Dental Implants

This treatment is used to replace missing teeth instead of a partial denture or a bridge. The dentist works closely with a periodontist, who places the implant, and Dr. Tessier follows up with the restorative phase of putting a crown on it.

If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort, and remaining teeth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth. An implant is composed of two parts that mimic a tooth’s root and crown. The implant itself is made of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone to act as a root. The placement is often reported by patients to be even gentler than the removal of the lost tooth.

Dr Tessier works closely with a surgical specialist(Periodontist)in Kingston for the placement of the implant. Once the implant is placed it fuses (or integrates) to the bone, a process that can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Then, Dr Tessier places a porcelain crown over the implant to replace the top part of your tooth. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. In addition, for patients with removable partial dentures, implants provide a non-removable method of replacing missing teeth, making chewing more efficient and comfortable, and giving you a more natural-looking smile.