Dental Implants in Guelph

Dental Implants for Guelph Patients
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. It is a permanent solution for missing teeth that have been lost due to periodontitis, tooth decay or injury. Dr. Bull at Westwood Dental wants to help you restore your smile with beautiful new dental implants. Guelph patients find that dental implants resemble and function just like natural teeth. Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, dental implants offer a single and permanent solution to lost teeth with fewer downsides.

We also specialize in offering root canal therapy and TMJ therapy. If you require our assistance, don’t hesitate to call us.
 
Dental implants actually are what we call the titanium screw that is surgically placed within the jaw to hold the artificial tooth. The dental implant procedure begins with x-rays of your jaw and head. If Dr. Bull determines that dental implants would be appropriate for your situation, he will proceed with the surgery, placing the titanium screw into your jawbone. The titanium fuses with the bone tissue and attaches to the gum, which has been stitched closed.
 
After the tissue has healed (which takes a few months), we will attach an abutment – or a post – perpendicular to the implant, forming a T shape. The doctor connects the prosthetic crown to this abutment, and your smile is restored.
 
Why Should You Get Dental implants?
There are several reasons why patients with missing teeth are particularly pleased with dental implants.

  1. You can bite into a crisp apple or chew a juicy steak without care, unlike people with dentures.
  2. You’ll experience no embarrassing slipping or sliding, as with dentures – just a solid bite, like you had when you were 10.
  3. You’ll be able to throw away your adhesive powders, gels and pads, which collect bacteria and foster smelly breath.
  4. Dental implants look and act just like natural teeth!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are dental implants safe?
    • Yes. Implants are like natural teeth, which will last for as long as you care.
  • Can I get implants if I have existing teeth?
    • Yes, you can get any number of teeth replaced with implants from one single tooth to a complete set.
  • Do implants hurt?
    • A simple local anesthetic is necessary to perform this procedure. You will not feel any pain at the time, but you may feel discomfort after the surgery. Our dentist may prescribe you a sedative if you are nervous or if the case is a complicated one.
  • How long does the treatment take?
    • It varies with the complexity of each case. Our dentists will be able to give you an approximate time before the treatment starts. 
 

Call Us for Dental Implants in Guelph
If you are interested in exploring the benefits of dental implants in Guelph, call Westwood Dental for a consultation. Our knowledgeable dentists will be pleased to explain whether or not dental implants are right for your situation. We’re happy to provide all the necessary appointments from start to finish right here in a warm and caring environment — Call 519-836-4650 to book your consultation today with Dr. Bull.