Protect your oral health with Dental Implants
Missing teeth can cause a variety of issues for your oral health, as well as take the confidence out of your smile. Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and his team offer a variety of replacement options, including dental implants, to restore smiles for the Drumheller, Alberta, community.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are considered the gold standard for replacing your missing teeth because they are the only option that fully replicates the entire structure of a missing tooth. Implants are small, screw-shaped rods placed directly into the jawbone during oral surgery, and they can support a dental crown, bridge, or complete denture depending on the needs of the patient. Once you have a prosthetic tooth in place, it will prevent your remaining teeth from shifting position. The implant also provides stimulation for your jawbone to prevent resorption. That means patients with dental implants can avoid the sunken cheeks and recessed chin associated with missing teeth.
While the initial cost of dental implants is more expensive than other replacement options, the support they offer your oral health, and their durability can save you money on dental care in the long run. Most patients that are healthy enough for surgery are good candidates for implants. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and help you decide the best choice for your needs.
What to expect from the process
The process for dental restoration with implants typically takes about six months after your initial tooth extraction. The implant is usually placed after your mouth has had time to recover from extraction. Once the implant is in place, you will need to wait a couple of months to let your mouth heal and to allow your implant to integrate with the jawbone. Some patients may need bone or tissue grafts at the site to support an implant and prevent complications in the future. Your replacement tooth will be crafted from high-quality, realistic-looking ceramic so you can smile with confidence and enjoy full functionality with your mouth.
Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff brings quality care typically seen in the big city right here to our community. We offer a full range of services, and we will continue to support your oral health to prevent future complications from impacting your smile. Our office is open for appointments six days a week, so we can serve you whenever it is most convenient to you. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office today at (833) 575-1855 to set up your appointment.