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If you are missing any teeth and have made the decision to get dental implants, the next step for you is determining which type of dental implant is right for you. Here at Southcentre Dental Clinic in Calgary, Dr. Jennifer Silver and his team will work with you to figure out which type of dental implant would work best for you based on the number of teeth you have missing, as well as your jawbone structure.
These implants are the most common form of dental implant. The procedure involves drilling an artificial titanium root into your jawbone, which anchors it securely. Once healed, a porcelain crown or bridge can be attached firmly to the root.
If your jawbone structure is a little weaker and can’t support an artificial root drilled directly into the bone, a subperiosteal implant involves placing the implant so that it rests on top of the jawbone from which the porcelain crown or bridge can be attached to.
If you would like to learn more about your options for dental implants, Dr. Silver and his team at Southcentre Dental Clinic would love to set up an appointment to talk with you.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.