Are you missing any teeth? Wearing a partial denture or a bridge? Have you ever considered dental implants? Calgary dentists at Arbour Lake Dental Care can replace your natural teeth, at least functionally, if not literally. Dental implants are an increasingly popular way to replace missing teeth.
What are dental implants? Essentially, dental implants act as the “roots” for new replacement “teeth” – except that, instead of being made of natural tissue, these “roots” are made of titanium metal. An artificial tooth carefully crafted to look like the tooth or teeth you lost will be placed atop this titanium post, which will be implanted in your jawbone, for a natural-looking and –functioning new “tooth.” No one will know the difference except for you and your dentist!
An alternative to bridges or traditional partial dentures, dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth and making certain that your facial contours and jaw bone are preserved after tooth loss. Dental implants can give you the confidence to eat what you like, laugh and smile when you want to, and feel at ease when you otherwise would not. You’ll notice no speech impediment from slipping dentures.
The process for dental implants in Calgary begins with a consultation with your dentist. If dental implants are a good solution for you, small titanium posts are placed into your jaw bones beneath the gum tissue, replacing your natural tooth roots. Over a period of several months, your bone will surround and fuse to the titanium implant, creating a strong foundation for the artificial tooth. At the next appointment, an abutment will be attached to the implant, giving us a place to attach the artificial tooth. It may take us a few tries to get the artificial tooth exactly right.
If you're considering opting for dental implants, the team at Arbour Lake Dental Care is here to help. For many years, we have provided dental implants for Calgary patients who want healthier and more attractive smiles. Call Arbour Lake Dental Care in Calgary to discuss any aspect of your dental implant needs. We love to give you reasons to smile!
If you are one of the many people suffering from dental anxiety, we at Arbour Lake Dental Care can help you! We offer sedation in dentistry. Calgary patients who fear dental procedures can ask for sedation in dentistry at the outset of a procedure, and our dentists will be happy to provide either oral conscious sedation such as nitrous oxide or intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed.