Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth or for supporting and anchoring dentures. Implants do not require damaging the neighboring teeth to hold the replacement tooth in place, unlike traditional bridges.
When working with dental implants, we work with a specialist to ensure the best results. The specialist will place the implant into the jaw and once healing is complete (approximately three months later) the dentist will restore the area with a custom fabricated screw retained crown.
Dental implants consist of an artificial root made of titanium. This metal root is inserted into the jawbone, replacing what used to be the natural root of the original tooth. After the metal root is implanted, an artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implanted root.
Dental implants are right for patients who are in good general health, have healthy gums, and have enough jaw bone available to hold an implant.
If you’d like to discuss the viability of dental implants, get in touch with Brightside Dental Clinic in Saskatoon today.