Complete Your Smile: Get Dental Implants in Edmonton

Dental implants are natural-looking and natural-feeling replacements for missing teeth. The implant is a two-part structure: a strong titanium root that fuses with the bone in the jaw and a crown that makes the implant look and function like a normal tooth. If you already have partial or full dentures, implants can even be used to anchor these to help you achieve greater comfort and security while chewing, talking and smiling. Visit Oliver Family Dental in Edmonton for answers to your questions about dental implants and an assessment to help you decide if implants would be right for you.

Advantages of Getting Dental Implants

While removable dentures have been the historic go-to solution for missing teeth, they are not fixed and patients with dentures may experience slippage while eating or talking and irritation when the dentures rub against the gums. Additionally, as you age and gums shrink and recede, the fit of your dentures may be affected. Our patients tell us that dental implants offer:

  • Protection for your jawbone and natural teeth: Missing teeth can lead to deterioration of the jawbone and changes to the shape of your face and smile. The dental implant fuses with your jaw and helps the bone retain its strength and shape. Bridges anchored to natural teeth can cause damage to adjoining teeth; this damage can be avoided with dental implants
  • Freedom to eat the fresh foods you enjoy: Since dental implants feel and function like normal teeth, you’ll be able to eat your favourite foods without worry.
  • Greater comfort than dentures: Dentures can move while you chew and particles of food can get caught between your gum and denture causing irritation. Most of our patients feel comfortable eating even crunchy food with dental implants.
  • Confidence in speaking: Missing teeth and slipping dentures can cause you to mumble or to slur your words. Dental implants help you to speak clearly.
  • A long-term solution: While dentures and bridges anchored to teeth generally need replacing in 5 to 10 years, dental implants can last a lifetime (with occasional adjustments, if necessary) when properly implanted and cared for.

Eligibility for Dental Implants

While most individuals qualify for a dental implant, several factors about a person’s oral health history can determine if an implant can be fitted. People with healthy gums and teeth and who brush regularly are usually able to get dental implants. However, heavy smokers, people who have had radiation therapy near the head or those with uncontrolled chronic disorders may need additional consideration. Schedule an appointment to talk with one of our dentists to determine if dental implants are best for you.

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