Eat and smile like you used to with dental implants.
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. Replace missing teeth with this longer lasting denture and bridge alternative.
Less fear, more comfort
A promise from the Mission Oral Surgery team
Each treatment will be explained to you in a way that’s clear, simple, and complete. Our office uses the latest technology to ensure your safety and to put you at ease before, during, and after your treatment.
Why dental implants?
- Easy to clean (just like real teeth)
- Eat just about anything with them
- Reduce your risk of recurrent decay
- Reduce teeth shifting to fill the missing space
- Can resolve further dental pain, TMJ disorder, and tooth damage due to missing teeth
Here, you will find comfort when you need it most.
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Dental implants in Calgary
When it comes to oral health and function, as well as your happiness and confidence, dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option available in Calgary. However, the thought of going through such a procedure can seem daunting for some.
Knowing what you can expect, as well as understanding why getting dental implants are such a great idea, will help ease some of the discomforts you’re feeling.
Dental implants are utilized in two ways:
- To replace individual teeth
- To stabilize a denture
A metal implant is surgically placed into your jawbone. It can replace a single tooth. If you’re missing multiple teeth, multiple implants can be placed, allowing a denture to snap onto them. Getting an implant-retained denture will keep your dentures secure while you eat and speak.
Your teeth act as an anchor for your jawbone. When the teeth are gone, the bone will slowly start to recede. A smaller jawbone can make wearing a denture uncomfortable and can even make you look
older than you really are.
Thankfully, dental implants in Calgary can replace missing teeth in a way that keeps the jawbones healthy and strong.
Will bone grafting be necessary?
At times a patient won’t have enough bone left to support an implant. Fortunately, they can still get an implant if they also get a bone graft.
Bone is taken from another part of the body (at times bovine bone is used) and placed into the jawbone. Over time the new bone will integrate into your jawbone and completely heal, meaning your bone is ready for an implant.
Cost of dental implants:
Investment in your quality of life.
Every patient is different. Individuals are subject to a treatment plan that is customized to their needs.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the cost of dental implants.
Why should you invest in dental implants?
- They’re comfortable
- They’re easy to clean (just like real teeth)
- You can eat just about anything with them
- You can reduce your risk of recurrent decay
- Your teeth won’t shift to fill the missing space
- You’re less likely to experience dental pain, TMJ disorder, and tooth damage due to misalignment
What to do in terms of dental implant post-surgery care?
It’s common to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bleeding after a surgical procedure. In fact, you can expect to have some bleeding for up to 24-hours after the procedure. It might take a few days to bring the swelling down.
Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There may be a metal healing
abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue.
What you can do to improve how you feel after your procedure by:
- Using a cold compress
- Eating soft foods and/or liquids
- Taking medications given by your surgeon
- Brushing gently after every meal, avoiding surgery site
- Rinsing with warm salt water 4-5 times per day
- Resting as needed
- Following the instructions of your surgical team
Frequently asked questions about dental implant post-surgery care
Is bleeding normal after dental implants?
Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours.
Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes.
If bleeding continues profusely, please call for further instructions.
How can I manage or reduce the swelling?
Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. We expect peak swelling to happen 2 to 3 days after surgery.
To minimize swelling apply an ice bag, or a plastic bag or towel filled with ice, on the cheek in the area of surgery. Apply the ice 20 min on and off for the first 24-48 hours.
What can I eat after a dental implant procedure?
Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids or food. Soft food and liquids should be eaten on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet as soon as possible unless otherwise directed.
When you’re taking painkillers, avoid alcoholic beverages.
Can I take painkillers?
Do I have to take antibiotics?
Can I brush my teeth after getting dental implants?
Good oral hygiene is essential to good healing. The night of surgery, use the
prescribed Peridex Oral Rinse before bed.
The day after surgery, the Peridex should
be used twice daily; after breakfast and before bed. Be sure to rinse for at least 30
seconds then spit it out. Warm salt water rinses (one teaspoon of salt in a cup of
warm water) should be used at least 4-5 times a day as well, especially after meals.
Brushing the surgical site is not advised until your surgeon has determined enough healing has taken place. You can brush your other teeth normally.
Can I exercise after getting dental implants?
Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery. If you exercise, throbbing or bleeding may occur.
Your surgeon will advise when you can return to regular activities .
Can I wear dentures or any prosthetics?
Partial dentures, flippers, or full dentures should not be used immediately after surgery for at least 10 days, as discussed in the pre-operative consultation.
Each case is different. Our surgical team will inform you whether you can when you can wear your dentures.
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