North Maple Dental
Address:   11399 Keele St. Unit 4, Maple, ON L6A 4E1
Tel:   905-879-8790
Fax:   905-879-8799

Services » Implants » Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures.

During the first surgical procedure, the dental surgeon will place the implants within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person, based on a variety of factors that include hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed but in other cases they may require three to six months following surgery for healing. During this period the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. We will provide you with a temporary restoration or dentures which will resemble as much as possible your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.

During the second surgical procedure, after the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the dental surgeon will uncover the implant and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks we will take an impression of the tooth. This impression will be sent to our lab where your final restoration will be crafted. While this new tooth is created, you can continue to wear the the temporary restoration or dentures.

During your final visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration or denture. This will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth/teeth feels/feel exactly like your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the restoration or denture into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.

The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.