Nothing is as good as the teeth you were born with, but dental implants are a close alternative for when you lose one or more teeth.
You may need dental implants if you lose tooth stability, have unhealthy roots, or lose supporting jaw bone around teeth. A dental implant is an artificial root (with an artificial tooth on top) that provides the support your bite needs to function well.
With dental implants you can go back to chewing properly and comfortably. If you’ve been struggling with eating, speaking, and smiling in front of other people, implants may be an option.
Dental implants can help strengthen your bite and support the forces you put on your other teeth by biting, clenching and grinding.
Although they are not real teeth, dental implants feel and look natural. And since they are not natural teeth, they can’t get cavities. But that doesn’t mean you should stop your usual oral health care regime. Make sure to still brush and floss daily.
and speak better
The first step is to discuss a treatment plan that works for you. Choosing an implant may seem simple but conditions may vary and planning is always best.
Dental implants begin with an anchor that a surgeon places into the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. As the area around the implant heals, the implant will bond with the bone to provide strength and stability. It can take from 3 to 6 months to heal.
At the second stage for your implants comes when the surgeon gives us the go ahead we capture a digital image of a special post placed in the implant. Now our laboratory can create the final ‘abutment’, which attaches to the implant, and a crown on top of the abutment. These two parts come as one piece, ready to attach to the implant anchor.
The final abutment/crown is inserted in your mouth. You now have a new tooth.
An option for a single tooth implant may be a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by spanning an area that has no teeth. The implant supported bridge is held firmly in place by the new dental implants on each side of the gap made by the missing tooth or teeth.
Without doing an exam, we can’t provide a cost estimate. Our friendly, downtown Calgary dental office will be happy to see you and to go over treatment options and dental implants costs. Don’t leave your missing, broken, or damaged teeth untreated.
The cost of NOT doing an implant may be more of a concern for you. Not replacing lost teeth has been shown to affect the whole body. Changes in jaw strain, body posture, muscle imbalance and strain on all of your remaining teeth can be a consequence.
Correcting your teeth and your bite is important for your overall mind and body wellness. Dental implants may be what you need to restore your teeth’s appearance and function. Schedule a consultation or call us at 403 262-9898 today.