The Beginners Guide to Dental Implants in Burlington

September 1, 2022by admin

Lakeside Family Dental wants our patients to have all the information necessary to make good decisions. That’s why we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to dental implants in Burlington.

What They Are

Dental implant surgery replaces missing tooth roots with metal posts. It’s important because missing teeth can cause your bite to go out of alignment. That in turn can alter the shape of your face and make you self-conscious.

Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, it grows around the surrounding bone for several months.

Why You Might Need It Done

The type of dental implants in Burlington we use are surgically placed into your jawbone. They serve as the roots for any missing teeth. Titanium is used in these implants to fuse with your jaw. That means they don’t cause any bone damage, make noise, or slip.

Dental implants might be the right solution for you if you have one or more missing molars. Most successful candidates have enough bone in their jaw to secure dental implants. Or they can go through a bone grafting procedure.

The best candidates also have healthy tissue in their mouths and might be unwilling or unable to wear traditional dentures.

The Process

There are several steps involved that take several months to complete. You’ll need the services of an oral surgeon and periodontist before your dental implant treatments are finished.

  • The first step is an evaluation where your jawbone, gums, and teeth will be assessed. It’s important to determine if you have enough healthy jawbone to go through the process.
  • The next stage is usually an outpatient procedure where the implant gets placed. There can be some swelling and minor discomfort that can last for several days. Most patients resume their normal activities right away.
  • The next step involves waiting for your bone to grow around the new screw. This can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months and the procedure is known as
  • A metal extender gets added to the implant next. These are used to hold the replacement tooth in place.

Finally, the permanent replacement tooth is screwed or permanently cemented onto the abutment.

We are proud to supply dental implants in Burlington that function, feel and look just like your original teeth. These are stable and permanent alternatives to bridges and dentures. Why not contact us today by phone or email to learn more?

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Michelle sherwoodMichelle sherwood
14:16 22 Sep 22
Absolutely amazing! Very highly recommend! Everyone made me feel welcome and always made me feel at ease as I was very anxious and embarrassed. I required Dentures the whole experience was awesome from start to finish. Very highly skilled! I drove one hour to and from each appointment and it was worth it!
Gary SheaGary Shea
14:14 26 Jul 22
The service is excellent by all the staff and Dr Cohen is by far the best dentist that I have ever been to. He is knowledgeable and experienced and ensures that you are comfortable while he is working on your teeth. Many people are concerned with the freezing process when having work done, but Dr. Cohen is so good that you will literally not feel anything. I would highly recommend Dr. Cohen.
David GagnerDavid Gagner
18:50 15 Jun 22
There is no joy living with bad teeth. Less joy understanding how expensive help can be. Most centres are more concerned with money, rather than the patient. Lakeside, Dr. Cohen and the team, are amazing. Why? Because they put me first. Are honest with options and realistic treatment. They want the same thing that I have wanted for years, to see me smile again. I believe in their team, their approach and their desire to make a difference for every patient. They have my trust.
John WrightJohn Wright
20:10 11 May 22
Dr Michael did a great job on my first implant. I was so impressed with the high level of personal service that I transferred my account from a dentist where I had a 20+ year relationship. I feel Lakeshore Dental can serve me better as I need more crowns and implants. The office is clean, spacious and as safe as any business can be. I recommend Dr Michael and his excellent and very friendly support team
Michelle OagMichelle Oag
14:17 09 May 22
I was recommended this dental office by a coworker, I've had many dentists before that didn't understand how sensitive my teeth actually are and since my very first appointment here I knew I finally found the one. They are extremely friendly, very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you might have. Very professional and clean environment. They bill your insurance directly which is a huge relief, I'm so happy to have a dentist I can trust. They are so gentle, you also don't feel the needles going in! This is the first dental office where I didn't feel ANY pain whatsoever. I cannot say enough good things about them.
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