Implants are becoming an increasingly popular solution for people looking to replace their missing teeth. Even those patients who require dentures are opting for mini implants to better secure their upper and lower dentures in place. Learn more about each type. From permanent restorations to implant-supported dentures, Calgary residents have a number of options to enhance the look and feel of their smile.
Implants have become the preferred method of tooth replacement for many Canadians; however, prospective patients should be aware that the entire process can take several months to complete. Dental implants offer many benefits for patients including longevity, a natural appearance, and the fact that they require no additional alterations to the adjoining teeth. The process begins with a screw being placed directly into the jaw bone. Temporary crowns are then installed to temporarily fill in until the next step.
Once the jaw has adapted to the new implant (osseointegration) and is fully healed, an abutment is added. This abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. An impression is taken and the permanent restoration is soon completed. Rest assurred, it doesn’t take long to get used to the feel of your new tooth.
Implant-supported denture implants are half the diameter of regular implants and can be used in smaller spaces. To secure an upper or lower denture, 4-6 mini implants are attached to the gum line. Unlike their regular sized counterparts, no incision is required to insert these smaller components into the bone.