If one or more of your teeth are missing, look no farther — this blog is the right one for you! There are several ways to replace missing teeth; one of them is dental implants. These implants are used to support artificial replacement teeth that are put into the mouth. Both the implant and the artificial tooth are comfortable and almost identical in look and feel to natural teeth. Here are some of the questions we often hear about implants.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of solid titanium steel. It is placed in the jawbone by a dental professional to replace the root of a natural tooth. The implant acts as an anchor to comfortably fit and hold an artificial tooth in place.
Who Needs a Dental Implant?
Dental implants may be an option for those who have lost teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, genetics, or any other reason. Any Canadian thinking about dentures or other artificial teeth should consider dental implants as well.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
If you are in good health, have healthy gums, and have enough jawbone to hold an implant, you are a good candidate! Consult with your Calgary dental professional, and they will assess your mouth to see if you’re a good fit for an implant.
How are Dental Implants Done?
Dental implant procedures involve many steps:
Step 1: Your dentist will assess your mouth and take x-rays to find out if dental implants are the right option for you.
Step 2: Your dentist will insert a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place and left to heal.
Step 3: Once the gum tissue has healed, an abutment will be added to the implant. An abutment is a post that connects the implant to the replacement tooth.
Step 4: A replacement tooth is made and fitted to the implant by your Calgary dentist.
Does Getting a Dental Implant Hurt?
During this procedure, there is little to no pain to the patient. Post procedure, many patients report mild pain and report that pain is significantly less than they’d thought it would be.
Think that dental implants may be an option for you or someone you know? Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Apple Dental Group today and ask us any question you may have!