Common Questions about Dental Implants

You may be considering your options for replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Maybe your dentist even recommended Dental Implants as one of the treatment options! Dental Implants are quickly becoming the gold standard for replacing missing teeth and are a great option for those looking for a permanent and stable solution to missing teeth.

While the process may take multiple months to over a year, Dental Implants provide a strong foundation for your new tooth and are able to restore both aesthetics and function to your smile. While not all Dentists offer the service, it may be worth asking your dentist about your options for Dental Implants if they haven’t mentioned it already.

Interested in finding a Dentist for Dental Implants in Collingwood, Ontario? Let’s go over the most frequently asked questions about the procedure below!


What are Dental Implants?

A Dental Implant is a treatment option used to replace a missing tooth (or multiple teeth). The Dental Implant itself is made up of three parts – a post, an abutment, and a crown. Together, these components mimic the shape and structure of a natural tooth allowing you to eat and smile as you did before losing the tooth!

To replace the function of your natural tooth structure, the Dental Implant is placed into your jaw bone to create a secure based for the abutment and crown. Once the Dental Implant has integrated with your jaw bone, it can act as a replacement for your natural tooth’s root – allowing it to be restored into a beautiful and functional replacement tooth!


Are Dental Implants Safe?

Generally speaking, yes, Dental Implants are a safe option for replacing a missing tooth. Dental Implants have been an accepted treatment option for over 30 years and have experienced a great amount of research and evolution over this time. Today, Dental Implants are extremely common and are one of the best options for replacing missing teeth.


Do Dental Implants Hurt?

While Dental Implant surgery can be intimidating if you are doing your own research online, the surgery should not have a much higher pain experience than most Oral Surgeries. Once the anesthetic wears off there will likely be discomfort for a week or two, but the pain should be tolerable with pain medications recommended by your Dentist.


How Long is the Recovery for Dental Implants?

The recovery for Dental Implants depends on the type of treatment performed, as there are other procedures that may accompany the surgery such as bone grafting or a tooth extraction. However, for the Dental Implant placement, you are likely to experience minor to moderate discomfort after the procedure, and likely to be fully capable of performing day-to-day activities.

After about 7-10 days, you’ll be able to return to a regular diet, but make sure to consult with your Dentist about timelines, recovery periods, and post-operative instructions.


Are Dental Implants Durable?

Yes, Dental Implants are extremely durable and, when properly taken care of, can last a lifetime. After a Dental Implant is placed and has healed correctly, you are able to use the tooth as if it were your original natural tooth. It’s important to maintain, clean, and continue with a good oral hygiene routine to make sure your Dental Implant has the best chance of lasting a lifetime.


Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

Dental Implants are not always covered by Dental Insurance as it depends on the specific plan. As there are thousands of Dental Insurance plans in Canada alone, every plan is different and may or may not cover Dental Implants. The best way to be sure is to either call your Dental Insurance provider or submit a Pre-Determination to see what your insurance provider is willing to cover.

If your Dental Insurance does not cover Dental Implants, ask your Dental Clinic if they offer Payment Plans. Payment Plans can help spread the cost of treatment out over several months, making treatment more affordable and accessible financially.


Dental Implants in Collingwood

At Collingwood Family Dental, our Dentists offer a variety of Dental Implant services including single and multiple Dental Implants, Dental Implant Crowns and Restorations, bone grafting, extractions, and more. If you’re interested in your options for Dental Implants in Collingwood, we offer Free Consultations for Dental Implants to allow you to ask questions and consider your options before proceeding with treatment.

To get started, feel free to give us a call, email us, or schedule an appointment online. We are currently welcoming new patients and families, including those interested in Dental Implants in Collingwood.


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