Your permanent teeth were meant to last forever, and most of the time, they will. However, when you lose one or more of your natural teeth, you face a difficult question: do you elect for a partial denture, bridge, or invest in dental implants? Edmonton patients, with the assistance of Bonnie Doon Dental Associates, can find the right solution to common problems related to tooth loss. Some patients may not even be aware that a missing tooth heightens the risk of further dental decay and tooth loss. Therefore, it’s important to meet with a doctor of dentistry in order to restore and protect your dental health. And, dental implants are a very popular solution to do just that.
Many patients choose dental implants in Edmonton — and for several very good reasons. Dental implants can act as the most lifelike substitute for one or more missing teeth. Even patients who have lost all of their natural teeth can benefit from dental implants. Edmonton patients of Bonnie Doon Dental Associates have been able to rediscover their favourite foods, smile with confidence, and return to their normal patterns of speech by choosing dental implants.
If you are considering dental implants, we invite you to look over the information contained on this page to see if dental implants are a possibility for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have two parts. The first is a titanium post, or “rooting device,” that replaces the natural root of your lost tooth and fills in the empty socket. The reason titanium posts are used for this type of procedure is that titanium is a biocompatible metal, one that has been safely used in dental and medical procedures since the 1940s. In order for these titanium posts to recreate the feel and function of your natural tooth roots, they need to fuse with the jawbone. Over time, the titanium posts in your dental implants will fuse with the jawbone in a process known as “osseointegration.”
The next is the crown, or implant-supported denture, that fits over top of the post. Together, the crown (or denture) and post imitate the appearance and function of a normal tooth. With these abilities, implants restore your natural smile and offer a more permanent solution to your dental problems. Services are performed by a general dentist.
Who Receives an Implant?
In order to receive dental implants in Edmonton, you need to visit with a general dentist, who will determine if you are an ideal candidate for this type of procedure. There are special requirements that must be met to ensure you can be successfully treated with a dental implant. You must possess certain supportive features and habits. Criteria include:
What Can I Gain from Dental Implants?
Implants effectively replace your former teeth. With an implant, you receive a variety of cosmetic and dental health benefits such as:
Call Bonnie Doon Dental Associates at 780-466-2161 to schedule your dental implants consultation in Edmonton, today.
FAQs about Dental Implants?
Am I a candidate for Implants?
Whether you are missing one, several, or all of your remaining teeth, a dental implant may be the most effective solution to resolve your tooth loss issue. But, dental implants are not for everyone; in order for an implant placement to be successful, the patient should be in good overall health and have sufficient remaining bone structure in the jaw to support an implant. There is also the question of cost that you may want to consider; dental implants can be more expensive than crowns, bridges, and standard dentures. Your general dentist will evaluate your condition before deciding whether dental implants offer an effective solution for your specific needs.
How do I care for my Implants?
Implants require much the same care as natural teeth. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss regularly and visit the general dentist on a regular basis. Most likely, your dentist will recommend a checkup schedule in order to ensure your gums and jaw structures remain healthy following the procedure. By following the recommendations put in place by your dentist, you can prevent premature failure of the implants and retain a smile you will be proud to show off to everyone.
What are implant-supported dentures?
As the name implies, implant-supported dentures use several titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to create a secure anchor — much like a natural tooth root. Dentures that are specifically designed for your dental implants are then snapped into place.
How much do dental implants cost?
Because every patient is different and has unique requirements, it is impossible to estimate the cost of dental implant treatments until your general dentist has completed an examination. Once this is accomplished, he or she will sit down with you to discuss the findings and review the treatment options that are available to you. At this time, an estimate for the total cost of the implants can be provided.