A dental implant is a titanium prosthetic implement that functions as a substitute for the root of a missing tooth. It is a method that is commonly used in the replacement of missing teeth and can also be used to stabilise dentures in Red Deer. A missing tooth can be a stressful experience, and our team of dentists in Red Deer are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you have lost the tooth recently or are looking to fill the gap of a missing tooth from long ago, you will want to inquire about a dental implant. The implant is a vital step taken in reinforcing dental additions to add resilience when using your mouth. To properly affix an implant into your mouth, a specialist will have to surgically place a titanium fixture, also known as a root portion, of the dental implant into the jawbone. This will be done where the missing tooth is to be replaced. After this, there will be a healing period to allow an extension (abutment) to be placed above the gumline by our Red Deer dentists, and then a crown is made to fit this extension. A generalist dentist at House Dental Centre can typically complete the abutment and dental crown stages of dental implants as well as restore a damaged or worn dental crown. Getting an implant is a vital step taken to restore your oral health towards its earlier abilities in certain situations. A missing tooth not only affects the aesthetics of your mouth, but has a negative impact on your oral health. An uneven bite can cause unnecessary strain on your mouth, both within the teeth, but also the muscles of your jaw. Additionally, the gap may allow your teeth to settle improperly in your mouth, giving you a misaligned bite and further degrading your ability to chew or speak.