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Dental Implants in Calgary

Ready for your perfect smile?

If a tooth is beyond repair, a dental implant is an excellent solution. Thanks to incredible technology and innovation, dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Only you and your dentist will know the difference!

As dental professionals, we take pride in the joy and confidence our patients feel with dental implants. We understand the impact that missing teeth can have on one’s quality of life. From difficulty chewing to loss of confidence in smiling and talking, we can help you bring back a beautiful, healthy smile for life. Book an appointment today and we’ll find a solution to transform your oral health.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. After teeth have been lost, there is no longer any stimulation to the bone in that area and the bone will actually begin to shrink away. This can affect the overall health of your mouth in many ways such as change in chewing, speech and shifting of other teeth. This unhealthy bone loss can make your jaw line recede. Dental implants can also help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural shape.

Dental implants can act to not only replace your missing teeth but also are the only “tooth replacement modality” that will also preserve bone levels. We can also use implants as an alternate to bridgework and eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth.

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Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.

What can dental implants do?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable

Types of implants that are in use today are normally endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone and each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.

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Candidates for dental implants need good general oral health, healthy gums, and enough bone to hold the implant. Certain conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease might inhibit healing after surgery and could make implants less successful.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for tooth loss and can last a lifetime with proper care. However, they may need periodic adjustments.

Dental implant surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and should not cause pain during the procedure. After the anesthesia wears off, some discomfort may be experienced, typically manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Dental implants must be cared for in the same fashion as your natural teeth. Ensure you practice the same oral health habits you would otherwise, such as: 

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash
  • Getting regular dental check-ups

 Some dental insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost of dental implants, but coverage varies significantly by the insurance company and specific policy. You should check with your provider to understand your coverage.

As with any surgery, a dental implant can pose health risks. These are rare, and when they do occur, they’re usually minor and easily treatable. Risks can include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to other teeth or blood vessels
  • Sinus issues (when dental implants positioned in the upper jaw project into one of your sinus cavities)
  • Implant failure

Yes, numerous dental alternatives can be performed for a tooth replacement. Some of these options include:

    • Dental Bridges: A dental bridge can effectively replace a missing tooth (or teeth) by affixing an artificial tooth to neighbouring teeth or dental implants. This dental procedure is recommended if you are missing one or more teeth.
    • Dentures: Dentures are a comfortable, real-life-looking, and removable tooth replacement alternative to dental implants. You can decide between full and partial dentures based on how many teeth require restoration.
  • Resin-Bonded Bridge: Resin-bonded bridges are similar to dental bridges. The difference is that the replacement tooth is affixed using resin instead of the help of the abutting teeth in dental bridges. The resin is positioned behind the teeth to secure the false tooth in place. This surgery can be reversed at any time and is non-invasive.

Flipper: A natural-looking, short-term partial denture, a flipper is adjoined to the sides of the missing tooth. It prevents the abutting teeth from drifting. Moreover, it’s easy to wear and doesn’t require metal clasps.

Yes, they can. At Brentwood Village Dental Clinic, we provide modern dentistry services that offer numerous ways of replacing many (or even all) of your teeth using the advantages of dental implants.

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