What is a dental implant?
The dental implant is an artificial root, usually made of strong titanium, which is inserted firmly into the jawbone. It acts as the root of a natural tooth and can support the dental prosthesis or tooth attached to it.
Who is responsible for the placement of dental implants?
Only a dental surgeon specializing in the placement of dental implants ensures the installation. Denturologist Isabelle Gaudette works with a few dentists and, if necessary, she can recommend competent professionals.
Is the pose painful?
The placement of dental implants is done with local anesthesia to prevent patients from feeling pain. A mild sedative may also be given if necessary. After that, the placement of dental implants may create a slight discomfort, since the gums remain swollen for some time. We recommend that our patients take a painkiller.
Do dental implants give the impression of having real teeth?
Dental implants give the impression of having real teeth but with a few more. You benefit from a renewed dentition, very esthetic and solid, which allows you to eat all that you wish, with incomparable comfort and durable.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants, well placed and well maintained, can last a lifetime. They are made of resistant metal, very well tolerated by the body, and are implanted firmly in the jawbone.
Can I normally eat after implant placement?
Following the placement of your dental implants, a transition period should be considered. Thus, it is recommended to consume liquid foods during the first two weeks: soups, soups, smooties, grits, yogurt, etc. By the third week, you can complete your menu with pasta, fish, eggs, finely chopped foods, and cereals.
In the second month, slightly firmer foods can be added: tender meats cut into pieces, cooked vegetables. Finally, after three months, your mouth will be ready to savor everything that makes you want!
After how long can I install dental prostheses?
As soon as the dental implants are placed, it is possible to wear so-called transitional prostheses. Or, to benefit from a temporary modification to the dental prosthesis that you had before.
So there is not a period when you live without teeth. You can smile, resume your activities and feed yourself properly, taking into account, however, a process of progressive food integration. After about three to five months, your denturologist installs your new dentures on the implants, when the healing of your gums is completed.