What are dental implants and how do they work?
If you’ve been in an accident, have missing teeth – dental implants may be the ideal solution. But where do you start? Thinking about getting dental implants from a Winnipeg dentist? Perhaps, from Regent Avenue Dental Centre? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. Read on to learn more about what dental implants are, how they work, and why you want to get them from us!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a special type of restorative dental treatment. They’re designed to permanently replace one or more of your missing teeth as an alternative to a dental bridge or partial denture.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants have two parts. The implant itself is a small, screw-shaped piece of titanium. It’s surgically placed into your jawbone. Once it heals this implant will function as an artificial tooth root. Then, an implant-supported restoration like a dental crown (also known as a false tooth) is attached, restoring your smile and the functionality of your teeth.
Why would I need a dental implant?
You may need a dental implant if you’ve lost a tooth and find that you are in pain or have trouble eating, drinking, or speaking because of it. Dental implants are the best way to restore your smile after you’ve lost one or more teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or oral injuries. They look and function just like natural teeth.
Who can get dental implants?
Anyone with a healthy jawbone and mouth can be a good candidate for dental implants. Contact Regent Avenue Dental Centre to see if dental implants are right for you.
Who puts in dental implants?
All qualified dental surgeons can place dental implants. However, an implant specialist may be required for some cases, or if additional surgeries like bone grafting are required. Your dentist will review your individual situation with you and provide a recommendation for the best course of action.
How do I take care of a dental implant?
Caring for a dental implant is like caring for a natural tooth. Once it heals, you simply must brush and floss in the area regularly and see the team at Regent Avenue Dental Centre for regular six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings.
Winnipeg dental implant experts
At Regent Avenue Dental Centre, our dentists are experienced with dental implant placement surgery. If you’re ready to get started and would like to learn more, you can contact us for a consultation right away. Give us a call at 204.817.8915 now to schedule your appointment and get started.