As a permanent solution, dental implants are often the best alternative to replacing missing teeth. With the help of the latest in cutting-edge dental technology, our dental implant procedure will give you permanent teeth with minimized discomfort. Westside Dental Centre wants to help transform your smile, boost your oral health and build your confidence.
What Westside Dental Centre Offers
Dental implants are a treatment offered by a variety of clinics, with varying levels of experience and technique. It’s important to choose carefully. We encourage you to look into different options, and ask around to see what’s offered. Ask about the experience and training that each clinic brings. Then set up a consultation at Westside Dental Centre, where our compassionate team will be happy to sit with you, answer your questions, and help put together a plan for dental implants that best suits your needs and goals.
What are Dental Implants?
When you have a missing tooth, a dental implant with a crown is an effective option for replacing the tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or for other reasons. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues.
Implant Bridge Procedure
When several neighboring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is an effective form of treatment to replace the teeth. This process tends to involve multiple phases. This means some investment in time and in the healing process. But you’ll find that the process will pay off, as implant-supported bridges are superior to removable-partials or multiple, tooth-supported fixed bridges. Implants prevent or stop bone deterioration, are more comfortable, maintain better facial structure, preserve adjacent natural teeth, and restore biting and chewing capacity.
Alternatives for Tooth Implants
Essentially, the alternatives for implants fall into two categories: fully edentulous and partially edentulous. In layman’s terms, “edentulous” refers to “having no teeth,” so that can be a situation where you’re missing all the teeth or many of them. If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, you may have multiple options available, such as modifying your current denture or getting a new one made. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you can choose a partial denture or a bridge, or the aforementioned, implant-supported bridge. One of our professional, experienced team members at Westside Dental Centre will be happy to sit with you and go over your options.