Dental Implants in West Airdrie
You might think that a gap in your grin is only a cosmetic problem, but even one missing tooth can cause bone loss in your jaw and alignment problems with the rest of your teeth! You could have a bridge over the gap or a partial denture fitted to help maintain your bite, but neither of those solutions address the loss of bone.
Fortunately, an implant may be your best solution!
Dental implants provide a strong, permanent solution to both problems. The implant is a titanium “root” that will be inserted into your jaw, where your real tooth once stood. A porcelain crown will be attached to the top of the implant. It will look, feel, and function almost like a natural tooth, except a lot stronger!
Better Than Dentures
If you already have dentures, you might think that dental implants are not for you. But it’s worth giving the procedure some consideration. Implants improve the function of your teeth and mouth in many ways!
● Improved function: You will be able to chew your favorite meals with confidence.
● Improved speech: Dentures slip and slide around your mouth, making it difficult to say words properly. It can be embarrassing if you have to talk as part of your work. Implants become a part of your jaw and mouth. They won’t slide around, so wet, slippery speech won’t be a problem.
● More convenient: Implants are a permanent part of your mouth, you won’t have to take them out to clean them; you can brush and floss like your natural teeth!
If you are considering implants to replace a bad tooth, or to fill in the empty spot in your smile, contact our West Airdrie office for a free consultation. Our dentists will give you all the information you need to make an educated decision for the best health for your mouth.