Replace Missing Teeth & Restore Your Smile!
Our Calgary dentists may place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and leave you with a natural-looking smile.Request Appointment
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root. They can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. The implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone and then bonds with the natural bone to serve as an anchor for a tooth replacement.
Dental implants can help to:
- Prevent surrounding teeth from shifting
- Resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain
- Improve chewing, digestion and speech
- Restore facial tissues and appearance
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure requires a dental implant (titanium screw) and a tooth replacement.
Your dentist will begin by surgically placing the implant into your jaw bone below the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
Once the healing is complete, generally 3 to 6 months post surgery, patients return to our office to complete the procedure.
At this final appointment, your dentist will attach a tooth replacement, such as a dental crown, bridge or denture, to the implant to create the look and function of a natural tooth.