What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an excellent option for replacing missing teeth and enhancing your smile. Do you have questions about dental implants what how the procedure works? Watch this video by Calgary dentist Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh, as he answers the frequently asked question of “What is a dental implant?”

When people come into the office with missing teeth, they generally want to know how they can replace those missing teeth. Sometimes they’ve heard of different treatment options to replace those missing teeth, one of which might be a dental implant. They ask what are the benefits of dental implants and what are the drawbacks in relation to other treatment modalities?

Basically, dental implants are screws that form a bond with the jaw, called osteointegration, and you can use these screws to hold a tooth so that you can replace the missing tooth that’s been bothering you. The main benefit of a dental implant is that you regain chewing function and you’re able to eat; and for aesthetics, sometimes that becomes huge as well. With dental implants, one of the benefits compared to some of the traditional ways of replacing teeth is you don’t have to touch adjacent teeth.

When we do a bridge, we have to cut the teeth that are beside the edentulous or missing tooth space. With the dental implants, you no longer have to do that, so a lot of people like that better. Sometimes it makes cleaning easier as well. With a bridge, you have to floss underneath it.

A lot of times with a dental implant, especially for a single-tooth implant, you can just floss between the teeth and treat it like a normal tooth in your mouth.

Are you considering a dental implant, or looking for a dentist in Calgary? Contact Inglewood Family Dental to arrange your implant consultation. We offer flexible financing and follow the 2020 Albert dental fee guide. Call today, we look forward to putting a smile on your face!

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