Dental implants are an ideal tooth restoration. They can restore anywhere from one to all missing teeth. Dental implants are available at Timothy G.Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the patient’s jaw. What makes implants so unique is that they actually fuse with the bone, to provide a solid support for one or more artificial teeth.
The implant acts as a replacement tooth root. Because of this, they help to prevent bone recession and, in turn, support the patient’s facial structure.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are attached to the titanium posts. It usually takes four to support a full dental arch.
Implant dentures are usually made for the lower jaw. The reason is that conventional dentures, when placed on the lower jaw, are less stable.
That said, implant dentures can be made for the upper jaw, too.
The titanium posts are usually inserted into the front part of the patient’s mouth. That’s because there tends to be greater bone mass there. It’s essential to have enough healthy bone to support the post. Even if the patient doesn’t, though, bone grafting can promote new growth, enough to support the implant.
Dental implants for one or more teeth are available at Timothy G.Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin. Patients come here from Leduc, Camrose, and Ponoka for general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!