Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are a common, effective solution that many turn to when they are ready to replace their missing teeth. Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone by your dentist in South Edmonton, acting as a sort of replacement to dead or damaged tooth roots.

Once the implant is installed and the gums and jaw have healed, the implant will be topped with a crown, or artificial tooth. Because they are surgically embedded into the jawbone, dental implants provide solid support for the crown, allowing it to look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.

Here are the major benefits of dental implants:

You’ll look younger
When a patient is missing teeth, bone loss often follows. Dental implants prevent the loss of bone associated with missing teeth, helping you maintain the natural structure of your face, preventing wrinkles and keeping you looking younger, for longer.

They are permanent
Dental implants are surgically embedded in your jaw and topped with a custom-made crown. This provides a stable foundation to complete your smile that, if cared for, can last a lifetime. Your teeth will remain strong, stable, and unmoving.

Increased confidence
Once you receive your dental implants in Edmonton, your smile will be full, bright, and strong, making you more confident in professional and social situations because you’ll no longer worry about what other people think of your missing tooth or teeth. You can also be confident that these implants will not move around, pop out, or cause a gag reflex like dentures often do. Your implants will never come loose when you talk or laugh like dentures, allowing you to confidently interact with colleagues and friends without concern about your teeth remaining in place.

Your other teeth remain safe
Other tooth replacement options like bridges and partial dentures use clamps that hook onto the adjacent teeth, applying pressure that can sometimes make them loose. Since dental implants are surgically implanted right into the jawbone, the teeth alongside your new tooth are completely unaffected.

Eat healthier
Once your smile has been corrected by dental implants that function just like your natural teeth, you’ll be able to reach for that crunchy apply or carrot again, giving you the opportunity to eat healthier, more nutritious foods. You will also be able to digest these foods better since you can now chew the foods you eat more thoroughly.

If you are missing teeth and are ready to discuss your tooth replacement options, call our team of dental professionals today. We’ll schedule a time to meet, assess your situation, and work together to develop a treatment plan that satisfies your unique needs.

Petrolia Dental is located in South Edmonton and always accepting new patients.