Dr. Michael Jacobs makes it a priority to keep our patients completely informed about the services we offer. He believes that patients will feel more comfortable about receiving dental care when they have as much information as possible.
Dr. Jacobs noticed that we were often hearing the same questions from our patients, so he created this list of popular questions and we’ve answered them here. We did our best to include the most frequently asked questions, but please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns you may have.
Dental implants consist of three parts: The first piece is the implant fixture, which acts as a tooth root to hold your implant in place. The fixture is made from titanium, a biocompatible material that will develop a firm attachment to your jaw.
The abutment is the middle section of the implant, connecting the fixture to the crown. Abutments are typically made of durable material such as titanium, ceramic, or stainless steel. The final piece is called the restoration or crown. It’s made from a strong, attractive, tooth-colored material, such as porcelain.
Yes, there’s a good chance we can replace your existing restoration with a dental implant. Many people have replaced missing teeth with dental bridges or dentures over the years. Over time, patients often become less enthused about their restoration, finding it uncomfortable or unreliable. These people frequently ask us about dental implants.
In some cases, patients require some extra care to prepare for the dental implant process. For example, if the patient’s jawbone has deteriorated (resorption) or if they’re suffering from gum disease. Fortunately, we feature supplemental procedures to treat these issues. That way, even more patients can qualify for the dental implant process.
This largely depends on the patient and how they care for their implants. With proper care and attention, dental implants can last a lifetime. Proper care includes: brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting Dr. Jacobs for your regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups.
The implant process is designed to be as pain-free as possible. But it’s common to feel some discomfort for a few days as you recover from implant surgery. Before the procedure begins, you’ll be provided with detailed written instructions on your aftercare.
You’ll want to take a few days to rest and relax following your implant placement surgery. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually sufficient to treat any discomfort you may be feeling. Please don’t hesitate to call the office if you need further assistance for any reason.
Recent medical advances make dental implants available to more patients than ever before. But if you have serious health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, it may not be medically advisable for you to get dental implants. Patients with health conditions that put them at a higher risk during a procedure should talk to Dr. Jacobs to see if dental implants are the best option for you.
Children below the age of 18 whose jawbones have not fully developed generally need to wait until they’re fully grown before they get dental implants. Talk to Dr. Jacobs to find out when your son or daughter will be ready for dental implants.
Have you researched your treatment options and have decided that dental implants can provide the best treatment for your needs? Then it’s time for you to begin the dental implant process. Contact our office today and schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Michael Jacobs.
The dental implant process requires three steps — it generally takes between three to six months from start to finish.
Your first step on the road to a new smile is your free consultation with Dr. Jacobs. If you and Dr. Jacobs decide that dental implants are the way to go, we’ll schedule your implant surgery.
It will take up to a few months for your implants to become fully acclimated to your jawbone following implant surgery. Then you’ll return to our office so Dr. Jacobs can complete the process by adding your abutment and restoration.
Your implant crown is the only part of the implant that people can see. It’s custom-made to blend in flawlessly with your smile.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr. Michael Jacobs
5955 Malden Road
Canada N9H 1S6
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 1PM