Can Missing Teeth Be Replaced?
At Aviation Dental in Calgary, yes, it is possible with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal (usually titanium) posts attached to your jawbone that replace the roots of your tooth.
Over time, your tooth bone integrates with your implant. This strengthens the implant and makes it capable of holding your artificial teeth in place. Missing teeth can also cause bone loss in that area of the jawbone but a dental implant will keep the bone healthy and strong.
Though there are other options available in replacing teeth, implants are our choice in terms of effectiveness and durability.
Key Advantages of Dental Implants
- Dental implants function like natural teeth. They’re fixed in your mouth, which means you won’t have to worry about them loosening or falling out.
- Can be used with dentures. Dental implants can help stabilize and improve the effectiveness of dentures. Your dentures will no longer need to press directly onto your gums preventing denture sores.
- Improves speech. Unlike other oral appliances that affect your speech, dental implants allow you to speak normally. Implants won’t slip out of your mouth, allowing you to converse with confidence.
- Enhances oral health. Implants preserve your remaining natural teeth. They don’t require altering your surrounding teeth. Keeping them in good condition is also easy since they don’t require special care.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implant procedures can be completed in one appointment. However, patients need some time to allow the affected area to heal.
The titanium post and your jaw bone will eventually bond together, which then creates a sturdy support for your artificial tooth.
Implants heal in approximately five to six months. After which, the abutment and the artificial tooth can now be attached to them.
Dental implants can last for decades. They’re not attached to your adjacent teeth and they also don’t require special treatment. Your usual brushing, flossing, and cleaning appointments should be enough to keep them in tip-top shape.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants
Dental implants work well with most adults. To ensure you’re a good candidate for implants, get started by booking a consultation with one of our dentists here at Aviation Dental.
We’ll conduct a full mouth examination and have you take x-rays to determine if implants are the best tooth replacement option for you.
For more information about the implant procedure, you can as well book a complimentary consultation with one of our friendly treatment coordinators.
Call us today at (403) 266-3100 or book an appointment online.