Dental Implants in St. Albert
Are you missing one or several teeth? You have a few options to replace them, but dental implants are the superior choice when it comes to improving the health, functionality and appearance of your smile.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants in St. Albert can replace and support artificial replacement teeth for a comfortable and natural-looking restoration. The artificial roots are made from titanium metal and are inserted into your jawbone by your dentist. Attached to the implant, is an artificial replacement tooth. The dental implant itself serves as an anchor to secure the replacement tooth in place.
Am I eligible for dental implants near me?
At Dentus Family Dental we offer dental implants in St. Albert, AB T8N 7C8. Patients interested in this restoration procedure will need to schedule a consultation to determine if they qualify. You may be a candidate for dental implants if you:
- Have good overall health
- Have healthy gums
- Have adequate bone in your jaw
The Procedure for Dental Implants
After your consultation, you will schedule your first appointment. During this appointment, your dentist will begin with an examination of your mouth and conduct X-rays. The first phase of surgery will include, placing the dental implant into your jawbone and stitching the gum tissue. Over the course of several months, your implant will fuse with your bone and attach to the gum through a process called osseointegration.
Once the implant and tissue has fused, your dentist will attach an abutment (a post) to the implant. This joins the replacement tooth to the implant. An artificial replacement tooth will be fabricated and attached to the abutment. Your dentist will assess it carefully to ensure a proper fit.
Interested in dental implants near you? Schedule a consultation for dental implants in St. Albert today!