Fill in the gaps with a dental implant placement
Are you missing teeth? Some of the most common reasons for missing teeth are sports injuries and accidents. Many people look for a solution to regain their confidence, stripped away from gaps in their teeth. A dental implant placement is a permanent solution to replace absent roots and support artificially replaced teeth. They also offer longevity, reliability and reassurance.
As an alternative to bridges or dentures, a dental implant placement would be the next recommendation. At Crowsnest Dental, we work together with the patient to provide outstanding care of your oral health. We can recommend or refer to a specialist for a dental implant procedure as a treatment option for your oral care. They feel good and look beautiful, just like real teeth.
What are dental implants?
During the dental implant placement, dental implants are carefully placed in the jawbone where they act as an artificial tooth root. Eventually, the bone will grow around the implant giving it strength like a natural root. To complete the implant, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant, and secured in place. It will be designed to blend in with your natural teeth! Unlike dentures, dental implants do not shift or move.
There are a few guidelines to consider if a dental implant placement is an option for you:
If you are in relatively good health.
Have healthy gums
Have enough bone in your jaw to anchor and hold a dental implant.
There is also the possibility of receiving a bone graft to add bone to your jawbone to facilitate the method.
Speak to your dentist to learn about your options and see if you are a fit candidate to receive a dental implant placement.
Are you a candidate for dental implant placement?
A dental implant replacement may offer solutions for patients who cannot function adequately with conventional dentures. Dental implants restore the proper function to an area which is missing a tooth. In some cases, a dental implant replacement is a better option to replace a tooth than a bridge. Especially since it does not affect the structural integrity of the adjacent teeth. However, not every patient is a candidate for implants. The most common issues preventing a patient from being a candidate would be lack of bone support or space between existing teeth. We will examine your case and help you decide which option is best for you.
What is involved in a dental implant placement?
First, surgery is performed to place the anchor. Some dental implants require a second placement surgery in which a post is attached to connect the anchor to the replacement teeth. With other implants, the anchor and post are already attached and are placed at the same time.
After the dental implant placement, the gums and bone have had time to heal around the implant, which may take several weeks. Now, the next step begins. The artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor.
A dental implant placement is a great remedy to replace one or more missing teeth.
If you’re wondering if a dental implant placement is right for you, give Crowsnest Dental a call today by dialling 403-562-2236.