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Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your appearance, your self-esteem and your general health. Feeling embarrassed about missing teeth might keep you from smiling in photographs, from feeling comfortable in social situations, and from eating your favourite foods.
When you’re missing a tooth, the surrounding teeth will shift position in an attempt to fill the gap, and your jawbone can break down. This can change your appearance and cause your face to look older. A denture doesn’t prevent the jawbone from breaking down because it just sits on the surface.
The team at Bedford South Dentistry can restore your smile with dental implants in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the missing root and functions like a tooth root. The implant is integrated into your jawbone for a long-lasting, secure restoration. A crown is then attached to the implant, giving you the look of a natural tooth.
We understand that you don’t want to wait another second for your new smile. That’s why, at Bedford South Dentistry, you can have your tooth extracted, your dental implants and temporary crowns delivered in a single appointment. No waiting months between procedures and no need to ever go out in public with a missing tooth.
Implants can also be used to secure a denture to prevent it from shifting in your mouth. This is a popular solution for people who wear dentures, but are bothered by the constant sliding around. There are a few options available. The two most common are 1) An implant-supported fixed bridge and 2) An implant-supported overdenture. Most patients who have go through this process wonder why they waited so long.
Contact Bedford South Dentistry today to learn more about the ease and comfort of dental implants in Bedford.
Q: How many appointments are required in order to get a dental implant, or multiple dental implants?
A: Just a single visit is required for your dental implants and temporary crowns. On the first visit, we secure the implants into your jawbone and add your temporary crowns. It’s incredible to watch our patients walk in with missing teeth and walk out later that day with a brand-new smile. You’ll just have to come back for a second visit to replace the temporary crowns with your permanent ones, but in the meantime, you still have a great-looking smile.
Q: Am I too old to be considered a candidate for dental implants?
A: Almost anyone missing a tooth (or multiple teeth) is a candidate for dental implants – age is not a factor. You just need to have enough bone to support an implant. If you’re unsure, just contact Bedford South Dentistry to book a free consultation to see if you're a candidate for dental implants.
Q: Does my dental insurance cover dental implants?
A: It depends on your coverage. Different policies cover different procedures. We would be happy to help you better understand your available coverage, so please ask our receptionist at your next appointment.