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Implant Dentistry in Calgary
An incomplete smile may mean you’re smiling less than you’d like to be. Luckily, dental implants have come a long way thanks to advancements in dentistry.
We are happy to perform your dental implant placement in our Calgary office. Whether it's a porcelain tooth implant or implant supported dentures, Calgary dentist Jennifer Silver will be with you every step of the implant process.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant consists of an artificial titanium tooth root and a porcelain crown false tooth that is anchored to the titanium root. The artificial titanium tooth root is implanted surgically, and then allowed to heal before the porcelain crown false tooth is attached to it. A dental bridge may also be used instead of the false tooth.
Today dental implants have become a much more sustainable solution than dentures or bridges. Dental implants serve as a perfect solution for those needing a tooth or teeth replacement from decay, injury, oral disease or grinding. The ideal patients should have healthy gums as well as a strong jawbone to hold the implant in place.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants offer a way to replace missing teeth that is both functional and aesthetically successful..
Whether you have missing teeth due to decay or damage, our team can help you find a permanent solution.
What is the dental implant procedure like?
The overall timeframe for dental implants varies, the shortest time frame for a single dental implant is five months in the lower jaw and six months in the upper jaw.
First, you will complete a consultation visit with our team to discuss the procedure in full and address any questions or concerns you may have. During the first procedure, the dentist will make a incision in the gums where the implant will be attached. Next, they will drill a hole in the bone where the implant is placed and then sew up the incision. The jawbone grows around the implant, which helps secure the replacement tooth. The healing process can range from three to six months, typically.
During the second procedure, the dentist will make a new incision and place the abutment on top of the implant in order to help the surrounding gum tissue heal and secure your new replacement tooth.
In addition, the dentist will also take impressions of your teeth to help match your bite and attach the replacement tooth (crown) to the abutment.
In some cases, you may be able to receive a one-stage procedure where the dentist can place the implant, abutment and crown in one sitting.
The good news is that dental implants doesn’t require any preparation to your neighboring healthy teeth. You’ll also receive local anesthesia during the procedure to make it less painful.
Dental implant care
After the procedure, it’s important to take good care of your new dental implants so they have a long lifespan. Treat them the same way you treat your natural teeth—brush, floss and visit the dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and a check up.
What do dental implants look like?
The prosthesis (crown) that attaches to the implants are made to match the look and function of your neighboring, natural teeth as well as your smile.
What are implant supported dentures?
Standard dentures rest on the gums and do not have any support other than a denture adhesive product. And anyone who has used denture adhesive knows how well that works! If it does work try getting it off your gums. Sticks to everything but the dentures. Implant supported dentures are a form of overdenture that attaches to dental implants providing support and stability for the denture. An implant retained denture is most often used when patients do not have any teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. The dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone where it will provide structural support. The implant retained denture is created with special attachments that literally snap onto the attachments of the dental implants keeping the denture in place in the mouth.
Implant supported dentures are typically made for the lower jaw since standard regular dentures are often less stable. Normally, a standard denture made to fit an upper jaw is stable enough on its own and does not require the extra support that the dental implants provide. However, implant supported denture are available for either the upper or lower jaw.
What Can I Expect From Implant Supported Denture?
Your dental implant retained denture will be much more stable than your standard denture. You will not only find it easier to speak, you also won't have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth. No more embarrassing moments! You will also likely be able to eat foods you could not eat before.Photo of Dental Implants in Alberta
An implant retained denture for the upper jaw can be made to cover less of your palate (roof of your mouth) than a regular denture. This is because the dental implants are holding it in place in lieu of the suction that is created between the full denture and your palate.
A six month study by McGill University in Toronto was conducted determine if people, especially elder adults, can improve their ability to chew and subsequently improve their nutrition by wearing implant retained dentures verses standard dentures. The test group that had an implant retained denture not only increased their body fat, but their blood tests indicated better nutrition showing significantly higher levels of albumin, haemoglobin (Iron) and vitamin B12. I know the extra body fat may not sound so great, but it’s much better than poor nutrition. Dental Implants Image in Alberta
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are in reasonable health and want to replace missing teeth or are unhappy with your regular denture, then you are a perfect candidate. Dental implant retained dentures can help anyone with dentures who would like to eat more comfortably, smile more frequently, and feel more less self-conscious when they talk and laugh. In some cases, a patient may not have sufficient bone tissue readily available for the placement of dental implants. In these cases, new bone can be added through a series of ridge augmentation procedures prior to placing the implants.
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About Southcentre Dental Clinic
Our team feels that our service and results are the reason for our continued success in the Calgary, Alberta community. The staff members are focused on each patient’s needs, and we strive to deliver excellent care and create a fun experience. We are proud to say that the majority of our patients come to us by word-of-mouth. If you’re anxious about dental care, our Calgary dentist, Dr. Silver, and her dental team will do everything in their power to allay your fears and make your visit as comfortable as possible. We believe laughter truly is the best medicine!
If you are looking for cosmetic dental treatments, TMJ treatments, dental implants, or other smile enhancement services located in Calgary, Alberta, give Southcentre Dental Clinic a try. Dr. Silver and her team of friendly and fun dental professionals are here to make your visits to our practices easy and successful. Please call or e-mail us today for an appointment.
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Calgary Dental Implants Near Me: Location & Directions
#155, 100 Anderson Road SE
We are located in Southcentre Mall. Use the south entrance when parking and enter the mall through the doors adjacent from Crate & Barrel. At the bottom of the escalators turn right into the professional offices corridor. We are the first door on the left. There is always parking at the mall.