Dental implants look similar to household screws and replace the natural roots of teeth. These implants, generally made of titanium or zirconium oxide, create a foundation for faux crowns if you lose a tooth for any reason. Over time, the implant will fuse to your jaw bone and become a permanent fixture to support an artificial tooth. Single tooth implants are the most common implant procedure.
Sometimes people need full or partial sets of dentures later in life. Traditional dentures are used to replace a long line of missing teeth that you can remove and replace yourself with an adhesive. A number of root implants can help to stabilize your dentures. Depending on your needs, anywhere from two to eight implants can be placed either with or without a stabilizing bar, to provide a more secure fit than traditional adhesive.
Implants are not suitable for everyone depending on allergies or other health concerns. In this case, you may need a dental bridge. Dental bridges consist of three or more artificial crowns cemented together. Instead of implanting a makeshift root, this procedure fills the gap of a lost tooth with a faux crown using the support of the surrounding teeth with roots intact.
What can I expect from surgery?
Dental implants may require a number of surgeries over the course of a few months. Most people prefer to be sedated in addition to having local anesthesia to make the procedure as smooth as possible. If you choose a sedation method, you will need to bring someone to the appointment with you to drive you home after the surgery and assist with any aftercare.
It is normal to experience some pain and swelling for a few days after the surgery. Usually, you will be prescribed pain medication and/or an antibiotic to take on the days after. It is very important to take the medication exactly as described. Your provider will inform you of how you should eat and care for yourself following surgery.
How much will it cost?
Pricing for dental implants is based on the level of care needed and insurance coverage varies case by case. Call any one of our clinics for more information about our free consultation program that comes FREE with every dental cleaning. Our team will be happy to help you establish next steps so that you can regain the confidence to smile and eat with ease!
Crowns, often referred to as caps, are made of white porcelain and fit over your teeth like a hat. Crowns sit over the entire part of the tooth that lies above the gum line. Crowns are made to protect heavily filled or root canaled teeth by making them stronger and less susceptible to fractures or future damage. Crowns give you a stronger and healthier smile while maintaining a natural look. Crowns can also be used cosmetically to improve the look of your smile by changing the shape or color.
Root Canal Treatments/Therapy
Dental Studio London has over 50 years combined experience practicing dentistry right here in London, Ontario. With three clinics to serve you in the London area, you can rest assured you’ll be receiving the best care you can get at your most convenient location. Dental Studio London is now offering free consultations for root canals! Call us now or visit our contact page to schedule your appointment. Dental studio offers FREE consultations with every dental cleaning.
What is a root canal?
The term “root canal” refers to a treatment that removes the bacteria-filled pulp, disinfects the inside of the canals, then fills and seals the tooth from crown to root. Pain, swelling, gum, and temperature sensitivity may be signs of an infection, suggesting a root canal may be necessary.
What can I expect from the procedure?
The vast majority of people do not need general anesthesia for a root canal and can remain conscious and pain-free during the procedure. Most patients will need two visits to complete the treatment. First, the dentist will take x-rays of the tooth and inject a local anesthetic. Then, the dentist will use precise tools to gain access to the canal, clean out infected pulp and tissue, and finally fill the root with a temporary dental material. During your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary filling and restore the tooth, usually by placing a crown over the top of the tooth.
What do I do after?
You may have to wait a few hours before eating and stick to soft foods or chew around the affected tooth over the following days. It is normal to experience some sensitivity and discomfort for a few days after the procedure. Your dentist will inform you of any medication you can take if needed, or may even prescribe specific medicines. Please make sure to follow the directions given to you.
How much will it cost?
Pricing for root canals varies based on the level of care needed which is be determined by the provider. Insurance usually covers at least part of the total cost. Call now for more information about our consultation program that comes FREE with every dental cleaning.