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:
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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