What is Dental Implant Therapy ? Lost a tooth? A dental implant may be your best option! A dental implant is an artificial root that is surgically placed within the bone of the jaw to replace a missing tooth (or even to hold an attached denture or bridge). An implant can be a magnificent replacement for an individual who has lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury or extraction. There are two forms of dental implant therapy Endosteal: This is the most common type of implant available – the method is placing a screw within the bone of the jaw. Subperiosteal: This type of implant is placed adjacent to the bone, with the metal framework protruding through the gingiva (gums) to hold the prosthesis. This type
of dental implant is best for patients who cannot wear conventional dentures and/or who have minimal bone height within the jaw Are you a candidate for a dental implant? The ideal candidate for a dental implant would be a patient with good oral health and without any periodontal disease. Adequate bone is required for a dental implant and if there are insufficient bone levels, bone grafting would be necessary. Specific reasons and treatments that require dental implant therapy Replacing a single tooth: self-explanatory… one implant attached to one crown Replacing several teeth: implant supporting a bridge Replacing all of the teeth: implant supporting a full denture Should you fit the criteria for dental implant surgery, at Florence Dentistry we are more than willing to walk you through the initial consultation of ottawa dental implant therapy and hold your hand through the recovery period. At Florence Dentistry – we provide a wide range of Ottawa dental services for Ottawa patients needing various treatments from general to more detailed procedures.