When You Need a Dental Implant Placement Procedure, You Can Trust Cranberry Hill Dentistry

Dr. Aaron Langdon of Cranberry Hill Dentistry in Waterdown, Ontario has expertise when you need a dental implant placement procedure. Dental implants are artificial teeth that look and feel like regular teeth. The dental implant placement procedure can be complex, involving multiple visits for X-rays, implanting the titanium root and affixing the artificial tooth. There may be follow up visits to ensure the fit is right for your mouth.

If you’ve never had a dental implant placement procedure, it can seem daunting. Dr. Aaron Landon and the team at Cranberry Hill Dentistry will make sure you are comfortable with the process and do everything they can to make the procedure as easy as possible for you.

If you have lost a tooth due to accidental injury, or oral health problems, dental implants are a great option for tooth replacements. If you’re interested in knowing more, call Cranberry Hill Dentistry in Waterdown, Ontario at 905-689-9551 to make an appointment with Dr. Aaron Langdon.

Dental Implant Placement Procedure – What Can I Expect?

The DIPP is a surgical procedure, so care is taken at every stage to ensure a successful outcome. When you first visit your dentist with a missing tooth, they will likely take x-rays to assess the damage, then provide you with options for tooth replacement. If you decide on dental implants, the new artificial tooth will be placed in two stages. The artificial titanium root (or implant) is inserted first, with a follow up a few months later to place the new tooth on the root.

Pain during a dental implant placement procedure is typically managed with a local anesthetic. You don’t need to be knocked out for the procedure. However, we will want someone available to drive you home after. It’s never a good idea to drive yourself home after surgery! There will likely be minor swelling. Post surgical pain can be handled with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol or Advil. You can talk with your dentist about pain management.

If you are concerned about any stage of the process, contact Cranberry Hill Dentistry with your questions.

Dental Implant Placement Procedure – Stage 1 Implanting the Root

During the first stage, the artificial root is placed in your gums, securely rooted in your jawbone, to take the place of your natural root. The dentist sews over the incision, and the root is allowed to set in place and bond with your bone and gums.

Dental Implant Placement Procedure – Stage 2 Attaching the Abutment and Artificial Tooth

While the implant is bonding, an artificial tooth (often made of porcelain) is made to replace your natural tooth. When you return to the dentist, they will attach an “abutment” to the titanium root. The abutment attaches the new tooth to the titanium root. Finally, your new tooth will be fitted in place.

The dentist may need to make some minor adjustments to make sure your bite is comfortable. 

That’s it! Once the procedure is finished, you’ll have a new tooth, which properly cared for can last a lifetime!

Caring for Your Dental Implant

One of the advantages of dental implants is that you care for them just like your natural teeth, with proper flossing and brushing. Plus, as mentioned, it is possible they will last a lifetime. Other tooth replacement options like a crown and bridge or dentures aren’t as permanent, and need special care. Want to know more? Reach out to Cranberry Hill Dentistry with your questions!

For All Your Family Dentistry Needs, Trust Cranberry Hill Dentistry in Waterdown

Whether you are considering a dental implant placement procedure, teeth whitening, crowns and bridges, need braces, or just want a great family dentist in Waterdown for regular dental exams and cleanings, contact Cranberry Hill Dentistry to book an appointment today!

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Resources:

Canadian Dental Association – Dental Implants – Replacing Missing Teeth:
https://cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/procedures/dental_implants