Dental Implants: The Best Solution For Missing Teeth

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If you have one or more missing teeth, due to an injury or necessary tooth extraction, dental implants may be a viable option for restoring your smile. Dental implants are very common and are often the best solution for replacing your missing teeth.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. When placed, it will permanently fuse with the jawbone and form a strong anchor for a replacement tooth.

Dental implants are often topped with a dental crown, restoring function and providing a natural appearance for tooth replacement. Implants can also be used to stabilize dentures.

If you have missing teeth, there are a few reasons why dental implants are a good idea to help maintain the overall health of your mouth. Missing teeth can negatively affect how the rest of your teeth and mouth perform. A gap can cause your healthy teeth to shift and tip in, which can alter your bite and also affect your jaw and other areas. A misaligned bite can cause TMJ, a disorder in the temporomandibular joint, which can lead to jaw pain, poor posture and headaches.

Your jawbone will adapt to the missing tooth or teeth and might even shrink. This can cause unwanted changes to your physical facial appearance changes to your speech and can even impact your self-confidence.

Not all treatments for missing teeth will offer the same benefits. Dental implants are unique because compared to other treatments like dental bridges or dentures, they will offer a more permanent solution to missing teeth. They can also help to prevent jawbone loss and stop any changes in facial appearance. Getting dental implants at Northmount Dental Care in NW Calgary can also help to preserve the health of your gums and adjacent teeth. Dental implants give the look and feel of natural teeth without the fuss and daily removal of dentures or bridges.

Dental implants may be a more expensive approach to replacing a missing tooth or teeth, but the long-term benefits and durability of dental implants are well worth the cost. In some instances, your insurance may also cover some of the cost. You can discuss your options with us to see what route would be the most beneficial and cost effective for you.

When you visit Northmount Dental Care in NW Calgary to get your dental implants inserted, your dental implant surgery time and treatment will depend on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures and the staff at Northmount Dental Care will work closely with you to determine the right care plan for you and your dental implant treatment.

The major benefit of implants is that they provide firm support for your new teeth and although it can be a long healing process because the bone heals tightly around the implant, you get more security and strength than you might with dentures or a bridge. This process can take months but most patients find it is well worth the wait.

With the implants surgically placed in your jawbone, you will not experience any slipping or clicking, and once healed you will be able to chew, eat and speak just as you used to. You will also dramatically reduce the risk of causing any damage to your gums or surrounding teeth.

Are Dental Implants right for you?

If any of the following applies, it might be time to reach out to our qualified team at Northmount Dental Care in NW Calgary. Here are a few of the issues that Dental Implants can help with, and some factors that may indicate whether they are right for you.

  • Your jawbone is fully grown
  • Your jawbone is healthy and able to have a bone graft
  • You have healthy oral tissues
  • You don’t have any underlying health conditions that will affect bone healing
  • You are unable to wear dentures or would prefer a different approach
  • You want to improve your speech

If you are prepared to commit several months to the healing process, then you could be a great candidate to take advantage of this preferred solution.

Dental implants require fairly extensive treatment, so it is important to have a thorough dental exam before deciding on getting your implants. We will also be sure to complete a review of your medical history to make sure that you will react well to the treatment and will heal in the appropriate manner to make the treatment a success.

Our team at Northmount Dental Care in NW Calgary will help you plan out your course of treatment to make sure it fits with you, your lifestyle and your budget, allowing for a realistic time frame to heal that will work with your current schedule.

Contact us at Northmount Dental Care today to see if dental implants are the right option for you and your dental health.

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