Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium alloy) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and enhance or restore a patient’s smile.

Implants are very strong, stable and durable and last many years, but on occasion, the actual implant in the bone, or the crown or bridge attached to the implant, may require some maintenance.

Dr. Jack Lipkin has been a certified Prosthodontist for 40 years, and was amongst the first Prosthodontists in full time private practice in Canada, to restore dental implant cases on an ongoing basis.

Dr. Lipkin works with numerous, excellent, implant surgical specialists in Winnipeg, utilizing the latest techniques, tools, equipment and technology.

REASONS FOR
DENTAL IMPLANTS:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

HOW IT’S DONE:

Getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone quality and quantity, gum tissue and spacing available for an implant. A cone beam CT scan, (sometimes only a panoramic radiograph is needed) is made of the patient's teeth and jaw anatomy and is used diagnostically to determine implant placement with a very high degree of precision. Dr. Lipkin consistently and routinely meets with his implant surgeons to determine the final treatment plan, including the number and location of implants required and the size and angle of each implant to be placed, making sure that the most ideal result will be obtained given bone quality / quantity, jaw anatomy, gum (periodontal) health, and bite relationships.

On the day of surgery, the surgeon will numb the area, and the implant is surgically placed into the bone. It is allowed to heal and integrate itself into the bone for up to six months.

At times, a second surgery may be required in order to expose the implant, allowing Dr. Lipkin to place the abutment (post) that will ultimately hold the artificial tooth, or bridge, in place.

After a few more weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the implant. Because several fittings may be required, this can take a month or two to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

Of course, each patient is unique and implant treatments are highly variable. Some complex implant restorations may require 3- 5 months of prosthodontic work to complete.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium alloy) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and enhance or restore a patient’s smile.

Implants are very strong, stable and durable and last many years, but on occasion, the actual implant in the bone, or the crown or bridge attached to the implant, may require some maintenance.

Dr. Jack Lipkin has been a certified Prosthodontist for 40 years, and was amongst the first Prosthodontists in full time private practice in Canada, to restore dental implant cases on an ongoing basis.

Dr. Lipkin works with numerous, excellent, implant surgical specialists in Winnipeg, utilizing the latest techniques, tools, equipment and technology.

REASONS FOR
DENTAL IMPLANTS:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

HOW IT’S DONE:

Getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone quality and quantity, gum tissue and spacing available for an implant. A cone beam CT scan, (sometimes only a panoramic radiograph is needed) is made of the patient’s teeth and jaw anatomy and is used diagnostically to determine implant placement with a very high degree of precision. Dr. Lipkin consistently and routinely meets with his implant surgeons to determine the final treatment plan, including the number and location of implants required and the size and angle of each implant to be placed, making sure that the most ideal result will be obtained given bone quality / quantity, jaw anatomy, gum (periodontal) health, and bite relationships.

On the day of surgery, the surgeon will numb the area, and the implant is surgically placed into the bone. It is allowed to heal and integrate itself into the bone for up to six months.

At times, a second surgery may be required in order to expose the implant, allowing Dr. Lipkin to place the abutment (post) that will ultimately hold the artificial tooth, or bridge, in place.

After a few more weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the implant. Because several fittings may be required, this can take a month or two to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

Of course, each patient is unique and implant treatments are highly variable. Some complex implant restorations may require 3- 5 months of prosthodontic work to complete.