Missing Tooth

Missing a tooth or several teeth can severely influence your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and self-esteem. Missing teeth and a reduced jaw bone can make your face look older and wrinkly, and for your cheeks to become hollow and saggy. The good news is that we can help with many options including bridges and implants.

With a high degree of technical expertise and a total focus on patient needs, Findlay Creek is a great place to get fitted for dental implants in Ottawa.

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are secured by a titanium anchor implanted directly into the jaw. We’re finding that more and more, patients are turning away from dentures in favour of dental implants. Why?


There are number of reasons to choose dental implants over dentures.

  1. First, they are permanent. This allows you to relax and forget that you have an artificial tooth. Once implanted, they can be treated just like the rest of your teeth. They can be brushed and flossed—they become a permanent part of your mouth.
  2. Second, because they are securely anchored to your jaw, they feel more like natural teeth. You can chew and talk with the security that your teeth will not suddenly slip, as dentures sometimes do.
  3. Finally, they tend to look more like natural teeth than do dentures. They are usually made of porcelain and are designed mimic the look and feel of your original teeth. This helps to reduce the chance that people will notice that you have an artificial tooth or artificial teeth.

At Findlay Creek Family Dental, we serve the Ottawa region with trained oral surgeons. We are an integrated dental clinic, so we can offer you more services in one place than many other dentists.

One of these services is the placement of surgical dental implants. Usually, when a patient needs a dental implant, they need to be referred to another establishment to have the implant placed. Not so at Findlay Creek.

For all of these reasons, Findlay Creek usually recommends dental implants for our Ottawa clients who are missing teeth. They are a strong, natural-looking option for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even a complete set.

If you’re interested in a more comprehensive approach to oral care and health that highlights the connection between mouth and body, contact us below about our holistic practices and how they can benefit you.