If you're considering replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, you may be wondering what to expect. Here's how the process works.
The first step is placing the implant into your jawbone during a simple surgical procedure. After placement is completed, we allow your implant time to heal and fuse with your bone. This happens naturally over a period of three to six months because your implant is made of biocompatible titanium.
Once your implant is fully healed and integrated with your bone, it's ready to support a new tooth. Your South Calgary dentist designs your new tooth using durable porcelain that we customize to match your smile.
Dental implants can also support prosthetic appliances like a dental bridge or denture, allowing patients with multiple missing teeth to enjoy the benefits that implants have to offer.
Tooth implants protect the health of your bone by keeping it stimulated, just like a natural root would. This also provides excellent longevity since they can often last for a lifetime.
Another benefit of choosing a dental implant to replace a lost tooth is that it is almost like having your natural tooth back again. Your new tooth looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth did, which also makes it easy to care for since brushing and flossing are the same.
Contact Avenida Dental Centre today if you'd like more information about dental implants.