If you’re missing permanent teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Not only can missing teeth be unsightly, it can make your everyday life much more difficult. Depending on the location and number of teeth you’re missing, you could have issues chewing or speaking. Missing teeth can lead to problems with your remaining teeth as well as your jawbone, so it’s a good idea to replace your missing teeth promptly.
Perhaps the most effective and appealing way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. North Edmonton’s Oxford Dental offers reliable and effective dental implants as a permanent and secure way to replace your missing teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath your gums. These posts are fused to your jawbone, which allows them to provide a stable support for artificial teeth, such as crowns, dentures or bridges mounted to implants. Because the dental implant procedure is surgical, it requires healing time before the artificial teeth can be placed.
Once your mouth has healed, the abutment, a permanent connector that supports your artificial teeth, is attached to the implant. Then the prosthetic tooth is securely attached to the abutment, finishing off your replacement tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth, making them the perfect tooth replacement option for many of our patients. When compared to other methods of replacing teeth, such as conventional dentures and bridges, dental implants offer various advantages, including improved:
While dental implants are a great tooth replacement option for many people, they are not for everyone. If you are pregnant, a heavy smoker or lacking significant jawbone structure, dental implants may not be for you. To determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants in North Edmonton, contact our clinic to schedule a consultation. There, our dentists will take X-rays, go over your health history and discuss your treatment options. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our various dental services, feel free to call us at 780-456-7009.