A Guide to Dental Implants

If you suffer from tooth loss and are looking for a more permanent solution to restore your smile, dental implants may be what you’re looking for. With so many restorative dental treatments available, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. Factors like the severity of your tooth loss, general health, and lifestyle all play a role. The professionals at Asprakis & Danti Dentistry are here to help! We’ve laid out a complete guide to dental implants–who they are for, why they are helpful, and what to expect during the procedure. Read on to learn more!

If you think you might need dental implants, visit the professionals at Asprakis & Danti Dentistry in Windsor, ON! Get in touch with us today.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a restorative treatment for people with tooth loss. Crowns, bridges, and dentures attach to these implants to greatly improve the function, aesthetics, and comfort of your mouth. Because they are anchored to your mouth, they are more comfortable and durable than traditional dentures and bridges. Dental implants can improve speech, as well as protect remaining teeth from drifting, and prevent bone loss.

Who is a Good Candidate for Implants?

You Have Tooth Loss

Dental implants are intended for the average person suffering from tooth loss. However, this means you must be considered healthy enough to undergo surgery. Patients with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or undergoing radiation therapy might not be suited for the surgery.

Additionally, you should have healthy gums for there to be an adequate amount of bone to support the implant. Aren’t sure if you’d be a good fit? Contact your dentist today!

You Have Uncomfortable or Ill-Fitting Dentures or Bridges

If you have missing or damaged teeth, dentures or bridges might have been the first course of action for you. However, these remedies can become loose over time and prove to be uncomfortable or annoying. If you are dealing with this, it could be time to consider implants, a more favorable solution.

What Does the Procedure Look Like?

The dental implant procedure is performed in a few visits over time. The entire process typically takes between 5-8 months, depending on the patient’s specific needs. Here is a brief outline of each step of the process:

  • Dentist examines your teeth and creates a unique treatment plan for you
  • A root implant is placed in the gum, wherever there is a missing tooth
  • Your jawbone must heal around the new implant, securing it in place. The healing process can take around 6 to 12 weeks
  • Dentist makes a mold of your teeth to create the model for the new teeth
  • A connector post is placed on the root to support the new teeth
  • Crowns/Bridges/Dentures are placed, that are a close look and feel of your natural smile
  • The healing process begins–maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with visits to your dentist


Dental implants provide a wide range of benefits to those with missing teeth. Not only do they improve the appearance of your mouth, but they also improve the overall quality of life in many ways. With a 98% success rate, dental implants bring patients peace of mind that their investment is in their future!

Dental Implants Help Improve:

  • Appearance of teeth
  • Comfort
  • Speech
  • Ability to eat
  • Overall oral health
  • Confidence

Consult with your Dentist

As always, it is important to consult with your dentist when considering a procedure. Because there are many types of restorative treatments for tooth loss, implants might not be the best one for you. Your dentist will be able to determine the best option. Request an appointment with Asprakis & Danti today!

Let Us Restore Your Smile

At Asprakis & Danti Dentistry, our dentists are board-certified and committed to making every visit comfortable for you. If dental implants are your next step, you can be sure we will take great care of your smile every step of the way.

Contact us to learn more about our dental implant services and schedule an appointment!