The dental implants are an age-old procedure and their popularity has increased in the recent years. It’s because they are one of the best ways of replacing your missing teeth and getting your natural smile back. But what exactly a dental implant is? It’s a post made from medical-grade titanium which functions as root for the new tooth. The crown sits at the top of the post above the gum line. The crown is made of porcelain and it’s strong enough to withstand the biting force.
There are many myths surrounding the dental implants which make many people shy away from getting implants. Let’s address some such myths:
One of the most common myths about dental implants is that the surgical procedure is invasive and painful. While having dental implants placed is not a comfortable experience but the advancement in technology has drastically minimized the overall pain level. On an average, the procedure for dental implants takes just an hour and patients are given local anesthetic.
While patients recover completely in a few days from the surgical component of implants, the titanium post needs time to bond with surrounding jaw and gum. Depending on the patient, it can take between 3 to 6 months but it’s not unreasonably long and there is no discomfort during this period.
Contrary to the popular belief, implants are not high maintenance, just like your teeth, they need to be brushed and flossed twice a day. You don’t even need to worry about the cavities and decay.
Dental implants are obviously costly with a higher initial cost than other options but it lasts much longer; around 7 to 15 years. They don’t need replacement as often.
The crown portion of the implant is made of ceramic and completely customized. From color to shape, the dentist in Calgary can help to match the implants with the rest of your teeth and they look absolutely natural.