Got a missing tooth? Fix it quick with implants from Coaldale Dental Centre

An alternative to traditional dentures, dental implants offer another great option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you’re experiencing slipping or discomfort while chewing with your current dentures, or you’re simply yearning for the ability to munch your favourite crunchy foods again, Coaldale Dental Centre (just a short drive away from Lethbridge!) can help.

Woman Eating Breakfast Cereal
Enjoy your favourite crunchy foods again!

How do dental implants work?

A two-part structure, implants are composed of a titanium base and a porcelain crown.

The procedure is relatively straightforward.

First, we’ll extract your tooth’s root, then drill a small hole into your jaw bone. Once we’ve implanted a prosthetic root (a metal post) and it’s had time to fuse into your jaw bone (about three months), we’ll attach a permanent artificial tooth (called a crown) on top. This colour-matched, custom-shaped crown will give you a strong, comfortable bite — and of course, a full, natural-looking smile.

Benefits:

  • Stronger than natural teeth (allowing you to chew your favourite crunchy foods)
  • Supports facial muscles
  • Improves speech
  • Boosts self-esteem as you’ve got your winning smile back!

This implant will not decay and it will actually help preserve and even stimulate the condition of the jaw bone — which can seriously deteriorate when a tooth is missing.

Close up of dental implant model showing the crown attached to the post, along with the surrounding natural teeth
Once the permanent, colour-matched crown is attached, you’re ready to chew!

How do I know if this procedure is right for me?

As long as you have adult teeth and your oral health is in generally good condition, you can get dental implants regardless of your age.

Though they’re considered minor surgery (and as such may not be completely covered by dental insurance) and will require some recovery time, the long-lasting benefits far outweigh the initial investment!

If you’re curious about dental implants and are trying to decide if they’re a good option for you, contact Coaldale Dental Centre today. Our dental professionals will be happy to speak with you and help you weigh your options.

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