What Are Implants?
These are screw-shaped fixtures, typically made of a biocompatible titanium alloy, and are surgically placed in the jaw bone.
What Is Bone Grafting?
There are different bone grafting procedures available to support implant placement. The most common is the ‘socket preservation bone graft, which occurs after a dentist extracts the tooth. The dentist then places bone grafting material (usually in granular form) in the tooth socket, the collagen barrier is placed on top to prevent gum tissue from growing into the socket. Sutures are placed and then bone generation and healing will take 4 to 6 months, after which the dentist will install an implant.
Dental implants are one option available to patients for replacing missing teeth.
Before recommending this procedure to the patient we conduct a thorough examination to check if they have enough bone structure to stabilize the implant. We also ensure that the patient is in good health. If one suffers from uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, smoking, osteoporosis, etc. then the success of the implant may be decreased. One of the services that we provide at Smiles Dental group is dental implants.
Our dentists use a medical-grade titanium implant fixture that eventually osseointegrates to the living bone of the jaw. This allows for a durable and strong anchor for dental restoration.
Usually, dental implants have 3 parts:
Dental implants are one type of procedure that is available to patients for tooth/teeth restoration. Smiles Dental Group clinics and general dentists are well equipped to restore your smile with dental implants.
Our dentists in and around Edmonton are available to help you restore your smile or bite. Give us a call today and book your appointment!