Having a tooth extracted can be a stressful experience, as it can leave behind a noticeable gap that can affect someone’s confidence. This can cause a great deal of worry for the person who has had their tooth taken out.
The solution to this problem is to replace the missing tooth with a dental bridge or implant. This will help restore the natural look of the smile and allow the individual to feel more confident in their appearance. Additionally, replacing the missing tooth can help maintain proper alignment of the teeth and gums, as well as help prevent the shifting of other teeth in the mouth.
For those who have multiple missing teeth, or who need to replace all of their teeth, whole mouth dental implants are also available. These implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth and provide a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth.
So how do they do it?
When you visit a Red Deer dentures specialist (or a dentist near you), they will begin by taking an X-ray and making a mold of your jaw. A removable denture will then be created and transformed into a template for CT scanning. This CT scan helps visualize and diagnose the jaw in a 3 Dimensional image, making sure there is enough bone to place the implant into (It also helps determine where your nerves and sinuses are).
They then fit this onto your implant whilst you wait three months for the implant to heal and seal into your jaw. You can choose to have a removable or fixed solution.
If you choose a fixed solution an implant bridge and a porcelain or acrylic crown will be cemented to the framework of the bridge.
You may also choose the removable option, where over-dentures are fitted to an implant bar which can be attached with various selection of attachment systems.
For more information on what to expect visit or contact a dentist today and book and appointment to have a consultancy with a professional in the dental implant area of expertise.