Dental implants are similar to artificial tooth roots. They are made of titanium (which is biocompatible) and carefully placed in the jawbone to support artificial teeth. Dental implants slowly integrate into the jaw bone, with living bone growing around the titanium surface to keep them in place. These affordable dental implants can then support fixed crowns and bridges. They can replace a single tooth or an entire arch of missing teeth. Dental implants can also keep a loose or uncomfortable denture from moving around.

What is the procedure of having dental implants? 

Your Edmonton dentist will first surgically implant a titanium post into your jawbone. The implant will osseointegrate or fuse with the natural jawbone as you heal, providing a sturdy foundation for your teeth replacement. A small connector called an abutment is placed on top of your dental implant to connect the replacement teeth. Attaching your replacement teeth, or custom-made crowns, to the abutment is the final step, resulting in teeth that look and function like the originals.

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Who are suitable for dental implants? 

Anyone healthy enough to have oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant in most cases. The patient must have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the implant. They must also be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly. Heavy smokers, people with uncontrolled chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease, and patients who have a history of head/neck radiation therapy should all be comprehensively examined. If you’re thinking about getting implants, consult your dentist in Edmonton to see if they’re a good fit for you.

Here at Smile Zone Dental, we help you restore your smile through the help of dental implants. Call us at (780) 989-5733 to book an appointment!

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