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Dental Implants

Our Edmonton dentists may place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth, leaving you with a natural-looking smile. 

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Dental Implants, Edmonton Dentist

How Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can cause us to feel self-conscious and reluctant to smile openly. For many people, dental implants can be an excellent way to replace missing teeth and rebuild that confidence.

Dental implants are small titanium screws that function much like the roots of natural teeth and can be used to replace missing teeth. 

Having dental implants placed can help to prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain, and help restore facial tissues and appearance.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause alignment issues. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate, resulting in facial collapse, or negatively impacting your ability to eat and talk.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure requires a dental implant (titanium screw) and a tooth replacement such as a dental crown. 

Your dentist will begin by surgically placing the implant into your jaw bone below the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant bonds with the bone and attaches to the gums.

Once the healing is complete, generally 3 to 6 months post-surgery, patients return to our office to complete the procedure. 

At this final appointment, your dentist will attach a tooth replacement, such as a dental crown, bridge or denture, to the implant to create the look and function of a natural tooth. 

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at West Central Dental

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