Nothing is more depressing than the thought of losing an adult tooth. Though baby teeth (primary teeth) are replaced by adult dentition – when it comes to an appropriate treatment plan to deal with the loss of an adult tooth (or teeth) – decisions need to be made. Carstairs and Calgary Dentists at Carstairs Dental take the time to explain all viable treatment solutions to adult patients faced with replacing a permanent tooth. Acknowledging that resources of time and money will be invested in the chosen treatment plan – careful consideration is given to providing options that will best serve the patient, both in the short and long term.
Dental Implants are no longer considered a treatment option reserved for ‘special cases. Today, more and more patients are selecting this alternative for replacing missing teeth – as advances in technology and case suitability are enabling patients with a range of treatment needs to benefit from the advantages dental implants offer. General Dentists in Calgary and Carstairs – Dr’s Dhillon, Ng and Bhullar are excited to explore with patients the benefits that a fixed replacement option provides.
A Dental Implant is a fixed option for replacing a tooth artificially. The implant itself mimics the root of the tooth and is placed in the jaw bone with an attachment that will allow a Calgary Dentist to attach a crown – so creating a complete tooth. Implants are usually made from titanium and are easily accepted by the human body. A Periodontist, Oral Surgeon, or General Dentist who is certified to place implants makes the diagnosis of suitability with the use of x-rays.
Once it has been established that the environment qualifies for long-term success, an implant is placed into the bone of the jaw (either upper or lower) – and integration and healing begins. The healing and integration of the implant require the patient to wait a few months before the final crown is placed. If you’re hoping to have a new smile for a special event – keep the timing in mind as it can take up to three months or more for the entire process to be completed.
The advantages of dental implants are numerous – from permanently replacing teeth, to restoring tissues of the mouth and providing superior anchorage for an appliance (denture) to attach to, and most importantly restoring a patient’s confidence with a new smile – dental implants are a safe, proven, and effective method for replacing individual or several teeth that patients thought were gone for good.
Carstairs and Calgary Dentists welcome your questions regarding dental implants and invite you to contact the office directly to schedule an appointment for a consultation – 587-317-4388
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