Dental Implants from Reliance Dental in Edmonton
- If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to regain your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently, dental implants may be for you. Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth replacement that restores strength, functionality, and aesthetics. Implants replace the natural tooth root, and are placed through a simple same-day surgical procedure. These small titanium anchors are fixed directly into the space left by the missing tooth and need time to heal. During this healing process, the anchor and bone fuse together creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. Once this healing process is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant which is then covered with a natural-looking porcelain crown.
- A dental implant is the most ideal treatment option to replace a missing tooth and the only option that replaces the root of the tooth, not just the tooth itself. They are preferred because they provide stability for the new tooth and minimizes the risk of further bone loss when a tooth is missing. Implants restore function while being a long-term solution to tooth loss. Dental implants are also a great option for anyone who has become disheartened with their current dentures or bridges. Some choose to replace dentures with dental implants because they can heighten their range of function and can be cared for with normal brushing and flossing, just like a natural tooth. Others will choose to have their dentures “fixed” into place by using dental implants to securely hold the denture in position; this minimizes slipping, clicking, or discomfort that can accompany poor-fitting dentures.