Dental implants are one of the greatest innovations in the history of dentistry. They replace one or more missing teeth by imbedding a titanium supportive structure in the jawbone, to replicate the missing tooth root, upon which a dental prosthesis such as a crown, denture, or bridge may be secured.
Tooth implants provide a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, and if properly cared for, the tooth replacement can last a lifetime. Dental implants feel, function, and look like your natural teeth, plus they don’t require any extra care besides the usual daily brushing and flossing.
Whether you’re missing one or more teeth, Garden Dental & Orthodontics will place the necessary number of dental implants to ensure that your problem is addressed satisfactorily.
Some of the dental implant services we provide in Spruce Grove Alberta and the surrounding Stony Plain and Parkland County areas include:
Your treatment process starts well before the actual day of your dental implant surgery. Depending on the size of your case, we may need to collect various data to help plan your treatment. Such data includes:
X-rays are an important part of the pre-treatment process as they reveal how much healthy bone is available at the site of the implant, the condition of your soft tissue, and help us map the position of the sinus cavity, nerves, and other vital structures. We will also use 3D software to assess whether or not a bone graft is necessary to provide enough support for the implant, as well as to plan the ideal angle in which to place the dental implant.
After making the necessary preparations, we can continue with the dental implant surgery. Here are the steps involved:
There are three possible procedures that may be required before the implant can be placed, namely:
If no initial surgery is necessary, then you’ll skip this step.
Before the surgery, we will administer a local anaesthetic injection in the gum, and another for IV sedation in the arm.
When you’re sedated, an incision will be made in the gum, exposing the bone underneath. A drill will be used to create a “socket” in the jawbone where the implant will be screwed. After placement, the gum will be stitched back over using dissolvable stitches.
You will need a few weeks for the implant site to heal, after which you will undergo another surgical procedure, this time to expose the covered implant. The thin screws will be removed and replaced with larger ones that protrude through the gum.
Depending on your choice of replacement teeth – denture, crown, or bridge – you will have a number of restorative appointments to customise your new artificial tooth so it fits comfortably on the implant.
Your surgeon will advise you on how to take care of your new tooth or teeth to ensure longevity of the restoration.
The cost of your dental implant procedure will depend on the type of restoration used – bridge, crown, or denture – as well as the requirement for additional procedures, such as bone grafts. If you have dental coverage, we will help you maximise on the benefits while reducing your out of pocket costs.
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