Dental Implants & Bone Grafting

Today it is usually possible to replace a missing tooth with an implant supported crown. Dental implants can also be used to support a fixed prosthesis (permanent bridge) or to stabilize a removable prosthesis (implant supported denture).

Dental implants are made from medical grade, sterile titanium which is well tolerated by our body tissues. More importantly, titanium possesses a unique attraction to bone which allows for a predictable molecular fusion of surrounding bone to the implant surface. This creates a very stable foundation for the dental restoration. In effect, the implant becomes a synthetic root.

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The atmosphere is very calm, complete with lovely peaceful music which helps immediately if you are feeling worried or stressed. The staff are extremely thorough, they help to make you feel comfortable right away and the surgeon is the same.
I really appreciated Dr. Valiquette coming to introduce herself and explain everything prior to my sedation, she is very professional and at the same time, you feel her gentle kindness shining through.

I was really shocked when I thought I was still waiting to be sedated completely (I had just closed my eyes briefly) but in fact when I opened them to see what was happening next, the whole procedure had already taken place! I could not believe it, it was amazing. I have had very little discomfort in the 24 hours since, not even needing the strong pain meds they gave me a prescription for as Advil is enough and for a complicated tooth removal, I am very pleased and hugely grateful! Thank you so much Kanata Oral Surgery!


Dental Implants & Bone Grafting

Restore Your Smile & Chewing Function with Implants

A successful implant will have healthy, surrounding bone to support it. Bone preservation techniques, which may include grafting of bone shavings or chips, are often performed at the time of the tooth extraction to optimize healing for a future implant. The extraction socket will then re–ossify with new bone and will usually be allowed to heal for a period of 3 to 4 months. In some situations, an implant can be placed at the same time of the extraction.

The implant site is carefully prepared with cooling irrigation to minimize thermal injury to the surrounding bone and bone cells. Most implants will be allowed to heal for a period of 8 to 10 weeks prior to having the final restoration performed. During this time, a temporary crown or partial denture may be worn to provide function and aesthetics for the patient.

Each implant procedure is carefully planned.  Some implant surgeries will be done as a single procedure with attachment of an abutment component which extends slightly through the gum tissues. In front teeth areas or where grafting is required, the implant is usually covered over and allowed to heal undisturbed. After a suitable healing period a minor exposure procedure is performed to remove the overlying gum tissue and attach the abutment. When we are satisfied that the implant has healed properly with fusion to the surrounding bone we will inform the restorative dentist so that the prosthetic phase of the implant treatment can proceed.

Dr. Valiquette have extensive experience with dental implants. To accommodate the varying needs of their restorative dentists and patients, they use only Brand, quality implants that have extensive research and warranty.  These implants manufactured by the leading companies: Straumann, Nobel Biocare®, Biomet 3i™, and Biohorizons.

For details on dental implants, do not hesitate to contact our office in Kanata.