Dental Implants

Do you hide your smile due to damaged or missing teeth? Do you dream of a brighter, healthier looking smile? My Dental Clinic in Calgary can help! We offer dental implants for our Calgary dental patients that suffer from missing teeth or extremely damaged teeth that need to be extracted. Our dental implant treatment will not only improve the appearance of your smile; they can help with functionality as well!

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically attached to the jaw. The titanium posts serve as an artificial root and are covered with an artificial tooth. They function, look and feel just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are a great option for anyone missing teeth; they can eliminate the risk of bone loss, unlike many other dental treatment options.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Calgary

Thinking of getting dental implants in Calgary? If you suffer from missing or damaged teeth, contact our dental office today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment and evaluate if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment in SW Calgary.

Calgary Dental Implant Benefits

Many of our patients wonder if dental implants are the right treatment option for them or if something like dentures may be a better option. There are many benefits of our Calgary dental implants that other treatment options don’t provide. Some of these benefits include:

  • Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.
  • They are permanent, no need to remove or risk them falling out.
  • Dental implants can improve speech.
  • More comfortable than dentures.
  • Improved ability to eat foods.
  • Improved hygiene and oral health.

Neglecting missing or severely damaged teeth can lead to worse more expensive problems down the line. When you are missing teeth, your other teeth will begin to shift and sometimes loosen. You may also experience bone loss, resulting in a less full face. Decayed teeth increase overall bacteria growth and risk gum disease.

FAQs on Dental Implants

The surgery itself isn't painful since you are numbed. However, as the numbness goes away, you may feel some pain. The pain is mild enough to manage with over-the-counter medications prescribed by the dentist.
After receiving a dental implant, you should avoid dairy foods since they can contribute to an inflammatory response within the oral tissue. Dairy can trigger nausea or vomiting. Despite these unpleasant side effects, vomiting can compromise the newly placed implant, introducing acidity into the mouth as you heal.
Tooth implants are considered permanent tooth replacements because the implant screw acts as the replacement tooth root. If you properly care for your implants, they can endure for life. You might have to replace the crown, which tends to wear off due to normal use or misuse. The crowns can be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
If you plan to get dental implants in Canada, you should know that these prostheses are not covered by insurance. The reason why insurance covers don't include dental implants is that they are considered cosmetic procedures. If any coverage is offered, it is usually a fraction of the total cost.
A dentist will numb you before receiving dental implants. With numbed nerves, expect no pain during the procedure. What you feel is some level of pressure as the dentist works to place the implants. The pressure should not cause any discomfort, though. For patients with anxiety, the dentist may administer oral sedation.
It takes about one to two hours for each implant placement. If you have several implants being placed, it may take longer. On the flip side, the healing time takes about 3 to 6 months, whereby the titanium alloy implant heals around and merges with the bone tissue.
The placement of implant restorations, such as a dental crown within the implant, creates some level of pressure and discomfort to the adjacent teeth. Many patients report the sensation to be similar to how one feels after they have their braces tightened.
It's highly abnormal to have severe pain for 1 to 2 weeks or longer following a dental implant placement. If you have prolonged pain, it may indicate an infection or a failed implant bonding to the jaw and gums. Metal allergy can also cause implant rejection, resulting in prolonged pain.
Gum disease can cause an infection that eats away at your jawbone. When this happens, there is no adequate bone to hold the implant. Lack of osseointegration or fusing of the bone with the titanium screw is another reason your implant may become loose.
Anyone healthy to undergo dental extraction or surgery can get implants. A dentist will ensure that a patient has healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implants properly. A patient should maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Dental implants are considered effective and long-lasting among older people and young adults. Dental implants have improved older people's lives by improving oral and physical health and creating more confidence. No age is too old for tooth implants.
A dentist may recommend that you avoid eating or drinking anything for not less than 8 hours before your surgery if you will have anesthesia. If you are taking medication, use a little sip of water. Doing so helps avoid the risk of aspiration when receiving the surgery procedure.
Dental implants are just as strong as natural teeth. The bite strength of implants is about 80 to 90 percent of that of real teeth. Ensure that you care for the implants properly by brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist routinely for checks so they last longer.
There may be temporary pain after getting dental implants. The pain is easily treatable with over-the-counter medication. If you have lingering or worsening pain beyond five days or discomfort lasting more than ten days, visit a dentist immediately. The implants may have failed to fuse properly with the bone. There may be an infection, or the site may have an issue.
If the implant screw comes out, you can tighten it in just minutes. Call a dentist to make an appointment. Besides tightening the screw, the dentist will inspect the implant's other components and the entire mouth to see if everything else is okay.
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