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There’s never been a better way to replace your missing teeth than with the modern dental implant. Unlike removable or anchored prosthetics, implants:
Choosing the best type of dental implant restoration will depend on how many teeth you are missing. Implants are extremely strong and can support the weight of multi-tooth restorations when paired together. In some cases, as few as four implants can anchor a full arch denture. Single teeth are best restored with an independent implant and porcelain crown, while four or five missing teeth may only need one bridge anchored on top of just two or three implants.
One of the best aspects of dental implants is that you care for them as if they were real teeth: just brush and floss them daily and see us routinely for an exam and cleaning. Although implants won’t ever get cavities, you do need to keep the gums healthy around them to prevent failure.
Everyone’s dental health is unique. There are a few things you need to keep in mind before getting dental implants, such as having healthy bone and a smile free of disease. During your implant consultation at South Airdrie Smiles , we’ll let you know whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure. If you aren’t, we’ll discuss other viable options that may be available.
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With the advancement of dental implant therapy over the last several decades, the artificial teeth have revolutionized the way our Airdrie dentist replaces missing teeth.
Implants themselves are artificial roots made from titanium, a biocompatible material that’s often used in surgical joint replacement. When placed in your mouth, new bone forms around them and fuses them into place. Their integrity is so strong, that implants can support crowns, bridges, or even full mouth dentures.
Instead of having a fixed bridge that requires reshaping your healthy teeth to anchor in place, you can have a single implant and crown installed in the open space. Individual implants such as these are almost just as easy to care for as your natural teeth are; just brush and floss them regularly.
Implant supported bridges replace the need for removable partial dentures. The bridge is supported on either end by a single implant, allowing you to replace several teeth at once. Depending on your oral health and bite needs, some bridges can even extend the length of your entire arch.
Are you tired of wearing a loosely fitting denture? Consider having one made that can fit right over as few as four implants. Implant supported dentures come in both fixed and removable varieties, both offering you stability, comfort, and confidence throughout the day.
Everyone’s implant surgery is different. Some people can get implants placed in one day while others require a few months of healing between the surgery and application of their fixed restoration. At South Airdrie Smiles, we’ll make sure that you always have some type of prosthesis to smile with! Schedule a consultation today to get a customized treatment plan.