London, Ontario dental practice offers implants for tooth replacement

Restoring the smile after tooth loss might seem problematic for patients who are overwhelmed with their choices. But with the help of experienced dentists such as Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni of London, Ontario, patients may find that they might be great candidates for solutions such as dental implants. Dental implants are a popular option for patients missing one or more teeth and continue to be the gold standard in tooth replacement for both new and established patients in our practice.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is extremely small and is placed into the jawbone after tooth loss. The jawbone grows around the implant, giving it the foundation it needs to support a crown, bridge, or denture. The implant itself will last a lifetime with proper care, making it an excellent investment for patients considering a more permanent option than dental bridges or partial dentures, alternatives for tooth replacement.

Dental implants explained by Dr. Ashish Papneja

Dental implants explained by Dr. Ashish Papneja
Dental implants are an excellent treatment option to replace missing teeth. With dental implants, you don't have to take anything in and out like a denture.

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent treatment option to replace missing teeth.

Why would someone need a dental implant?
The reasons why you would want to get a dental implant is if you’re missing one or more teeth and you want something that is fixed in your mouth.

With dental implants, you don’t have to take anything in and out like a denture.

What is the process of getting a dental implant?
The procedure is very simple. You would visit us, and you get a local numbing in the area. We then place the dental implant into your jawbone and wait for that to heal.

Once that heals, you return, and we will take some impressions to make your actual tooth.

Dental implants are a great treatment option because they last a very long time, as long as you have good upkeep, maintenance at home and come in for regular checkups.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Patients considering dental implants will need to be the right candidate before moving forward with oral surgery. The best patients do not have periodontal disease and tooth decay while also maintaining enough bone structure in the jaw to support the implant and ensure a successful placement.

Why choose Dr. Ashish Papneja for your dental implant needs

Patients looking to have extensive surgeries to restore their smiles will want to work with a professional who is equipped with the tools and expertise to provide long-term restorations such as implants. Dr. Ashish Papneja of Hyde Park Dentistry has spent years of extra training completing a fellowship in Implantology, is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has placed and restored dental implants for hundreds of happy patients throughout the years.

Schedule a visit with our team today

If you are interested in a dental team with the experience and skill to place and restore dental implants, you’ve come to the right place! Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni provide restorative solutions such as this for new and established patients. Hyde Park Dentistry is conveniently located at 994 Gainsborough Rd, Unit A, London, ON, N6H 5L4, Canada and can be reached at 226-271-2522 for a consultation appointment.


What is the downside of dental implants?

Dental implants have a number of potential downsides. These include complications such as infection, nerve damage, or tissue injury during the surgical procedure. Since they require surgery and a period of healing, there is also a risk of implant failure or rejection. Furthermore, the cost of dental implants can be significant, and not everyone is a suitable candidate due to factors such as bone density or health issues.

How painful is getting a dental implant?

When getting a dental implant, local anesthesia is typically used to minimize pain during the procedure. It is common to experience some discomfort and swelling after the procedure, but these can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort for a few days, but it’s generally manageable and diminishes as healing progresses.

How long after tooth extraction can I get an implant?

Typically, you can get a dental implant 3 to 6 months after tooth extraction, allowing for sufficient healing of the extraction site and bone. However, in some cases, immediate implants are possible, depending on factors like bone density and the condition of the surrounding tissues, assessed by a dentist.

Is it better to get a bridge or an implant?

Choosing between a bridge and an implant depends on individual factors like oral health, bone density, and personal preferences. Implants offer long-term stability and prevent bone loss but require surgery. Conventional bridges are less invasive but may affect adjacent teeth. Consultation with a dentist helps determine the best option.