At Timberlands Dental Care we offer dental implants in Red Deer to replace gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to provide the foundation for replacement teeth. Patients enjoy freedom and flexibility by regaining the ability to eat many of the foods they have had to avoid. In addition to this, teeth appear natural and facial contours are preserved.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts. They are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone then bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are attached to the implant, which protrudes through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Dental implants can help stimulate the bone tissues and help to prevent bone dimerization during your lifetime. Bone demineralization occurs after a tooth is removed which causes your jaw bone to shrink and cheeks to become sunken in over the years. Implants also keep your bite strong by supporting and helping your remaining teeth. Once an implant is placed and fused with your tissues.
Some of the common causes of tooth loss nowadays include an oral injury or gum diseases. Gum diseases can impact your underlying bone tissues and causes your tissues to break down and teeth to fall out during that process. A blow to the mouth can also cause a tooth to become dislodged.
Missing teeth can create a number of problems for your mouth such as:
Making it difficult to pronounce certain words
Creating problems with chewing certain foods, such as hard and sticky foods
Weakening other remaining teeth which increases the risks of further tooth loss
Ruining the attractiveness of your smile.
Our Dental Implants Procedure
Although teeth can be commonly replaced with a denture or dental bridges, dental tooth implants provide a stable tooth replacement solution. Dental implant restoration involves using a titanium steel post and placing it into your jaw bone. As the surrounding tissues heal around the implant, it fuses with your bone tissues, keeping it in place. This bonding process usually takes several months since the tissues need time to properly heal. Once the healing process is complete, an artificial replacement tooth made of porcelain is attached to the tooth implant.