Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be eager to fill that gap with a dental implant. A dental implant is a great way to create a lasting solution to complete your smile – they maintain a 95% success rate if cared for properly. If you work with Calgary implant dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver, you can expect a dedicated and caring staff to help you through the dental implant process.
The first meeting you will have with Dr. Silver will help determine which type of dental implant is the right choice for you and whether your gums and jaw could support the implant. The next time you come in, you will undergo a quick surgical procedure to implant the anchor into your jawbone. This procedure usually is carried out in 15 minutes or less and involves conscious sedation. You will be awake for the procedure, but you most likely won’t remember it afterwards. Once the dental implant is inserted into your jaw, it will take several months for your jaw to heal. During this time, your jawbone will fuse with the implant, making it highly stable. After your jaw has completely healed, Dr. Silver will connect a titanium post, called an abutment, to the implant and attach a dental crown to the abutment. Your new prosthetic tooth will look and function just like your natural teeth, enabling you to eat whatever you like with a clear conscience. Please contact our Calgary office today to schedule your initial impant consultation at Southcentre Dental Clinic.
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.