Tooth implants come in many different types and forms. There are single implants, for patients missing one tooth, partial dentures for those with several missing teeth, and even full dentures should they be needed.
To understand how much a tooth implant costs in Calgary, let’s first take a moment to talk about exactly what the treatment involves.
Here at Kherani Dental at Aspen, we know sometimes dentistry can seem confusing, and we regularly see new patients who have been told they need a tooth implant but are confused about their options. The aim of this blog post is to help clear up some of that confusion and give you a better understanding of what’s involved in a dental implant procedure and what you should expect.
What is a tooth implant?
A tooth implant is an artificial tooth, intended to act as a long-term replacement for a missing natural tooth.
If you have lost a tooth due to injury, trauma or decay and extraction, a tooth implant might be right for you.
Your natural teeth all have a network of roots, which extend down through the gum and help to keep the teeth secure in your mouth.
Tooth implants work by attaching a small titanium screw through your gums and into your jawbone.
This screw then becomes the roots for your new, artificial tooth.
Once this screw is in place, your dentist will most likely want to wait a little while. It takes time for this new screw to fuse into the jawbone. This wait ensures that your new roots are strong and that the implant will have a good chance of being successful.
Once your dentist is happy, they will place a permanent crown or bridge on top of the screw, completing your brand-new tooth.
Tips for getting a tooth implant in Calgary
Choose your dentist carefully
Choosing the right dentist is one of the most important things you can do to help make sure your new tooth implant procedure is a success.
Make sure that the dentist you choose is an experienced professional, and that you feel comfortable with them. If they don’t take the time to sit and talk you through your options and help you understand and make the right decisions along the way, they’re probably not the right people to be trusting with your smile.
But be warned, cheap isn’t always better. Read reviews and talk to previous patients.
Remember – you don’t always need to have an implant
In some circumstances, a missing tooth might not necessarily need to be replaced. If it doesn’t impact your smile or cause too much shifting in your remaining teeth (this is usually more applicable to the teeth toward the back of your mouth) then it may not always require an implant.
To find out if a dental implant is right for you, we recommend making an appointment to see an experienced dentist who can help you work out what’s right for you.
How much does a tooth implant cost in Calgary?
There are several different options available to tooth implant patients, and the choices you make about your treatment plan will affect the cost. To speak to a dental professional about what options are right for you, visit our contact page today to make a no-obligations, hassle-free appointment.
There are different types of implants for different needs, different manufacturers of implants of varying quality and different types of crown you’ll need to go with it.
It can seem more than a little overwhelming to make a decision without fully understanding the options in front of you.
Here at Kherani Dental at Aspen, we take the time to help our patients understand every option they have and to walk them through the choices in plain, simple English.
To make an appointment at Kherani Dental at Aspen, please call us at (403) 263-0055