Dental Implants Thunder Bay
Our Dentist Clinic in Thunder Bay Offers Implants
Oasis Family Dental is pleased to provide our patients with dental implants as a viable tooth replacement option. While the entire procedure could take up to eight months to complete, during this time most patients are able to wear temporary teeth over the location where the implant tooth will eventually be placed.
The dental implant procedure requires at least two visits to our Thunder Bay dental office, along with an initial consultation appointment. During the first procedural visit, any teeth are extracted, if there are in the location where the implant will be installed. Next, a titanium post is inserted and secured to the jaw bone to serve as an artificial tooth root.
After this procedure, the gum and jaw bone need time to heal and allow the tissue and bone to adhere properly to the titanium post. Once fully healed, the actual artificial tooth is attached to the post during the second visit.
One of the primary benefits patients gain with dental implants is they function, feel, and look just like your real teeth. As such, you are able to eat just about any foods you desire. Caring for implants is simple and easy with normal brushing and flossing, and regular visits to have them cleaned by one of our dental hygienists.
To learn more about dental implants, call our dental clinic in Thunder Bay at (807) 623-2662 to schedule a consultation appointment today.