If you or a family member are missing teeth or need to secure your denture, our general dentists at Airdrie Dental Studio can help.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium or titanium alloys. The titanium implant is placed into the jawbone and left to heal until it has fully integrated into the jaw. This period can take several months. When the implant is stable it will act as an anchor to hold the crown or denture in place.
They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth.
What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
Reduces likelihood of bone loss
If your teeth are missing in your jaw, the bone may slowly disappear. With dental implants, it can help to stimulate the bone in your jaw, allowing your body to maintain the bone in the area.
Provides similar function
While eating, your implants will function similar to your other teeth.
Reduces likelihood of gum disease
Dental implants can give you a second chance at healthy gums, however, not everyone is a candidate. Many patients who have lost some of their teeth due to gum disease have had their teeth restored with implants.
Once our dentists remove the damaged teeth, the affected area may improve. We recommend maintaining the life of your implants through established oral care routines at home in addition to regular check ups.
Contact us today to learn more and see if you are the right candidate for dental implants.