If one or more teeth are missing in your dental structure, your dentist will recommend dental implants. When the empty gaps created from absent teeth are not filled, your adjacent teeth will drift out of position. This can also cause the opposing teeth in your upper arch to further erupt into the oral cavity which can affect your bite and bone erosion can also occur in the area. Over the years, the popularity of dental implants in Red Deer has increased. Dental implants near you are designed to replace the roots of a missing tooth and serve to support dental restorations including crowns, bridges or dentures.
Implant-supported dentures have also gained major popularity. Thanks to new materials and techniques, the retention of the implant-supported dentures is greater than conventional dentures.
The root-form dental implant in Red Deer is the most common type of dental implant near you, and it consists of the following main components:
1. Implant Screw – This is made of titanium and will be surgically placed into your jawbone. Your body accepts titanium extremely well and it will fuse with your jawbone during the process of osseointegration.
2. Abutment – This attaches to the top of your implant screw and is the base for a crown, bridge or denture.
3. Crown – This is the custom-made tooth that will fit over the top of the abutment. This is the last step of the implant procedure.
Patients interested in dental implants will be required to schedule a consultation with their dentist. During a consultation, your dentist will determine if you have enough bone to support the dental implant, if not bone grafting may be required.
At Gaetz Dental, we provide dental implants in Red Deer, AB T4R 2T4. Schedule your consultation today!