Dental Implants

Perhaps you’re you missing one or more teeth?

Wouldn’t you like to speak or bite into an apple knowing your dentures won’t slip?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then dental implants (artificial tooth root and crown replacements) may be right for you. Dental implants have been the answer for millions of people.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.

How dental implants can they help me regain my smile and my confidence?

It’s hard to imagine, but 69% of North Americans aged 35-44 have had at least one tooth removed every year as a result of infection, gum disease, or accidents. When you lose teeth, several problems can occur. The remaining teeth can shift, rotate, and become crooked. This can leave you with a bad bite and unsightly spaces, making it painful to chew food, and it can make home care more difficult. Sometimes the appearance is embarrassing too.

Dental implants are a sure-fire way of restoring the form of your natural teeth and their function, whether it is one tooth or a whole jaw. They can also secure dentures to stop irritation due to rubbing sores, clicking noises when you speak, or as an alternative to partial dentures and crown-&-bridge treatment.

How is this procedure done?

At Iris Dentistry, we will examine your mouth and take x-rays. We’ll discuss your dental and health history, your wants, and your needs. Together we’ll determine if dental implants are right for you.

If you are a candidate, the first phase is to surgically insert the dental implant, which will act as your “tooth’s root”.

We give time for the artificial root to stabilize (usually between 4 to 6 months) which allows the implant to begin reinforcing your jawbone and intercept further bone loss.
Phase 2 involves attaching a placement tooth crown to the implant. It’s done!

Are you considering implants?

That’s great! They truly are a game changer! We encourage you to talk to us directly about what dental implants could do for your smile. While they are a tried, tested, and true alternative to dentures – or going without teeth! – every person is different, and so every treatment plan is different too.

Call Iris Dentistry, your dentist in Waterloo, at (519) 886-8980 or click here to request a dental implant consultation.

About Iris Dentistry

We are located in the Marsland Mall, in Waterloo, Ontario. We serve the Waterloo Region with orthodontics services, as well as general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr. Iris Moreira is an Invisalign provider. We are accepting new patients at all ages and would love to look after your smile.

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday by appointment

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