A Basic Introduction to Dental Implants

Dental implants are best suited for people who have gaps between their teeth, an entire tooth missing, cavities, and crooked teeth. The application of implants includes setting a small titanium screw into the bone of the tooth in a position where the root is. Once the screw is set in place, a prosthetic tooth is attached to the base of the screw, which holds the prosthetic permanently in place so that it does not loosen up. This makes the replacement tooth sit solidly, filling in the gap of the removed tooth.

Dental implants are healthier for the patients’ mouths than dentures or bridges, and they also look more natural when compared to the other two. Dental bridges last for a long time, but dental implants are permanent and easier to adjust to. The process of installing dental bridges is more complicated, and if not done correctly, it might make the teeth weaker and prone to further damage in the future as the bridge starts to wear off. Another reason to select dental implants is that these are permanently attached to the jaw bone with the small titanium screw, whereas dental bridges and dentures only cover the missing teeth from the outside. This means that the jaw bone surrounding it may get damaged and deteriorate if that area is not cleaned properly.

There are two types of implants:endosteal and subperiosteal.Endosteal implants are more commonly used among patients. Your dentists will examine your current dental health as well as your previous medical and dental history, thereafter, determining which type is best for you. However, in order to get adequate consultation on this procedure, setting an appointment at our clinic can help provide information and answers to any concerns you may be having.Undergoing surgery is serious and the dentists at Toothworks Calgary are highly experienced in such procedures. At Toothworks, our dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly, check your medical records, and give you the exact type of treatment that you need.