Multiple Locations Across Ottawa
Services offered in English, French & Italian
Joseph Lima, DD, R.D.T., T.D., Adam Lima DD, B.Sc. and Michael Lima DD

Dental Implants

Implant Prosthodontics

Dental Implant

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are long-lasting tooth root replacements that oral surgeons implant into the jawbone to simulate the root of a pre-existing tooth. For qualified patients, replacement teeth then can be restored immediately, returning a spectacular smile quickly. Dental implants don’t move or shift and they can last a lifetime.

Why have Dental Implants placed?

If you are one of the approximately 35 million Canadian and American men and women have lost teeth and are wearing some type of denture prosthesis,you may be all too familiar with the unpleasant consequences. For many people, missing teeth lead to an unattractive smile, embarrassment from loose dentures, pain, difficulty eating, and a less active lifestyle.

Conventional dentistry provides replacements for missing teeth using bridges, removable partial dentures, or full dentures. However, each of these treatment options can cause a new set of potential problems.

Bridges usually involve filing down adjacent, healthy teeth to provide a stable foundation for supporting the replacement teeth. These ground-down teeth often fail over time, resulting in additional dental problems and costs down the road.

Supported Dentures

Partial and full dentures are often uncomfortable and can be very unstable, resulting in difficulty with speech and with eating. These unnatural appliances often slip or move, and sometimes even fall out. The result can be lack of confidence, and the need to avoid many activities and social situations. One patient put it this way "With my dentures, if I didn’t have to smile, eat or talk, I was just fine". And none of these traditional solutions address the problem of bone loss.

Learn more about the advantages of dental implants.

For confidence and security in your smile, contact our denture clinic to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.