible, keep the detached tooth under your tongue, in your mouth. DO NOT let it dry out, and DO NOT rinse or clean it. By keeping it under your tongue, you can preserve the ligaments around the tooth and if you come in to see our doctors within a few hours, there is a chance your tooth can recover.
Safety is always a primary concern in any treatment we offer. In order to insure the best possible results, we only recommend dental implants for patients ages 18 and older. We also utilize high temperature steam serialization and address and control all medical concerns.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry in Guelph, or need to schedule an oral surgery procedure in the Guelph area please contact us. Click on the pages below to read more about the various types of dental implants available in our office.