Permanent tooth loss is a condition experienced by many people, especially the elderly or individuals who have been in an accident. Unfortunately, tooth loss can lead to a variety of negative experiences. When it comes to health, missing teeth can be responsible for weakening jawbones, facial collapse, and infections in the gums. On a more psychological note, the American Dental Association (ADA) discovered that many people who have lost one or more teeth experience low self-confidence, poor self-esteem, and are less likely to engage with others socially.
Here at Northwest Prosthodontics in Calgary, we want to help our patients adjust to missing teeth and once again possess a complete smile. This is why we focus on patient care and wellbeing and offer a variety of restorative procedures like dental implants.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth designed to replace a missing one. It consists of two parts: a root and a crown. The root is often made of titanium and is installed directly through the gums and into the jawbone. Over time, the bone grows around the root. On top of the root is a screw bit to which the crown can be attached.
We highly recommend dental implants to our patients. A dental implant offers many benefits, including helping keep the jaw healthy and strong, and also facilitating eating, chewing, and speaking. Unlike regular teeth, the implant is not susceptible to tooth decay. All patients need to do is brush and floss like normal to prevent plaque and maintain optimal gum health.
Here at Northwest Prosthodontics in Calgary, we prioritize patient comfort above all else. We understand that there are many reasons why a patient might have lost a tooth and do not judge or discriminate. Our office is friendly and inviting, and we create customized treatment plans that suit your needs, not the needs of the average human.
If you would like more information, schedule an appointment today or give us a call.