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Dental Implants

Our dentists place dental implants to anchor a tooth replacement such as a crown or denture. When combined with a tooth replacement, implants can restore the look and function of your smile.

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Dental Implants, Wetaskiwin Dentist

Anchoring Your Tooth Replacement

A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is placed in the jawbone, where it osseointegrates (fuses with the natural tissue surrounding it). It can provide a stable base for a tooth replacement such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

If you are missing teeth and this space is not filled, the teeth surrounding the gap often drift, and the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity (hypereruption) which can change your bite, lead to possible bone erosion in the area, and even affect your ability to speak and eat.

Implants, in combination with a dental restoration, can also help fill out your jawline and keep your facial muscles from sagging, helping you maintain a more youthful appearance.

With dental implants, you will be able to experience the freedom to indulge in your favourite foods once more and you can bid farewell to the self-consciousness you may feel due to gaps in your teeth.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause misalignment issues. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate because of the lack of stimulation from the tooth root.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Multiple factors are considered when your dentist evaluates your candidacy for dental implants:

Bone Density: For implants to successfully fuse to your bone, there must be enough bone remaining in your jaw. If your jaw bone requires a little extra support, a bone graft procedure might be needed before placing the implant.

Oral Health: Your teeth must be cavity-free and your gums clear of periodontal disease before proceeding with dental implants. This is because any existing oral health issues can increase the risk of complications during and after the implant procedure. Your dentist may recommend treatments such as root canals or deep cleanings to address any oral health issues before moving forward with the implant procedure.

General Health: It is important to inform your dentist of any medical conditions you may have or medications you are taking, as certain health issues can affect the success of your surgery. Your overall health plays a crucial role in the healing process after implant placement, so it is essential to be in good health before undergoing the procedure.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Cedar Ridge Dental

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Wetaskiwin? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started. 

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