Are missing teeth making you self conscious? With dental implants, you can improve the appearance, health and function of your teeth so you can smile with confidence.
If you are in search of your best smile, Dr. David Gunderson of All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB, can restore your teeth with dental implants. Here's what to know about the procedure.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a post that acts as the root for an artificial tooth. Shaped like a screw, the implant is secured into your jawbone to make it sturdy and permanent. As the bone begins to grow around the implant, it becomes even stronger.
What is the procedure for a dental implant?
At our Lethbridge, AB office, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to dull any pain you experience during the procedure. After affixing the implant in your jawbone, the gums will be stitched closed for healing. Your dentist may choose to affix a temporary tooth or allow the implant to integrate completely before attaching a permanent artificial tooth.
What are the advantages of a dental implant?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to dental imperfections, meaning you won't have to worry about removal for brushing and sleeping, or slipping and shifting of your teeth, like you would with dentures. Dental implants also help support your jaw, and make biting and chewing a breeze. Caring for your dental implant is also simple--just brush, floss and rinse like normal, along with scheduling regular cleanings with your dentist at our Lethbridge, AB office.
Dental implants can be a great investment if you have missing teeth. Consult your dentist Dr. David Gunderson at All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB about dental implants or to learn about all of our restorative and cosmetic dentistry options. Call 403-380-3300 today.