Missing teeth are no uncommon occurrence. There can be a large list of reasons why tooth restorations are needed; regardless of the reason, our team at Beddington Dental provides several different treatment options to improve the function and look of individual smiles. Dental implants are frequently used by our Calgary team as an effective way to correct smiles. Continue reading on to learn more about dental implants and see if you could benefit from this restoration.
As previously mentioned, there are quite a few options to replace individual teeth. However, few of these treatments can replace the entire tooth’s root. Dental implants help to provide a new tooth and new root to allow for a more stable foundation. This restoration is typically made out of a durable titanium rod and it is placed through a surgical procedure. After the titanium rod is attached to the jaw bone, your dentist will discuss different restorations that can be placed on top of the implant. Some options are dentures, partials, or dental crowns. These options can all be made out of materials that look and feel like your natural teeth do and allow for a united smile that blends together.
Prior to your procedure, your dentist will discuss different anaesthetic options that might work best for your situation. The anaesthesia is to avoid any possibility of experiencing pain or discomfort during the procedure. Once the area is numb, your oral surgeon will place the titanium rod in the jaw. The healing process can be quite lengthy and should be totally complete before placing a final restoration on top of the dental implant. After the procedure, your doctor will prescribe you with any needed medications that will help to allow for a smooth healing period with low amounts of discomfort.
Are you in need of a tooth replacement that is safe and efficient? If so, we encourage you to contact our Beddington Dental team in Calgary to set up your next appointment today!