Have you ever stopped to think about the word “implant”; it’s a surprisingly versatile word. Other than its obvious use as a verb, there is an impressive variety of implants out there, not least of which are dental implants in Ottawa. Let’s have a look at some of the different types of implants and how they improve the quality of life for people everywhere, including the great people of Ottawa.
If you have a pet, you’ve heard of the microchip implant. This is an electronic chip that, when scanned, provides the contact information of pet owners. It’s very tiny and inserted just below the animal’s skin. This type of implant gives you peace of mind, and improves the safety of your furry babies.
Now, moving on to humans, there are a never-ending variety of medical implants, also referred to as surgical implants. These are devices that are inserted into the body to perform specific functions. They can be made of different materials like plastic, ceramic and metal or even bone, skin or other tissues from both humans and animals. Cochlear implants, for example, are electronic devices that duplicate the work of a damaged inner ear (cochlea) and make sounds louder by sending the sound signals to the brain. Other examples include prosthetics to replace missing limbs, screws for bone fractures and stents to open up a blocked artery and improve blood circulation. These types of implants have significant impacts on mobility, health, and in some cases, life and death.
Other types of implants, although they have a more esthetic purpose, should not necessarily be viewed as less important. It’s not just about vanity. Whether we’re from Ottawa, California, Prague or Barcelona, we all want to feel good about ourselves. So, wherever you’re from, including Ottawa, dental implants and other types which aim to improve physical appearance should not be dismissed so lightly. The way we look and feel significantly impacts many facets of our life. It affects our self-esteem and confidence, which in turn impacts our emotional and psychological well-being, which can impact our physical health as well.
Dental implants, among other implant procedures, provide important options to help us feel more confident; a feeling that radiates outwards to affect both our personal and professional lives. Whatever your needs, professionals are available to discuss your situation and concerns and help you find your way to a new, healthier you. And first on the list; Ottawa dental implants experts who can’t wait to transform your smile.