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A Complete Smile
Cornerstone Dentistry in Brantford provides dental implant services to patients looking to replace a missing tooth and restore their smile.
Dental Implant Reconstruction (Surgical & Restorative) in Brantford
Precision dental implants are surgically implanted titanium tooth roots, which, when topped with a dental crown, look and feel very much like your natural teeth. They restore chewing efficiency and enable recipients to maintain complete smile.
Dental implants can offer benefits to your oral health. We can examine, diagnose and evaluate your particular situation to determine if dental implants are a solution for you.
Dental Implant FAQs
- How long do dental implants last?
The titanium implant itself can last a lifetime, and will typically only need to be replaced in the case of misuse or illness. The dental crown portion of the implant can last 15 years or more provided you practice proper dental hygiene and attend regular dental cleanings and check-ups at your dentist's office.
- Are dental implants painful?
There is generally very little discomfort involved in the dental implant procedure because local anesthesia will be used. After the dental implant has been placed, you can expect mild to moderate soreness during healing, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol or Motrin.
- Do I need to make changes to my diet or eating habits if I get an implant?
Once your dental implant has healed, you will be able to eat all of the foods you normally do, and will likely not need to make any special changes to your diet. That being said, eating a healthy diet that is low in sugar prolongs the life of your implant because it will help keep the surrounding teeth and gums healthy.
- Are dental implants covered by insurance?
This will depend on your specific insurance provider and plan, and the cause of the tooth loss. To find out of your insurance will cover any part of your dental implant, talk to your dentist and your insurance provider.
Reasons for Dental Implants
There are a number of common situations where dental implants are offered as an oral health solution: