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The simple action of smiling can increase your happiness and improve difficult life situations. Living with missing teeth can hinder your confidence and make you want to smile less. That’s why Dr. Conness wants to provide you with the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.
Dental implants are a natural-looking way to perfect your smile, and we offer solutions that will restore up to an entire arch of missing teeth. If you’re interested in completing your smile, simply schedule a consultation with Dr. Conness. He’ll take X-rays and evaluate your teeth, as well as answer any questions you have about our multiple treatment options.
Receiving Your Beautiful Smile
The final step of the dental implant process is the attachment of the porcelain crown. This stunning restoration is natural-looking and the only part that’ll be visible to others. It’s attached to the implant fixture with a connecting piece called the abutment and will be strong enough to withstand daily tasks.
Whether you need one or multiple crowns, we’ll customize them to be the same size, shape, and color as your existing teeth. Their appearance is determined based on digital images, and they’re crafted using advanced technology such as 3D printing.
Experience the Benefits
Once the dental implant process is complete and your mouth has healed, you’ll get to experience the benefits of having a completely flawless smile. You’re likely to see a boost in both your confidence and happiness. If you used to hide your smile because it was incomplete, you’ll want to show it off more in social settings.
Dental implants will also protect your oral health because they’ll help prevent dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.
Dental Implant Process FAQs
How long will the dental implant process take?
It’ll usually take several appointments at our Ottawa office to complete your dental implant procedure. The dental implant process typically takes between three and six months to complete. Every patient’s situation is unique, however.
Sometimes a patient requires one or more supplemental procedures, such as bone grafting or treatment for gum disease, to increase their prospects for a positive outcome. In these cases, your timeline could be increased by a few months.
How does osseointegration relate to the implant process?
During your healing phase, the titanium fixture fuses to your bone to form a solid foundation for the rest of the implant. This process is known as osseointegration, and it enables prosthetic limbs and teeth to be surgically attached to patients who need them. Osseointegration typically takes three to six months to complete.
Can you get a temporary tooth while waiting for a dental crown?
We’ll never leave you without a tooth, so while you’re waiting for your gums to heal after receiving an implant, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown. Not only will this allow you to have a complete and functional smile, but your implant site will also be protected against bacteria during the healing process.
Does receiving dental implants hurt?
Receiving dental implants is a virtually painless experience. Dr. Conness will administer a local anesthetic beforehand to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We also offer dental sedation methods for patients with dental anxiety.
It’s normal to experience mild soreness once the numbness fades, though any pain should fade within a few days. You can use a cold compress and over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort in the meantime.
How long after dental implants can I eat normally?
While every patient is different, most can resume their normal diets after about one week. It’s important to follow all of Dr. Conness’s post-op care instructions to ensure a successful recovery.
In the first week after your implant procedure, you should avoid foods that are:
- Sticky (such as gum)
- Chewy (such as steak)
- Crunchy (such as pretzels)
- Hard (such as raw vegetables)
- Spicy (such as salsa)
These foods may harm or irritate the implant site. It’s crucial to stick to soft and liquid-based foods while your mouth recovers from the procedure. If you have any questions concerning your post-operative instructions, feel free to give our Ottawa office a call at (815) 324-2550.
Contact Our Office in Lasalle County
If you’re unhappy with your smile and want to improve it by receiving dental implants, Dr. Conness can help. Contact us at (815) 324-2550 or fill out our contact form to learn more information about these stunning tooth replacements.