Mother Teresa once said, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” But, if you have missing teeth you may be finding it harder to smile these days. If so, you may be considering dental implants to help raise your level of confidence and rid yourself of an embarrassing smile. That said, you also may be wondering, “how much does a dental implant cost in Canada”?
Before deciding on dental implants, you may have questions and concerns about not only the cost but how it will benefit you as well as many other questions. Knowledge is power and the more educated you are on the procedure, the more likely you will be satisfied with the results.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a process of inserting an artificial root. It is made of titanium metal that is placed into the jawbone. An artificial tooth is then affixed to the implant.
Who Will Do The Procedure?
Am I Eligible For Dental Implants?
After carefully examining your mouth and taking x-rays your dental specialist will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The actual process is in two stages, either performed in a single stage or spread out over several months.
1. Your dental specialist will place the implant into your jawbone, under the gum tissue. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place so that the implant will bond to the bone as it heals.
2. The dentist will attach an abutment to the implant, once the tissue has healed. An abutment is simply a post that will connect the artificial tooth to the implant.
3. It may take several visits to your dentist to ensure the replacement tooth is properly fitted to the abutment.
4. If you are having several, or all your teeth, replaced, the dentist will need to anchor a bridge to the implants. The bridge crowns will allow the dentist to fill in the gaps between the missing teeth by filling in the empty area with false teeth.
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Replacing All The Teeth
Can I Replace all My Teeth With Dental Implants?
So How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost in Canada?
The cost of dental implants in Canada can vary from one place to another. In Toronto, the average cost of dental implants is about $4075. Other places such as Ontario, you can expect to pay around $6500.
Of course, the actual cost will depend on the surgeon you’ve chosen and the brand and type of implant chosen, You will also need to factor in any extra procedures, such as bone grafting. It will also depend on the number of teeth that are being replaced.
How can I pay for dental implants?
Dental treatment is not covered in one’s Social Assistance benefits. However, there are other alternatives to paying for implants such as finance or dental loans. There are also some dental insurance plans like Canada Protection Plan, BlueCross, or FlexCare that cover dental implants.
Everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile. If you’re missing teeth and are embarrassed to smile, dental implants can make all the difference. A new smile can brighten someone’s day, create a feeling of warmth and sincerity and bring your confidence back. Consider dental implants and show off your beautiful smile.