In addition to providing comprehensive general and cosmetic services, the Dental Choice General Dentists offer treatments for individuals with missing teeth. Implant services are effective and are performed to help patients restore their smiles after tooth loss. Dental implants can provide a natural-looking, sturdy, and convenient tooth replacement solution.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are an option for individuals who have lost teeth due to injury or disease. Dental implants are different from dentures and other tooth replacement solutions because they involve the surgical placement of titanium posts in the jawbone. Over a period of a few months, these titanium posts fuse with the bone, which allows them to act as stable replacements for natural tooth roots. Replacement teeth are then secured to the titanium posts to provide natural-looking, sturdy restorations.
Dental implants can be placed with little to no discomfort to the patient. Sedation techniques are utilized to help ensure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.
If you are missing any or all of your natural teeth, dental implants and dental implants can transform your smile. Contact a Dental Choice office in Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta today!
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a stable and secure alternative to dentures and other methods of tooth replacement. Unlike removable dentures and bridges, they never have to be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. You also don’t have to worry about which foods you eat. Our goal is that every patient with dental implants is able to chew, speak, and smile with your dental implants similarly as you would natural teeth!
Another advantage of dental implants procedure is that it helps prevent additional bone loss from occurring. Often after a decayed or damaged tooth is removed, the bone underneath the missing tooth can deteriorate from disuse. Dental implants help prevent this from happening as the bone underneath the replacement tooth is stimulated during chewing.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The caring dentists at Dental Choice will determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Most people are good candidates, but there are qualifications that can make you a more successful candidate, such as:
- Healthy Gums: Any signs of gum disease should be treated before implantation can be done.
- Sufficient Bone Mass: Because implants are usually set to the jawbone, you must have enough bone mass to securely anchor the implant. For some patients, bone mass can be rebuilt before they have a dental implant.
- Good Oral Hygiene: The ability to maintain good oral hygiene is important after you receive the dental implant. Daily brushing and regular dental checkups will help preserve the integrity of the implants, as well as the overall health of your teeth.
Come to your nearest Dental Choice office for a consultation to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. At Dental Choice, we serve patients from our locations in Calgary and Edmonton. If you think you need dental implants, take the next step and request an appointment today.