Are you missing teeth? See if Dental Implants solutions are right for you.

Do you have missing teeth? Discover if Dental Implant solutions are the right choice for you.

Dental implants represent the peak of modern dentistry when it comes to replacing lost teeth. These exceptional titanium posts seamlessly blend in with your jawbone, providing a sturdy, secure, and enduring foundation for your missing teeth.

Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or multiple ones, implants in Guelph provide a natural appearance and sensation that restores both the function and aesthetics of your smile. You can regain your confidence in eating, speaking, and smiling after you have fully recovered.

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Dental Implant Treatment

Why Choose our Guelph Location for your Procedure?

If you’re wondering about the importance of dental implants, you’re not alone – the process offers many benefits for individuals dealing with tooth loss. Beyond restoring the appearance of your smile, they enhance your oral health, prevent bone loss, and elevate your overall quality of life.

Unlike traditional solutions, the procedure also offers a permanent, stable, and comfortable alternative for missing teeth, enabling you to enjoy your favourite foods and communicate with confidence.

What Can You Expect?

Imagine a life-transforming experience, complete with improved self-assurance, enhanced oral functionality, and a fully restored quality of life.

Dental implants seamlessly fuse with your jawbone, creating a dependable foundation for lifelike replacement teeth that closely mimic the appearance, feel, and functionality of your natural teeth. They provide a comfortable and enduring solution that eliminates the inconveniences associated with dentures and bridges, allowing you to enjoy unrestricted eating, clear speech, and a radiant smile.

Advantages of Dental Implants

When it comes to revitalizing your smile and oral health, dental implants emerge as a remarkable solution. These artificial tooth roots offer numerous advantages, enhancing both your appearance and overall well-being.

Some key benefits of the dental implant procedure include:

  • Natural Appearance and Sensation: Dental implants blend seamlessly into your smile, closely resembling the look and function of natural teeth.
  • Longevity: Built to last for decades, often a lifetime, making them a long-term investment.
  • Enhanced Speech: Dental implants ensure proper articulation and speech clarity, unlike traditional dentures.
  • Preservation of Jawbone: They stimulate bone growth, preventing the deterioration that occurs with missing teeth. 
  • Improved Chewing: You can savour your favourite foods without concern, as implants provide exceptional chewing strength.
  • Convenience: Say goodbye to adhesives or removable options; implants are permanently fixed for effortless maintenance.
  • Enhanced Confidence: A radiant smile and improved oral health can boost your self-esteem, positively impacting your overall quality of life.

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How Are Dental Implants Placed?

Dental implants represent a sophisticated and highly effective solution for replacing missing teeth. The journey to a revitalized smile involves several crucial steps.

Initial Consultation

It all begins with a consultation with our experienced dental team. We’ll assess your oral health, discuss your objectives, and formulate a personalized treatment plan.

Preparatory Procedures

In certain cases, preparatory dental implant procedures like bone grafting may be required to ensure that your jawbone can securely support the implant.

Dental Implant Placement

During the surgical procedure, a skilled oral surgeon or dentist will precisely insert the titanium implant into your jawbone, establishing the foundation for your new tooth.

Healing Period

Following implant placement, a healing period of several months is necessary. During this time, the implant undergoes osseointegration, fusing with the jawbone to ensure stability.

Abutment Placement

Once the implant has fully integrated, an abutment is attached to it. This connects the implant to the final crown.

Crown Placement

Ultimately, a custom-made dental crown, designed to match your natural teeth, is securely attached to the abutment. This crown completes your new tooth and restores the functionality and aesthetics of your smile.

Why Trust Dawson Dental

At Dawson Dental, we take pride in being a trusted source for dental implants in Guelph, and we have a track record of delivering exceptional care and results at our dental clinic. Our dedication to your oral health and overall well-being sets us apart as the premier dental clinic choice for dental implant procedures.

  • Experienced Team: Our highly skilled and experienced dental implant specialists specialize in dental implant procedures, staying at the forefront of implant dental advancements to provide you with the latest techniques and technologies. 
  • Comprehensive Consultations: We start your dental implant journey with thorough consultations, assessing your unique needs and goals to create a customized treatment plan tailored to you. 
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our modern and well-equipped facilities ensure that your implant procedure is conducted with the utmost precision and comfort. 
  • Patient-Centric Approach: We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process, from initial consultations to post-operative care, dedicating ourselves to your well-being. 
  • Proven Results: Our track record speaks for itself. We have successfully transformed countless smiles with dental implants, restoring confidence and enhancing oral health for our patients. 
  • Comprehensive Services: In addition to dental implants, our clinic offers a wide range of dental services, to address all your oral health needs under one roof. 

When it comes to your smile and oral health, trust Dawson Dental in Guelph for exceptional dental implant services. We are committed to delivering a high standard of care, ensuring you enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, functional, and long-lasting smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do dental implants have to be replaced?

Dental implants are a long-term solution that typically do not require replacement when properly maintained. They are designed to be a durable and permanent fixture in your mouth, providing stability and function for many years to come.

Is it painful to get a dental implant?

While discomfort is a common experience during and after a dental implant procedure, it is typically manageable with pain medication prescribed by your dentist.

The level of discomfort varies from person to person, and it often resembles the soreness or tenderness associated with any surgical procedure.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants have an impressive lifespan, often lasting for several decades and, in many cases, a lifetime. Their durability is a result of the strong and biocompatible materials used in their construction, such as titanium.

However, the exact longevity of dental implants can depend on various factors, including your overall oral health, lifestyle choices, and adherence to proper maintenance and hygiene practices. Regular check-ups with your dentist and conscientious oral care can help ensure that your dental implants serve you well for an extended period.

Do you have to go without teeth before getting implants?

You do not have to go without teeth while waiting for dental implants. Temporary solutions like partial dentures can be used during the preparation and healing period before the actual implant placement.

This means that you can maintain your appearance and dental function throughout the process.

What happens if you wait too long to get a dental implant?

Waiting too long to get a dental implant after tooth loss can lead to potential issues.

One significant concern is bone loss in the area where the tooth is missing. Over time, the jawbone may start to deteriorate, which can make the implant procedure more complex or less successful.

Additionally, delaying treatment can affect your oral function, appearance, and overall dental health. It’s advisable to consult with your dentist promptly after tooth loss to discuss the appropriate timing for dental implant placement.

How long should I wait between tooth extraction and implants?

The duration between tooth extraction and dental implant placement can vary based on individual circumstances. Typically, a few months of healing time are allowed to ensure proper bone healing and integration with the implant.

How many hours after dental implants can I eat?

After a dental implant procedure, it is generally recommended to wait until the anesthesia has worn off and you regain sensation in your mouth before attempting to eat. This usually takes a few hours.

In the immediate post-operative period, it’s advisable to start with soft and non-chewy foods to minimize strain on the surgical site. Your dentist will provide specific dietary instructions and recommendations to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Can I get an implant two years after extraction?

You can get a dental implant two years after a tooth extraction. Dental implants can also be placed successfully after a longer period, as long as your oral health and the condition of your jawbone are suitable for the procedure.

Is dental implant failure common?

Dental implant failure is not common: in fact, the procedure has a high success rate, typically exceeding 95% when performed by experienced dental professionals.

Our Dentists & Specialists

Dr. Edward Gelfand, BSc, DMD, FICOI

Dr. Edward Gelfand is the founder of the Dawson Dental Centres where he has been practicing since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

He has always been proud to provide up-to-date dentistry for his patients. With a special passion for cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Gelfand combines a scientific diagnosis of your smile with his precise artistic skill.

Dr. Edward Gelfand has dedicated his career to enhancing people’s lives both aesthetically and functionally.

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer, DMD

Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1994. She completed a one year residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and was in a private practice in Harare, Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada in 2001. She has been practicing dentistry with Dr. Gelfand since that time and is now a full partner at Dawson Dental – Newmarket Davis Dr. & Aurora. Dr. Meyer has been a resident of Newmarket since immigrating to Canada and is married with two children.

Dr. Meyer continues to focus her career and training on making patients feel as comfortable as possible. She helps to ease dental anxiety by offering oral conscious sedation.

“With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you’ve always wanted” Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer.

Dr. Mark Sokalsky, DDS

Dr. Sokalsky brings many years of experience to his patients. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry.

Dr. Sokalsky believes that achieving optimal oral health is a team effort between provider and patient, which is why he takes his time to walk his patients through their treatment options and their relation to overall health. He understands that dental appointments are not easy for everyone, but he is always willing to move at a pace that is most comfortable for the patient.

In his free time, Dr. Sokalsky enjoys playing golf, baseball, and pickleball, as well as spending time with his two sons and grandsons.

Dr. Eric Sade, Periodontist

Dr. Sade obtained his degree in dentistry from the University of Toronto and completed a 3-year full time residency program in periodontics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He currently maintains his private practice in Toronto.

Dr. Sade has joined with Dawson Dental to provide his expertise in the area of periodontics to patients who demonstrate the need for more advanced periodontal therapy.

Dr. Volker Stein, D.D.S.

Dr. Volker Stein received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1970. After a short associateship, Dr. Stein set up his own general practice in Newmarket and was joined in 1972 by Dr. Taylor. During the first 10 years of practice he was active in the local and provincial Dental Society executives. He was a surgical staff member at Southlake Regional Health Centre for 20 years, the last five as Chief of Dental Services, Surgery.

In 1991 his creative energies were directed to the invention and patenting of the “Omni-Matrix” a disposable retainer used by dentists to help contain and form fillings. More recently, Dr. Stein has designed and patented a toothbrush with integrated pop-up stand, available to the public at Dr. Stein lives in Aurora with his wife Oksana. He has two sons, Alexander and Christian. He enjoys golfing, skiing and reading during leisure time.

Dr. Amanda Braude, DDS

Dr. Amanda Braude has been in private practice since 2007 and offers all aspects of dental care including general dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics, Lumineers, and sedation and laughing gas for apprehensive patients. She also provides our patients with extended evening hours and Saturdays.

Dr. Braude enjoys working with children and seeing them smile after their first dental visit. She also has a great passion for our senior population, providing on-site dental treatment for many local long-term care facilities.

Dr. Braude was born in Sudbury but moved to the GTA as a teenager. She currently lives in Maple with her husband and two young boys.

Dr. James Nguyen , BSc. MSc., MBA., DDS

Dr. James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Orthodontics. Through the diversity of patients (ages 5 to 70+ years old) and complexity of orthodontic cases, Dr. James delivers exceptional orthodontic care to any patient seeking traditional (metal) or invisible braces.

He is family oriented and treats every patient like they are his own family member. He greatly enjoys discussing treatment options to ensure his patients are comfortable and informed. Building trust is a key ingredient to building a successful provider/patient relationship. Whether they have questions before, during, or after treatment, he makes sure his patients know that he is there for them every step of the way.

Dr. James graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Toronto (U of T). His dedication to academic and clinical excellence is reflected in his 4 degrees from U of T. Dr. James is currently teaching at the faculty and continues to treat patients across Ontario and other provinces.

Dr. James shares two daughters, Belle and Kate, with his lovely wife Till. Having little ones allows Dr. James to truly relate to the joys and challenges that parents go through each day. Spending time with his girls is what he loves doing most outside of work.