Dental Implants London

Looking for dental implants in London, Ontario? Smile Dental Centre is the right place for your dental implant needs!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a threaded metal cylinder that replaces the root of a missing tooth. An artificial tooth (crown) is placed on an abutment on the dental implant, giving it the look of a real tooth.

Close up of a woman pointing to her smile and holding an example of how a crown implant looks compared to regular teeth below the root.

What material is best suitable for dental implants?

At Smile Dental Centre in London, Ontario, we know that not all dental materials are the same. When it comes to dental implants we only use the Straumann Dental Implant System.

The Straumann Dental Implant System with its roots in Swiss precision engineering and clinical excellence, is renowned for its exceptional quality and reliability. It’s one of the most extensively scientifically documented Implant system in the world, comprising surgical implants and prosthetic components that connect the Implant with the crown of the replacement tooth.

What is the difference between dental implants and artificial replacement teeth?

Diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants aren’t the same as artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants are the actual threaded metal cylinders that serve as the roots of missing teeth. The dental implant, sometimes called a post or cylinder, is surgically implanted in the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. An abutment, or extension, is attached on top of the metal cylinder. A realistic-looking artificial tooth (crown) is then attached to the abutment, creating a three-piece device that completes your smile. You may have one tooth replaced with dental implant surgery or many.

Are you a candidate for dental implant surgery?

Close up of a jaw mould with teeth and a dentist placing a tooth on the dental implant

In general, dental implants may be right for you if you have:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • A jawbone that has reached full growth
  • Adequate bone to secure the implants
  • A bone grafting procedure
  • Healthy oral tissues
  • A resistance to wearing dentures
  • Interest in improving your speech

If you are looking for a reliable dental implant in London, Ontario, please contact us or ask for details on your next visit to see if dental implant surgery from our London dental office is for you.

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