Dental ImplantsYour missing teeth solution
Why dental implants for missing teeth?
Missing teeth can impact the way we chew, show off our teeth, and even the structure of our face. Because of the lack of support of where a tooth should be, bone loss in the jaw can happen. Those who choose to have missing teeth can experience early signs of aging like sunken cheeks.
If you don’t put a dental implant in the first year of losing a tooth, that bone area of that tooth loses 25% of its volume, and bone loss continues over the years.
About Dental Implants in calgary
Dental Implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped threaded cylinders that are placed into the bone in the upper (maxillary) and/or lower (mandibular) arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is an inert metal that is capable of creating a very tight bond with the bone. It is used in other operations such as knee or hip replacements, which makes it a proven surgical component.
The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone forms around a special coating on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration. A crown with the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth is then affixed to an abutment which is connected to the implant. The ‘abutment’ is simply a small connecting piece between the implant and the crown.
In cases where there are multiple missing teeth, or where a patient has previously had dentures, multiple implants are placed in the mouth to allow for implant-supported crowns or bridges, ball abutment retained overdentures, and/or bar-supported over-dentures.
The Dental Implant Procedure – how does it work?
The success rate for dental implants is very high; and, with proper care, good dental hygiene, and a healthy lifestyle, implants may help to further keep the mouth healthy and functioning optimally.
Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of implants have been placed. Many of the ‘original’ implants are still functioning without problems. Technology and procedures have advanced significantly since the first implants were placed. The success rate is now in the 95%+ range! Some reasons for failed implants can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking), or to poor dental hygiene.
benefits of Dental Implants
- There can be a significant improvement in the overall quality of life for patients who have implant-supported or retained dentures;
- Implants help to maintain facial structure and profile, and to preserve bone;
- Dental Implants are easy to clean;
- Implants help to preserve adjacent natural teeth;
- Implant-supported crowns and bridges may have a longer functioning life than conventional crowns and bridges;
- Implants help to prevent the appearance of premature aging due to bone loss;
- Implant-supported dentures help to eliminate embarrassing denture slippage, as the implants ‘anchor’ the dentures;
- Implants may be more cost-effective when considering the functioning life of the implant.
wondering about dental implants in calgary? We can help!
Nosehill Dental ensures that each individual has access to dental solutions tailored to their specific needs, without exceptions. All our patients are treated equally and are encouraged to ask questions, seek clarification, and take an active role in their own dental care plan, in order to achieve oral health for life.
Our team can answer any questions regarding dental implants in Calgary today – don’t hesitate to ask!