A lot of us take our teeth for granted until something happens to them. Our ability to chew, smile, and speak rely heavily upon our teeth, and when our teeth are damaged or missing, the problems are noticeable almost immediately. If you have a missing tooth, or multiple missing or damaged teeth, there used to be few options — you could either do nothing, have the damaged teeth pulled, or get dentures.

Luckily, there are a lot more options today. Dental implants are one of the most impressive new choices for people who have damaged or missing teeth. At Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans, our dentists can help restore your smile, your ability to speak and eat, and your confidence with dental implants. Our staff has many years of experience and the most up-to-date training in the newest techniques and technology. This experience translates to a much smoother and more beneficial experience than you may have with more traditional treatments.

Contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss your options with dental implants, or read the rest of this page to learn more about these incredible dental appliances.

Dental Implant FAQs

As dental implants are a relatively new appliance, many people have questions about what they are, how they work, and what the benefits of an implant are when compared to a removable bridge or a set of dentures. In this section, we are going to give you the basic information that you need to be able to decide if dental implants are right for you.

If you have more questions, or you want to speak with a dentist about improving your oral health with dental implants or any other dental treatments, call Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans today. Our staff is highly trained, skilled, and passionate about helping you stay healthy.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are synthetic dental appliances that replicate the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. A dental implant is usually composed of three parts: a post or anchor, an abutment, and an artificial tooth. The post acts as an artificial tooth root and is implanted directly into the jaw. The abutment connects and supports an individual dental implant or a set of implants. The artificial tooth is then attached permanently to the post. While an implant is strong as soon as it is installed, it becomes even stronger and more secure over time as the post further fuses with the jaw.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants are very safe for most patients. They are made from natural and hypoallergenic materials, including titanium and other metal alloys that are extremely biocompatible. While there is a small risk of infection right after a procedure, your dentist will work with you to minimize these risks.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Forever! Dental implants are made to last for a lifetime. This means that even if you have an implant installed when you are young, it should still be in great shape when you get older. If one of your dental implants is damaged, your dentist can remove the damaged component and replace it.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

Dental implants are constructed from a number of materials, all of which are highly biocompatible. This means that the body tolerates them well. For the post of a dental implant, titanium or a titanium alloy is most frequently used. For the prosthetic tooth, many are made from tooth-colored porcelain or another strong material that has the right coloration. If you have more questions, or you want to speak with a dentist about improving your oral health with dental implants or any other dental treatments, call Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans today. Our staff is highly trained, skilled, and passionate about helping you stay healthy.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are synthetic dental appliances that replicate the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. A dental implant is usually composed of three parts: a post or anchor, an abutment, and an artificial tooth. The post acts as an artificial tooth root and is implanted directly into the jaw. The abutment connects and supports an individual dental implant or a set of implants. The artificial tooth is then attached permanently to the post. While an implant is strong as soon as it is installed, it becomes even stronger and more secure over time as the post further fuses with the jaw.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants are very safe for most patients. They are made from natural and hypoallergenic materials, including titanium and other metal alloys that are extremely biocompatible. While there is a small risk of infection right after a procedure, your dentist will work with you to minimize these risks.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Forever! Dental implants are made to last for a lifetime. This means that even if you have an implant installed when you are young, it should still be in great shape when you get older. If one of your dental implants is damaged, your dentist can remove the damaged component and replace it.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

Dental implants are constructed from a number of materials, all of which are highly biocompatible. This means that the body tolerates them well. For the post of a dental implant, titanium or a titanium alloy is most frequently used. For the prosthetic tooth, many are made from tooth-colored porcelain or another strong material that has the right coloration.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are an incredible number of benefits to choosing dental implants. In this section, we will discuss what makes them the optimal choice for many people who have missing or damaged teeth. If you know that dental implants are the right decision for you, call our office in Orléans to set up a consultation with one of our dentists. We will perform a thorough examination in order to provide you with the most options and the best course of treatment.

Dental Implants Are Permanent

Many people don’t like the idea of traditional dentures because they don’t want to have an oversized appliance in their mouth that needs to be secured using a combination of suction and adhesive. Others don’t like the idea of having to remove them after eating in order to clean them. While the alternative — not having many, if any, usable teeth — might seem worse, a lot of people don’t want to deal with the hassle of dentures at all.

Dental implants are permanent, which means they don’t have to be removed in order to be cleaned, and they don’t have to be attached using adhesives. Implants are just like your regular teeth in that they are attached directly to your jaw bone. With implants, you’ll never have to take them out at night and leave them in a cup next to the bed. You can eat, talk, speak, and smile like you always have. After just a few days, you’ll probably forget that they aren’t your natural teeth!

Dental Implants Don’t Negatively Affect Other Parts of Your Mouth

Dentures and removable bridges, because they are attached to other parts of your mouth (i.e. your gums and other teeth), can have a negative impact on your mouth. Irritation, bleeding, and general discomfort are all common side effects of some kinds of non-permanent dental appliances. After the post is installed into your jawbone for a dental implant and the permanent implant is attached, they sit in your mouth in exactly the same way that your natural teeth did. No irritation, no rubbing, nothing that feels unnatural.

Dental Implants Can Improve Your Overall Oral Health

As we age, we experience bone loss in our jaw. This is completely natural, and it happens to everyone. However, if you are missing teeth, bone loss speeds up. When you lose enough of the bone in your jaw, it can have a severe impact on the way you look as well as the strength of your jaw. Bone loss can make your face look as if it is “falling in” upon itself, and your jaw can become more brittle, which can cause you to have a more difficult time chewing and speaking.

Because dental implants are installed directly into your jaw, they stimulate tissue growth, which slows further bone loss while making your jaw stronger!

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, make sure to check out this page. If you are ready to see how the dentists at Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans can provide you with a stronger, better-looking smile, contact us for a consultation appointment. We will examine your teeth and provide you with a number of options that are right for your unique situation.

When Should I Get Dental Implants?

It can be tough to make a decision about your teeth. While many people are concerned with the price of procedures and appliances, other people are concerned about the potential for discomfort. Is it the right time for you to get dental implants? Only you can answer that question, but our dentists can give you some more information about the procedure, explain what can happen if you don’t get them, and tell you about the many benefits that come with new, permanent dental prosthetics.

The two most common candidates for dental implants are people with missing and damaged teeth.

Dental Implants For Missing Teeth

Dental implants are the ideal replacement for missing teeth because they most closely approximate the feel, look, and function of natural teeth without putting any strain on surrounding tissue.

If you have a single missing tooth, you may be surprised to find out that a permanent implant can be as affordable as a non-permanent bridge!

Do you have several missing teeth in a row? Dental implants can fill in empty spaces, and they never need to be taken out to eat or to clean.

Are you missing all of the teeth on your top or bottom jaw? Dental implants can help anchor permanent bridges or dentures, or they can replace missing teeth individually.

While dental implants can be an excellent alternative to dentures, they can also be implanted in order to make your dentures fit better and feel more natural. If you don’t want to undergo a lot of procedures, or you are mostly happy with the way that your dentures fit, a few dental implants to anchor your dentures can make a good thing great!

Dental Implants For Damaged Teeth

Unfortunately, damaged teeth don’t “get better” in the way that a broken bone or an abrasion will eventually heal. There are many things a dentist can do to slow the damage down, but for people with broken teeth or for those with severe periodontal disease, removal may be the only real option.

If you have damaged teeth, a dental implant will stop the pain from getting worse, and it will make you feel and look better. Contact our dental clinic today to find out what the procedure entails and why it might be the right choice for you!

Dental Implants Are Permanent

Many people don’t like the idea of traditional dentures because they don’t want to have an oversized appliance in their mouth that needs to be secured using a combination of suction and adhesive. Others don’t like the idea of having to remove them after eating in order to clean them. While the alternative — not having many, if any, usable teeth — might seem worse, a lot of people don’t want to deal with the hassle of dentures at all.

Dental implants are permanent, which means they don’t have to be removed in order to be cleaned, and they don’t have to be attached using adhesives. Implants are just like your regular teeth in that they are attached directly to your jaw bone. With implants, you’ll never have to take them out at night and leave them in a cup next to the bed. You can eat, talk, speak, and smile like you always have. After just a few days, you’ll probably forget that they aren’t your natural teeth!

Dental Implants Don’t Negatively Affect Other Parts of Your Mouth

Dentures and removable bridges, because they are attached to other parts of your mouth (i.e. your gums and other teeth), can have a negative impact on your mouth. Irritation, bleeding, and general discomfort are all common side effects of some kinds of non-permanent dental appliances. After the post is installed into your jawbone for a dental implant and the permanent implant is attached, they sit in your mouth in exactly the same way that your natural teeth did. No irritation, no rubbing, nothing that feels unnatural.

Dental Implants Can Improve Your Overall Oral Health

As we age, we experience bone loss in our jaw. This is completely natural, and it happens to everyone. However, if you are missing teeth, bone loss speeds up. When you lose enough of the bone in your jaw, it can have a severe impact on the way you look as well as the strength of your jaw. Bone loss can make your face look as if it is “falling in” upon itself, and your jaw can become more brittle, which can cause you to have a more difficult time chewing and speaking.

Because dental implants are installed directly into your jaw, they stimulate tissue growth, which slows further bone loss while making your jaw stronger!

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, make sure to check out this page. If you are ready to see how the dentists at Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans can provide you with a stronger, better-looking smile, contact us for a consultation appointment. We will examine your teeth and provide you with a number of options that are right for your unique situation.

The Dental Implant Procedure

Most dental implants are installed over a number of appointments. Having more than one appointment allows for the body to heal, which minimizes potential complications. The posts will be installed during one appointment, along with temporary prosthetic teeth. During the next appointment, the dentist will install your new permanent prosthetic teeth. These teeth have been made to fit perfectly alongside your other teeth. Most patients quickly forget that they even have dental implants because they feel so natural so soon!

If you are ready to find out if dental implants are the right choice for you, call Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans. We would be happy to set up a consultation for you.

For all of your other dental care needs, you can always trust Mer Bleue Dental Centre to do everything we can to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. Whether you need a dental exam, a teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, or you want to talk about Invisalign® or another restorative or cosmetic dentistry service, we have the skills and experience you can rely on.