What are dental implants?

A dental implant simulates the root of a tooth. It is made of high grade titanium. It is placed in the jaw and after a short period of healing, the implant becomes attached to the bone; A process called osseointegration. It is at this point that a crown can be attached to the implant; which serves as a pillar to hold the tooth in place.

Why Titanium?

Because it is well tolerated by our immune system, it does not cause infection. It is able to merge with the bone and be integrated into our body.

Am I a good candidate?

You are missing a tooth or several teeth?
Patients who have completed their growth in the maxilla and the mandible (exclusion of children and adolescents)
Patients with good dental hygiene, generally good health, good oral health and your jaw bone must be strong enough. In some cases a bone graft can also be made to increase bone mass.

The costs

The total cost of treatment depends on the number of implants and includes a large number of criteria, an evaluation will be needed.

  • Panoramic or 3D radiography
  • Extraction if necessary
  • Bone graft if needed
  • Sinus elevation if necessary
  • Planning and production of surgical guides
 

Following your consultation, the dentist will provide you with an estimate for a treatment plan tailored to your needs. The needs of each patient are unique, and so are the treatments and their costs.

Advantages

  • Allows to regain the comfort and the aesthetics of natural teeth, avoids the discomfort of dentures which extends to the level of anatomical spaces (tongue, palate)
  • Prevents bone loss / deterioration of your jaw
  • Holds your adjacent teeth in place and intact
  • Maintenance is simple, like natural teeth
  • Replaces one or more teeth
  • Fixed solution

Your Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

Dr. Nadia Rizkallah

DMD, FRCD(c), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Nadia Rizkallah obtained a doctorat in dentistry at the University of Montreal in 2008.  She then went on to complete her studies in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine located in New York City. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in her specialty.

She teaches dental students as an oral surgery clinician at the University of Montreal as well as general practice residents in the Notre-Dame Hospital – CHUM (catered mostly for medically compromised patients as well as trauma patients). She now works in private practice and is affiliated with the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in St-Jérôme as well as Notre-Dame hospital – CHUM.

In her spare time, Dr. Rizkallah enjoys biking outdoors, spinning, hiking and trekking, improvising new cooking recipes without forgetting the most important part of savouring them.

Dr. Nadia Rizkallah is a member of the following dental associations:

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