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Dental Implants

Is your smile being negatively impacted by missing teeth? Our dentists in SW Calgary offer dental implants as an effective way to fill the gaps left by missing teeth and prevent oral health issues.

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Dental Implants, Calgary Dentist

Restore Your Oral Health

Gaps left by missing teeth often lead to trouble speaking and chewing normally, and may even cause other teeth to become loose and shift out of place, leaving patients feeling self-conscious about their smile.

Further issues can arise as the bone around the gap begins to deteriorate, leaving the jaw weaker and possibly leading to changes in facial appearance, such as facial collapse.

For many adults with missing teeth, dental implants provide an ideal solution. These small titanium screws are placed into the jaw where the tooth once was, and function like the root of a natural tooth, helping to hold surrounding teeth in place and prevent bone deterioration.

When topped with a crown, bridge or denture, dental implants provide patients with a full, natural-looking smile that allows them to speak clearly and eat efficiently. 

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jaw, under the gumline. The implant gradually bonds with the surrounding bone and gum tissue, providing a stable base upon which an artificial tooth or teeth can be attached. Dental implants offer many of our patients a natural looking way to improve the appearance and function of their smiles.

The Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process is a multi-step procedure that takes a number of months to complete, and requires a dental implant (titanium screw) and a tooth replacement. 

To begin, your dentist will surgically place the implant into your jaw bone below the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant will gradually bond with the surrounding bone and attach to the gums.

At this stage, you will need to remain patient and simply care for your mouth as instructed while the implant site heals. This healing stage can take anywhere from about three to nine months, but it's important not to rush. 

Once the implant site has completely healed, it will be time to return to our Calgary dental clinic for the final step of the process.

At last the big day has arrived. This is when your dentist will finally attach the artificial tooth or teeth that will complete your smile. Depending on the number of implants placed, a crown, bridge or denture may be added to finish off the restoration.

During the final appointment of your dental implant process, your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to care for your dental implants to help your new, healthier smile last a lifetime.

Dental Implant FAQs

For many people, dental implants can be an ideal way to replace missing teeth and restore optimal oral health, but dental implants aren't for everyone.

If you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, but still have questions, you may find the answers below. Please take a minute to read through the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Canyon Creek Dental Clinic

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We happily welcome new patients from across Calgary. Get started on your dental health care journey with Canyon Creek Dental Clinic today. 

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