Dental implants are a newer restorative dentistry option which involves surgically attaching artificial tooth roots and crowns to the patient’s jawbone. With implant dentistry, the dental implants are usually comprised of three parts, which include the implant, the abutment and the prosthetic restoration. The implant is a tiny, titanium post which is actually surgically attached to the jawbone and allowed to heal. Once healed, the abutment is then attached to the portion of implant exposed from the gums, allowing the prosthetic to be securely attached. The prosthetic restoration used to replace your missing teeth may vary, dental crowns may be used for single teeth, while a dental bridge, partial or denture may be used in the event more teeth need to be replaced at once.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth and restoring the function, appearance and health of a patient’s smile, dental implants have various benefits including:
Interested in starting dental implant treatment in Airdrie? Contact Sonata dental today, we would be happy to get you on our schedule.