Dental Implants

Dental implants may be a great way to fill the gap

dental-implants-airdrieDo you have a missing tooth or a tooth that has been knocked out and want to know what could replace it? You may have heard of dental implants but are not sure if they are right for you. Airdrie dental implants are an alternative to partial or complete dentures or bridges.

They replace a tooth’s roots and act as a support for an artificial replacement tooth. The implant performs the role of an anchor by holding the replacement tooth in the right place.


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Would I make a suitable candidate for dental implants in Airdrie?

If your general health is good, your gums are healthy and you have sufficient bone in your jaw to fix an implant, dental implants could be a very suitable replacement new tooth option. If we find that your jawbone has reduced in size or normal development has not taken place, you could opt to have a bone graft to strengthen the bone in the area of the missing tooth.

Dental implants are not the only option for missing teeth and you may prefer to choose traditional dentures instead. Dental implants are an alternative to dentures, not a replacement for them. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the various procedures that are available and make a suggestion of what we think may be suitable in your circumstances.

The process of fitting a dental implant is no experiment

airdrie-dental-implantsHere at You First Dental in Airdrie, we will examine your mouth carefully and take x-rays of your jaw, head and teeth to discover if you are suitable as a candidate for dental implants. If you go ahead with dental implants, we will fit a dental implant beneath your gum tissue and into your jawbone.

The gum tissue is routinely stitched back into the correct place. As the gum tissue goes through the healing process the implant will begin to bond with the surrounding bone and attach itself to the gum. This process may take many months.

As soon as the gum tissue has successfully healed, we will then attach an abutment to the dental implant, which is a post that links the new tooth to the implant. We will then fit a replacement tooth made of artificial material and which is attached to the abutment.

If a number of teeth, even if all your teeth need replacing, a fixed bridge or crown is firmly attached to your Airdrie dental implants. This is a dental restoration that plays the role of one or more lost teeth by extending to an area that for some reason or another lacks teeth. The bridge is fixed firmly in the correct place by dental implants, which have already been placed on both sides of the missing teeth or tooth.


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Looking forward to the day you can fill that gap?

A missing tooth or missing teeth can be more than just a nuisance. A replacement that is strong enough to resist the normal biting, chewing and grinding while eating is an attractive prospect. It makes sense to be fully briefed on what is available so that you can make the choice that suits you best.

When you make an appointment at You First Dental here in Airdrie, your missing tooth and surrounding mouth will be examined carefully and we can then discuss the options available to you to replace that annoying gap in your mouth.