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Dental Implants in NW Calgary

 

Do you have a missing tooth,  causing oral health and functional issues? Northland Village Dental Centre has been providing dental implant services and other dental services in NW Calgary for over 20 years.  Dental implants give patients a great solution. Whether your tooth loss is a result of decay, gingivitis or injury, we’re here to help. Come to Northland Village Dental Centre for missing teeth treatment. Our multilingual staff is ready to help you fill the gaps. If you are looking for dental implant option in NW Calgary, reach out to us.

 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an effective alternative to conventional dentures and bridges. They have proven to be an ideal tooth-replacement option for most people. They can be used to replace single missing teeth, or many can be linked to replace a whole segment or even an entire arch.

A natural tooth has a crown and a root. Implant-supported replacement teeth have an “implant,” like the root, which is made of titanium. Titanium is used for many medical purposes, such as bone plates for fractures and artificial joints. The denturist places the implant in the bone, which is entirely below the surface of the gums. The second part is the implant “crown,” which is visible and helps smile and chew food. It sits on the solid base of the titanium implant in the bone.

It takes some time for the bone to heal and grow after the dentist places the dental implant under the gums. The bone bonds with the titanium, making the artificial teeth strong eventually. A support post (abutment) is also placed on the implant. If all your teeth are missing, various treatment options support the replacement teeth. 

a dental implant

Dental Implant Procedure

  • You will consult with your denturist to determine whether a dental implant is required. Your dentist will evaluate the condition and stability of your jawbone through an x-ray or digital imaging.

 

  • If the process involves a simple dental implant insertion, your dentist will numb the area, ensuring you do not experience any pain during the surgery.

 

  • In a surgical process, a dental implant is fixed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone.

 

  • Once the numbing agent wears off, the patient may require pain medicine for a few days to relieve the discomfort.

 

  • The jawbone naturally heals and envelops the implant to secure the replacement tooth. A dental implant fused to the jawbone closely resembles a natural tooth. Once the process is complete, it stands independently without impacting nearby teeth.

For the patients who need bone graft/gum graft operation:

If the patient has been missing a tooth or teeth for a long time, the gum tissue and jaw bone around the region may be missing as well. In this case, a bone transplant or gum graft will be required.

​The discomfort associated with bone graft/gum graft surgeries is typically greater, and swelling can last for up to a week after the treatment. A stronger pain reliever can help people handle the procedure better. After the bone graft/gum graft operation, it is usually recommended that you take two or three days off work.

Types pof Dental Implant 

Implant Crowns
Dental Implant Crowns

A crown is used to cap a damaged tooth or can be placed on an implant to provide shape and structure similar to your natural tooth. Various materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, acrylic, gold, and metal alloys can be used for crowns. It is used to strengthen a damaged tooth and improve its appearance, shape, and alignment.

 

Our Calgary dentists may recommend a crown to:

  • Replace a large filling

  • Restore a fractured tooth

  • Prevent a weak tooth from fracturing

  • Cover a tooth that had root canal treatment

  • Cover a discoloured tooth

 

Tips to ensure the longevity of your crown are:

  • Brush your teeth and gums with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and floss regularly

  • Schedule regular checkups and professional cleaning

  • Prevent damage to your crown by not chewing hard foods

Implant Bridges

Dental Implant Bridges

A bridge is used to fill the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. Our dentists can help you decide whether to choose porcelain or ceramic bridges. It is cemented to natural teeth or implants to prevent gum disease or TMJ disorders.

 

Various benefits of bridges are:

  • Strengthens damaged teeth

  • Improves the appearance, shape, and alignment of your teeth

  • Prevents the remaining teeth from shifting

 

While bridges can last a lifetime, they may also become loose or fall out. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing regularly. You should also schedule regular visits to your dentist for checkups and professional cleanings.

Implant-supported Dentures

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An implant-supported denture is a kind of overdenture attached to implants for support. If your entire row of teeth is missing, but your jaw can support the implants, we recommend implant dentures. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures will improve your appearance and smile. Without the support of the dentures, facial muscles may sag and make a person look older. Implant-supported dentures can also help you eat and speak more comfortably.

 

A few oral care tips for dentures are:

  • Keep your dentures in a cleanser, soaking solution, or water

  • Brush dentures regularly to remove food and dental plaque

  • Visit your dentist if dentures break, chip, crack, or become loose

a lady on the dental chair

Recovery Process After Surgery

The recovery period can vary from person to person. A day after surgery, there is generally no need to skip work. You may have soreness and mild discomfort. Your dentist can prescribe painkillers to reduce the pain. The patients are advised to follow a soft-food diet for a few days or weeks after the surgery. It is important to maintain proper dental care .  Feel free to reach out to book an appointment today. Feel free to reach out to book an appointment today.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular option for those who want to replace missing teeth. They can blend naturally with existing teeth and effortlessly complete your smile.  

  • Longevity: If you look after it properly, it can last for years.

  • Convenience: Maintenance is simple; you may clean it the same way you wash your natural teeth.

  • Bone preservation: When a tooth is missing, the jawbone at the missing tooth's location begins to erode over time, a process known as resorption. With dental implants, the body responds in the same way it would to a normal tooth, protecting the bone.

  • No need to change the adjacent teeth: Unlike bridges and other missing teeth solutions, they do not require any changes to your adjacent teeth.

 

Implants can also support partial or full dentures, making these prostheses more secure than ever before:

Speech

Oral health

Dental uniformity

Eating

Dental Implants

 

Do I Need Dental Implants?

Missing teeth are more than mere cosmetic issues. Missing teeth affect not only the overall dental health of an individual but also their day-to-day life and self-esteem. In addition to that, it can also affect a person’s ability to be able to eat their favourite foods. Missing teeth can also change the way a person chews and talks. Modern dentistry presents an adequate solution to the problem of missing teeth.  Here are the common conditions:

 

  • Tooth decay: A dental implant is an appropriate solution for replacing a decayed tooth. It is a durable option that will allow patients to eat, talk, and live their lives as if there was never a troubled tooth.
  • Dentures not fitting properly: Dental implants may be required when dentures don’t fit properly and cause pain or discomfort. They are a better, more secure alternative to dentures.
  • Deteriorating jawbone: If the patient has been missing some teeth for a while, the jawbone may deteriorate and recede. On top of filling in for missing teeth, dental implants can help replace tooth structure.
  • Change of appearance or a sunken face: If missing teeth have impacted the appearance of your face, they can help restore the shape and appearance of your face to normalcy.

 

Is It Safe To Have A Dental Implant?

Dental implants have been used to restore lost teeth for a long time and are generally recommended for missing teeth replacement. It was proven to be a highly effective and safe treatment choice for dental patients, with very few instances of allergies or other severe allergic reactions.

 

Cost Structure Of Dental Implants

 

The cost structure  is determined by a number of parameters, such as the number of teeth getting replaced and the number of dental implants needed to support your new teeth. In order to maintain them, several additional treatments may be needed. A periodontist must examine your mouth in order to provide a detailed price estimate. Your dentist will offer the appropriate therapy for you once he does a comprehensive diagnostic examination.

 

If you would like to learn more about the cost structure, reach out to us; our staff will be happy to answer all your queries. Please read our blogs for more information.

 How to Maintain Your Dental Implants

It is essential to keep them clean and free of bacteria. Below are some tips to follow at home:

 

•  Use a high-quality soft-bristle brush to clean your implants twice a day
•  Use less to non-abrasive toothpaste
•  Choose nylon coated brush to clean the remote corners of your mouth
•  Floss regularly with an implant-specific floss

 

Contact Northland Village Dental Centre for an Appointment Today

 

Our team of reliable dentists has the knowledge, experience and expertise to offer comprehensive dental services. Northland Village Dental Centre is committed to providing all our patients with a consistently high level of service and care. We use advanced tools and equipment at the facility to provide customer satisfaction to all our clients.

 Since 2003, Northland Village Dental Centre has provided reliable dentistry services in NW Calgary to many patients.

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