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Dental Implants in NW Calgary

 

Are missing teeth causing oral health and functional issues? Dental implants give patients a great solution for an incomplete smile. Whether your tooth loss is a result of decay, gingivitis or injury, we’re here to help. Come to Northland Village Dental Centre for treatment when missing teeth leave you embarrassed or make chewing difficult. Our multilingual staff is ready to help you fill the gaps. If you are looking for dependable dental implant services in NW Calgary, reach out to us.

 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a breakthrough in the field of dentistry. They are an effective alternative to conventional dentures and bridges. Dental implants 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 denturist 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. At Northland Village Dental Centre, we specialize in providing top-quality dental implants in Calgary. Connect with us for more details.

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.

Recovery Process After Dental Implant Surgery

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 implant  surgery. It is important to maintain proper dental care after the implant procedure.  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. These sturdy, long-lasting dental implants in Calgary can blend naturally with existing teeth and effortlessly complete your smile. Additionally, implants are built to last. Here are some other benefits of dental implants:

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

  • Convenience: Maintaining your dental implant 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: Dental implants, unlike bridges and other missing teeth solutions, 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. Get dental implants to improve:

Speech

Oral health

Dental uniformity

Eating

When your missing teeth make living a normal life difficult, get dental implants to restore functionality and comfort in your smile.

Further readings:

Why Missing Teeth Should Not Be Ignored

What to Expect During Dental Implant Treatment

Understanding the Cost Structure of Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Calgary

 

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; dental implants. Here are the common signs that you may require dental implants:

 

  • Tooth decay: 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. Dental implants are a better, more secure alternative to dentures.
  • Infection: An infection can be caused by periodontal diseases, injuries, or other causes. But no matter the cause, an infection can be taken care of through dental implants.
  • 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, dental implants 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 of replacing missing teeth with dental implants 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 your dental implants in Calgary, several additional treatments may be needed before their implantation. 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 of dental implants, 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

To prolong the lifespan of your 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

 

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

Why Choose Us for Dental Implants in NW Calgary?

 

You can keep your dental health good for a lifetime if you get proper, practical dental care from Northland Village Dental Centre and practise proper oral care. Our NW Calgary clinic is devoted to assisting you in maintaining a healthy smile. We also provide cosmetic dentistry services, such as smile makeover procedures and teeth whitening. At Northland Village Dental Centre, our team of reliable dentists has the knowledge, experience and expertise to offer comprehensive dental services. We are 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. Our team ensures that our patients get a holistic and individualized dental experience.

 

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

We welcome both new and existing patients. Our team will examine your bone density, gum health, and your existing teeth' condition and placement, then determine if dental implants are an effective solution.

Schedule an appointment by calling us or by filling in our convenient online form to get dental implants in NW Calgary. Together, we can find your preferred strategy to fill the gaps in your smile.

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