Edmonton Dentists Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants
Do you have one or more missing teeth and you’re wondering what your options are?
Then it’s good that you’re here, reading this, because the important thing is to find a solution that will prevent your jaw bone from deteriorating and your other teeth from shifting. That’s what can happen if you don’t fill the gap left by a missing tooth.
Bridges or dentures may be suitable in some cases, but dental implants are top-notch tooth replacements that look and feel natural.
How do I know if an implant is the best option for me?The first step is to book a consultation with a dentist to see if your jaw and gums are healthy enough to receive an implant. If not, the dentist may suggest another option, such as a crown or bridge.
How does the dentist do it?Visit our dental implant page to learn more about how the two-step process is carried out. Perhaps the biggest consideration is that you will need to wait up to 12 weeks between the first and second phases of the procedure.
Are implants affordable?From a long-term perspective, implants should be considered as an affordable investment. That’s because in most cases, implants are a one-time expense, whereas dentures and bridges usually need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years. Check with your insurer; implants are sometimes covered or partially covered by workplace dental plans.
How long do they last?When compared to tooth-supported bridges and crowns, dental implants are meant to be a long-term solution. You’ll still need to take care of them as you would your own teeth, with daily brushing and flossing.
Do they look natural?The artificial tooth that is placed on the implant post is designed to perfectly fill the gap left by your missing tooth. It will also be made to resemble your other teeth in shape and colour. This makes dental implants the most natural-looking tooth replacement available today.
Can I eat any kind of food I want with implants?Because your artificial tooth or teeth are anchored by an implant in the jaw bone, it will once again be possible to eat corn on the cob, apples, certain candies and other things that bridges and full dentures don’t handle well.
Does it hurt to have an implant put in?While it may sound painful to have a dental implant placed, it is actually not and often one has less discomfort than with a filling.
Call our Edmonton clinic today to make an appointment with our dental implant specialists. We’ll work together with you to decide if they’re the ideal tooth-replacement option for you.