If you’re considering dental implants, there are a few questions you should ask your dentist. The dental implant procedure is permanent, so you’ll need to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into and make sure that you’ve chosen the best dentist for the job. At Trillium Dental, we offer same-day dental implants for patients who are missing one or more of their teeth. Contact us today to see if you would be a good candidate for dental implants, and consider asking our dentists the following questions:


During your dental implant consultation, the first thing you’ll need to ask your family dentist is whether or not you’d make a good candidate for dental implants. In many cases, dental implants are the perfect tooth replacement for people with missing teeth, but patients with gingivitis, gum disease, or insufficient jawbone density typically don’t have much success with the dental implant procedure. The same goes for smokers and patients who grind their teeth — these factors are risky when it comes to the success of dental implants. The best dental implant candidates will have healthy teeth and gums, aside from the deteriorated or missing ones that will be replaced.


When you visit our dental office for your consultation, it’s also wise to ask for a breakdown of the dental implant procedure. Ask questions like: How should I prepare for the procedure? What kind of dental sedation will be used? How long does dental implant surgery take? What tips do you have for dental implant recovery? What type of dental implants will I receive? The more you know about the dental implant procedure, the more prepared you’ll be on the day of oral surgery. Our dentists would be more than happy to explain how long dental implants last, the success rate of dental implants, and any other specifics you’d like to know.


Of course, you’ll also need to figure out the financial aspect of your dental implants in order to determine whether or not they are a practical option for you. Feel free to talk with our dentists about how much dental implants cost, what payment plans are available, what type of dental insurance covers dental implants, and any other financial pieces you’d like to know more about. If the price of dental implants ends up being more than you’d like to spend, we can also recommend implant-supported restorations (denture implants), dentures, and other tooth replacement options.

Ready to get started? Contact us today, or visit one of our dental offices in Downtown Ottawa, Kanata, Stittsville, Stittsville West, Alta Vista, Orléans, or the Westgate or Bayshore Mall.