Can Patients Benefit From Dental Implants Following Tooth Extraction or Loss
There are many reasons for tooth loss, including gum disease, not seeing your dentist regularly for recommended cleanings and check-ups, not following a recommended oral hygiene regimen at home, tobacco use, accidents, extractions, injuries and more. Certain medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes could even contribute. When visiting the team at Living Wellness Dental Northland, patients in the Calgary, Alberta, area can learn more about dental implants and why they are recommended for so many who are facing tooth loss or have teeth that need to be extracted. In some cases, the tooth may be removed with the implant going into place at the same time.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Benefits of dental implants include:
- Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the missing tooth root with a safe, very sturdy titanium post topped with a dental crown
- Neighbouring teeth aren’t reduced or changed to replace the missing tooth
- Bone levels are better maintained
- The implant may support additional teeth if future tooth loss occurs.
- Cleaning around an implant is more straightforward than other options
- Restored oral function for chewing and speaking
- Natural-looking, permanent, and durable
The best cases to benefit from dental implants are those in which the patient has sufficient jawbone and is a non-smoker. If the jawbone is compromised or weakened, a bone graft can strengthen the jawbone for later insertion of a dental implant.
For patients who have tooth loss or require extraction and are considering dental implants, the first step is scheduling a comprehensive consultation with a dentist with experience and training in implant surgery.
If a patient is determined to be a candidate for dental implants, our team will explain the procedure, benefits, and any associated risks in detail. The implant is then inserted into the bone using a less invasive technique than traditional implant incisions, which cut into the gum and bone. The bone will fuse to the titanium post over weeks. Once securely bonded in the jaw, an extension is attached to the implant, and an aesthetically pleasing ceramic crown is placed.
Dental implants may replace one tooth or several teeth or may be used to hold other prosthetic teeth in place, such as dentures and bridges.Living Wellness Dental Northland serves patients from Calgary, Red Deer, Airdrie, and Canmore and is located at #208-3604 52nd Avenue NW, Calgary, AB. Appointments may be scheduled online or by calling us at (403) 800-0818. Back to Dental Implants Page