Did you lose one or more teeth because of an accident, injury, illness or tooth decay? In the past you might have had to select from other choices, but today dental implants are more affordable and viable than ever. Our dentists in Winnipeg are here to help relieve some of your concerns .
Why should I consider dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss which, is a very common problem. Although, the thought of implants intimidates many people because dental surgery is believed to be painful, invasive and costly. If you are one of the many people suffering from tooth loss and are starting to consider the replacement options available to you, our dentists in Winnipeg might be able to help relieve some of the concerns you have regarding dental implants.
Are you concerned that you wont have the time available to maintain dental implants? Unlike dentures (which require continual disinfection and special care at night), dental implants can be cared for in the same way as your regular teeth.
As long as you stick to a regular, diligent oral health routine approved by your dentist, your implants will continue to work as they should, without requiring special maintenance.
Dental surgery is required for dental implants, making the procedure somewhat more invasive than other tooth replacement options. But, in the long run implants may require less maintenance than dentures or bridges. And, recent advancements in dental techniques and technology have made the dental implant process easier than in decades past.
Since no surgical procedure goes without discomfort, you might be interested to know that patients typically feel less discomfort following dental implant surgery than after a tooth extraction.
Plus, placing implants during the same appointment for your tooth extraction means you may notice less discomfort as a result of the implants themselves.
Sedation could also be an option available to you, if you are worried that you won't be able to relax during your dental implant appointments.
More Affordable Than You Might Think
Though you may have looked into dental implants in the past and due to concerns of affordability, you may want to take a second look and consider their lifetime cost compared to other options. With dentures, consider extra costs that come with accessories, such as disinfectants, storage cases and more.
Bridges have to be replaced every five or so years, and you may have to take time off of work to recover.
The maintenance costs for bridges and dentures can add up over the years. Please take into consideration along with the fact that (if cared for properly) dental implants can last a lifetime, choosing implants might actually make sense for you.
What can I expect during the dental implant procedure?
The implants are laid surgically into your jaw bone, beneath the gum tissue. After the surgery is over, healing will usually take between 3 to 6 months. The patient will then return to complete the procedure. At this time, the tooth replacement will be attached to the implant. The tooth replacement will be chosen based on the best option for you and may be a crown, a bridge or a denture. Each of these options will have the function and appearance of a natural tooth.