Why consider getting dental implants?

Have you lost one or more teeth due to decay, illness, accident or injury? In years past, you may have chosen other options, but modern dental implants have become more viable and affordable. 

Why should I consider dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to a common problem – tooth loss. People may, however, feel intimidated by the thought of getting dental implants due to the perceived expense and potential pain associated with dental surgery. If you suffer from tooth loss and are considering your tooth replacement options, our Calgary dentists may be able to help alleviate some of your concerns about dental implants.

Practicality

Are you worried you won’t have time to maintain your dental implants? Unlike dentures (which require continual disinfection and special care at night), dental implants can be cared for in the same way as your regular teeth.

If you stick to a regular, diligent oral health routine approved by your dentist, your implants continue to function as they should – no special maintenance required.

Dental implants require dental surgery, making the procedure somewhat more invasive than other tooth replacement options. However, in the long run implants may require less maintenance than dentures or bridges, and recent advancements in dental technology and techniques have made the dental implant process easier than in decades past.

Minimal Discomfort

Though no surgical procedure is free from discomfort, you may be interested to know that patients typically feel less pain following dental implant surgery than after a tooth extraction.

Plus, placing implants during the same appointment for your tooth extraction means you may notice less discomfort as a result of the implants themselves.

Dental sedation might also be an option if you're worried that you won't be able to relax during your dental implant appointments.

More Affordable Than You Might Think

Though you may have looked into dental implants before due to concerns over affordability, you may want to take a second look and consider their lifetime cost compared to other options. With dentures, consider extra costs that come with accessories, such as disinfectants, storage cases and more.

Bridges need to be replaced every five or so years, and you may have to take time off of work to recover.

The maintenance costs for bridges and dentures can add up over the years. Taken into consideration along with the fact that (if cared for properly) dental implants can last a lifetime, choosing implants might actually make sense for you.

What can I expect during the dental implant procedure?

The implant is laid surgically into your jaw bone, underneath the gum tissue. After the surgery, healing will typically take between 3 to 6 months. The patient will then return to complete the procedure. At this time, the tooth replacement will be attached to the implant. The tooth replacement will be chosen based on the best option for you and may be a crown, a bridge or a denture. Each of these options will have the function and appearance of a natural tooth. 

Are you thinking about getting dental implants and have questions? Our Calgary dentist can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Your full service Calgary dental team, conveniently located at Market Mall. 

We strive to always provide you with the best service possible to keep your smile healthy. Whether you require a simple cleaning or a more complex treatment, we're here for you. 


Questions? We're happy to help!

Contact our team via phone, online chat or by filling out a form. We will do our best to get you the information you need.

Feeling Anxious? Don't Worry!

We work with you to ensure you understand your treatment. We also offer sedation services to ease your nerves.

Welcoming new patients to join us.

Our team of general dentists and dental professionals are currently accepting new patients to join our dental family. 

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