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If you have a missing tooth, you may benefit from dental implants. A full dental exam with the dentist is necessary to check for the feasibility of the procedure. Dental implants are necessary in case you have an unstable full denture, in this case the implants can stabilize the denture and improve the function.
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Dental implants are artificial devices made of titanium alloys that can be inserted into the bone and hold replacement teeth, bridges, or dentures.
The advantage of implants over bridges is that we don’t need to prepare the adjacent natural teeth. The implant also has the advantage of preserving the bone. They prevent bone loss that happens after losing teeth.
Dental implants can improve the stability of dentures, specially lower dentures, if you have troubles with your dentures stability implants may be the solution.
Dental implants may be done at any age, of course a consultation with the dentist is necessary before the procedure.
The first step is to have a consultation with the dentist, then full records that include x-rays, pictures, study models, and specially a 3D x-ray that enables the dentist to measure the size of the remaining bone, and the proper surgical technique.
If the bone is not enough to support an implant a bone graft may be necessary before or the day of the implant insertion.
In the first surgical appointment the implant is inserted inside the bone , the flap is sutured, and the implant will be left for a healing period between 2-6 months, during this time the implant should integrate inside the bone.
In 2-6 months the dentist will check the integration of the implant, if everything is good a crown can be made to fit the implant.
At our dental office in west Edmonton, we provide dental implant services to our patients.
What is a dental implant?
At our dental office in West Edmonton, we try to make the dental implant less expensive than a dental bridge. Our prices are affordable; please call our office for more information.
Immediate implants: In some cases, the extraction of the tooth and the implant insertion can be done in the same appointment. The patient should be seen by the dentist first to check if immediate dental implants are possible.