Dental implants Restoration in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
The loss of a tooth, accidental or otherwise, can not only be painful and inconvenient, but can also cause other issues relating to edentulism. A missing tooth can negatively impact the balance of your bite, making everyday tasks such as chewing and speaking difficult. While a more traditional solution to the problem of missing teeth is removable dentures, implants are a different solution that can provide a more stable and comfortable restoration of dental function.
Dental implants are one option available to patients for replacing missing teeth.
Before recommending this procedure to a patient we conduct a thorough examination on the patient to check if they have enough bone structure to hold the implant stable. 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 a dental restoration.
Usually, dental implants have 3 parts:
- Implant: A screw-like fixture that acts as a root for your new tooth/teeth. This integrates to your jaw bone permanently.
- The abutment: A permanent connector that holds and supports a tooth restoration.
- The crown or prosthetic tooth: This is the part of the tooth that is visible. It is usually made of porcelain or zirconia or metal fused to porcelain for appealing esthetics and durability.
Dental implants are used to restore a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth.
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 Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Edmonton are available to help you restore your smile or biting function. Give us a call today and book your appointment!