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What are dental implants? And are they right for me?

Dental implants are one of the best options available to those today looking to replace a tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant secures a replacement tooth into the jaw bone, making it a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium rod that is surgically implanted into your jaw bone. This rode then serves as an anchor for your new, artificial tooth, essentially replacing the job of the root of the tooth. A dental implant typically takes a few appointments; however, it will be well worth the wait. Implants are as functional and beautiful as natural teeth and will give you a renewed sense of confidence in your smile.

Why consider a dental implant?

When it comes to the replacement of a missing tooth, you will typically discuss three options with your dentist. These include a removable dental appliance such as dentures, a dental bridge and finally a dental implant. Dentures are probably the most cost-effective solution and bridgework is also very popular. However, if you are looking for a permanent solution that will not seek support for your surrounding natural teeth, then an implant is definitely the best solution.

At Stoney Trail Dental we provide comprehensive dental services, including dental implants, in Calgary. Our dentists are extremely caring and talented and always work their hardest to ensure their patient’s needs are always met. Additionally, we are an extremely affordable dentist in Calgary, and we follow the Alberta Dental Fee Guide, to ensure that you always pay the right amount for your service. We also provide direct insurance billing and payment plan options. We strive to make your trip to the dentist as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.

Pros of dental implants

  1. Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth, so they will leave you smiling with confidence
  2. Implants replace the root of your tooth and therefore will help prevent further bone loss in your jaw
  3. Dental implants are extremely durable and long-lasting, if you take good and proper care of them they will serve you just as your natural teeth would. They are perfect for those looking for a long-term option for their tooth replacement.

Cons of dental implants

  1. Getting the perfect and proper fit for your implants can take a while. It typically takes multiple appointments and procedures to get the perfect and ensure that the implants have fused properly to your jaw bone.
  2. Sometimes if there is not enough bone to support the implant then the patient will require a bone graft in order to support the implant
  3. Implants are typically partially covered by insurance; nonetheless, the difference can be a little costly. Just keep in mind that this is a long-term solution that will last a lifetime if properly cared for.

If you are looking for an affordable dentist in Calgary, then come and visit us at Stoney Trail Dental today!


Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on May 17, 2021

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