Dental Implant Procedure Explained
If you are interested in replacing a missing tooth, come talk to us. We have to do a thorough exam and talk to you about the benefits and downsides of all the different options. Then you can decide if the dental implant procedure is an appropriate choice for you. If you decide that a dental implant is what you want, the exam includes measuring the adjacent teeth, making sure there’s adequate bone volume, looking at your smile line, and looking at the aesthetic outcome you want to achieve.
There are a few different types of dental implants you can do. One of them is an immediate one where you take the tooth out and put the implant in on the same day, usually with some grafting procedures involved. The other one is where you take the tooth out and let the area heal for a few months before you put the screw into the bones and put the crown on top of it.
Every person is different, so you should have a detailed conversation with your dentist about which type of dental implant procedure is right for you. A dental implant is a titanium screw that goes into the bone and forms a connection with the bone. The process is called osseointegration. We can use that screw to hold a fixture or a crown. Dental implants are not appropriate for every person. Sometimes dental implants are counter-indicated based on your medical history or the amount of bone you have or the type of tissues you have.
Have a detailed conversation with your dentist before deciding if dental implants are a good option for you. One thing with dental implants is that they don’t have a ligament around them as regular teeth do so, when you’ve put a dental implant in, there’s no movement to it, unlike your other teeth. A lot of treatment planning needs to be done to make sure there aren’t excess forces on these dental implants.
At Inglewood Family Dental, we believe that dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Call us at (403) 265-5888 to request your consultation to learn more about the dental implant procedure at Inglewood Family Dental!