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Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth, our Pictou County dentists can perform a dental implant procedure to restore your smile and protect your oral health.

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Dental Implants, Pictou County Dentist

A Strong Foundation for Your Tooth Replacement

A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth. After it is surgically implanted into your jaw, it can provide a stable base for a tooth replacement such as a dental bridge, crown, or denture.

By having missing teeth replaced, you will help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper positions and prevent potential misalignment issues in the future. Crooked teeth can be more difficult to clean around and can result in poor oral hygiene.

Dental implants, when combined with a tooth replacement option, can also help fill out your jawline and keep your facial muscles from sagging, so you can maintain a more youthful appearance.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

To receive a dental implant, you will need to have a strong jaw bone. If you have been missing teeth for an extended amount of time, your jaw may have some deterioration. In this case, a bone graft or sinus lift may be an option to help reinforce the jaw to make dental implants a suitable tooth replacement option for you.

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The Dental Implant Process

At your initial consultation, one of our dentists will assess your oral health and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. If you are, they will explain your treatment plan and address any questions or concerns you may have.

During your next appointment, your dentist will surgically place your implant. The procedure will be performed while you are under local anesthesia, and involves inserting a titanium screw into the jaw bone to act as a base for the artificial tooth.

After the procedure, a healing period is required to give your implant time to fuse with the jaw bone. This generally lasts between three and six months.

Once healing is complete, you will return to our office so a crown or denture can be fitted to the top of the implant. While the fitting process may add time, it is important to ensure your tooth replacement fits just right.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Highland Dental Centre

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We are accepting new patients! Don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step toward achieving better oral health outcomes.

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