You’re missing some teeth, and you’ve been thinking about getting dental prostheses for a while, but you’re worried that they won’t look natural or fit comfortably. You’ve put off getting your perfect smile back because you think that people will be able to tell when you have fake teeth. Don’t put it off any longer.
If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, getting dental implants could be a big hassle, not to mention a fearful and anxious experience. Instead, Dr. Hartley and his caring dental team in Calgary can give you full or partial dentures that will fit comfortably and function well. They’ll look and act just like natural teeth—returning your quality of life and confidence in your appearance.
Why Dental Implants?
If you get dental implants, the titanium posts integrate directly with your jaw to support and stimulate healthy bone, keeping it fuller, younger, and healthier for many years to come.
The new tooth looks, feels, and works very similarly to the rest of your natural teeth. Dental implants are more natural looking and better for chewing than removable alternatives. No additional preparation is required on your adjacent healthy teeth when you go with an implant.
You can request dental implants to support your dentures, or you can have us replace your missing teeth with crowns or bridges. Crowns will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and, with regular care, will last a very long time. And if you are looking for the best dental implants in Calgary, we are the right option for you.
If you are missing one or more teeth, Woodcreek Dental Care can help. There are many of reasons people have missing teeth; advanced gum disease, tooth decay, trauma or injury, and failed root canal procedures are the most common. Implants provide a superior alternative to traditional bridges or dentures and can restore your smile that benefits your other teeth, jawbone and facial aesthetics. Modern dental implants are very successful and provide a long-term tooth replacement solution.
If you are dealing with this dilemma, Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacement for missing teeth. Implants provide a superior alternative to traditional bridges or dentures and can restore your smile that benefits your other teeth, jawbone and facial aesthetics. Dentures aren’t without their disadvantages, so you may want to consider a better alternative. They often slip or move, and they don’t support your jawbone, so your jaw may deteriorate over time. Modern dental implants are very successful and provide a long-term tooth replacement solution.
Implant restorations do act and feel very much like a tooth. The implant itself actually serves as a replacement for the root of a tooth and is placed in the bone beneath your gums. The dental implant supports the restoration above the gums. Dental implants are made of titanium, and they fuse with the bone in which they are inserted, thereby forming a biologically compatible secure integration with bone.
The major benefits of Dental Implants are;
• Replaces the root of the tooth, feels and acts like a tooth
• Excellent comfort, no mobility.
• Prevents bone loss
• Increases chewing and speaking ability, especially with dentures
Some Advantages of Implants versus Dentures
Dental Implants come with a long list of advantages over dentures, including:
As opposed to dentures, you never have to worry about dental implants slipping or sliding around your mouth. You don’t have to put on bonding gel and try to make the teeth form a tight seal. These teeth will stay firmly in place, with no adhesives necessary.
Also unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about any special maintenance with dental implants. You can treat these just like your regular teeth. Brush and floss your implants regularly and they’ll stay clean and healthy. These false teeth also can’t develop cavities, which means, no more worries about tooth decay.
Although technology has come a long way in producing lifelike dentures, implants still take the cake for authenticity. No one will be able to tell you’ve replaced your natural teeth with fakes. Except for the fact that your new teeth look significantly better than your old ones.
Dental implants give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile you can wear for decades.
Dentures usually last between five and eight years, depending on your individual mouth and how well you care for them. Dental implants give you a longer lifespan, with these teeth lasting anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
Dental implants carry the additional benefit of protecting your jaw as well as your mouth. Since the posts for the implants are set into your jaw, they stimulate your bone. Stimulation helps promote natural bone growth and prevents demineralization and deterioration.
Your gums will also stay healthier with dental implants than with dentures.
Experienced with dental implants
It is also important to choose an implant practitioner who has the training, experience, and knowledge to place various types of implants, and perform a multitude of implant therapies. Follow-up aftercare with your dentist is also important for a successful implant surgery.
Our Calgary Dental Team has many resources available to help you with your treatment options and the important decisions for your dental and overall health. We will answer all your questions in a thorough and complete manner, to make sure you understand all the phases of your proposed treatment.
What to expect
The journey begins with booking a consultation. A comprehensive assessment of your oral and general health will be done. Medical conditions, such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders could affect your healing abilities. A CT scan will be taken. This is critical as it is a 3D map. Accuracy is critical to the proper placement of dental implants. A CT scan identifies bone volume, density and important anatomical structures. Where the ideal site for placement of an implant(s) will be determined which minimizes the risk of damage to nearby structures in a patient’s mouth, including:
• Tooth roots
• Nerve tissue
• Blood vessels
• Sinus cavities
Once the dental implant site has healed, the tooth will be attached to the implant.
Is fear of the procedure keeping you away from having dental implants done. If such is the case, we understand and are here to help. At Woodcreek Dental Care, your IV sedation dentist in Calgary, Dr. Hartley and his experienced staff are trained in oral and IV sedation procedures and know how to make your time here as comfortable as possible
Your next step
If dental implants interest you, the next step is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Hartley and his entire team at Woodcreek Dental Care will provide you with the knowledge to make an informed and educated decision regarding your individualized treatment. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 403-238-2872.