A dental implant is a treatment for missing teeth. It consists of a synthetic tooth root that is surgically implanted into your jawbone in order to hold an artificial crown, bridge or denture in place in your mouth.
Implants provide a long-term replacement for missing teeth, and with proper care they can last a lifetime. Many patients find that implants look, feel, and work like natural teeth. They are a popular alternative to more traditional tooth replacement devices such as bridges or dentures.
There are a variety of implants that can be used such as: single implant, used to replace a single missing tooth; removable dentures, used to replace multiple missing teeth with a denture attached to two or more implants; and fixed dentures, which are similar to removable dentures but are permanently attached to the implants.
Sometimes it becomes necessary to extract a tooth due to severe damage or decay, or if the tooth presents a risk to your jaw or other teeth. We perform extractions as painlessly as possible and provide you with post-extraction restoration and care options.
After the extraction or loss of a tooth, we can help preserve your empty tooth socket by filling the socket with bone or another material to prevent/reduce bone loss.
Ridge augmentation is a process to restore the natural contour of the gums and jaw after bone loss due to tooth extractions or other reasons.
Bone grafts are used to rebuild atrophied or damaged jawbone tissue to strengthen the bone prior to placing dental implants.
At David Quigley Dentistry in Halifax we can restore your smile by providing full implant service, from surgery to restoration and cosmetic dentistry. For more information on how we can help you, call us today at 902-443-1835.