Your SE Calgary Choice for Dental Implants!

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

If your missing teeth are preventing you from eating the foods you like, speaking with confidence, smiling, or simply feeling self-confident, dental implants may be the permanent solution you have been looking for. Family Dental Centre is pleased to offer a variety of dental implant solutions to replace your missing teeth and give you back the smile of your dreams!

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary
Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

A dental implant is used to replace one or more missing teeth through the use of an artificial tooth root made from titanium metal or ceramic. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone, and after a short healing period, are fitted with a dental crown or bridge, thereby completing the restoration.

Dental implants are also used for patients who have dentures in order to improve the comfort and fit of a current denture when concerns such as inadequate bone level are causing an improper fit, pain and irritation on the gum tissues, and the need for the use of denture adhesives. Dental implants can be used individually or to support a number of dental prostheses, including implant-supported bridges and dentures.

Advantages of Dental Implants

The following are some of the advantages of dental implants:

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NATURAL TOOTH APPEARANCE

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CONSERVES SURROUNDING TEETH

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CONSERVES BONE DENSITY

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RELIABLE

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PERMANENT AND EASY TO CARE FOR

The success of dental implants is very high. For those who do not have dental implants where needed, there is a greater risk of experiencing dental issues related to teeth supporting a fixed bridge, and there is a greater risk of accelerated bone loss in denture wearers, thereby causing dentures to fit poorly. This can result in patients not eating healthy, nutritious foods and suffering the long-term physical consequences of a poor diet as a result.

The greatest advantage of implants is that they are permanent. Unlike a denture or partial denture, it is not necessary to remove implants at night, and those with implants no longer have to worry about eating foods that will make their dentures slip. In addition, unlike a bridge, a dental implant can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.

Dental Implant Supported Dentures

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

Dental implant-supported dentures “clip” into the dental implants, providing a more secure fit. Some patients do not like traditional dentures because they move around or “float” above the lower gums when they become loose. An implant that anchors the denture to the gums can solve this issue and also resolve discomfort and chewing problems. Implant dentures can be either removable or fixed to fit a variety of needs.

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary
Dental Implant Supported Bridge | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

Dental Implant Supported Bridges

Dental Implant Supported Bridge | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

If you are missing more than one tooth but not enough to require replacing the entire arch, implant-supported dental bridges can provide a very attractive and functional solution. An implant-supported bridge will not require support from your healthy surrounding teeth, so will therefore not compromise existing teeth. Implant-supported bridges preserve your chewing ability, help maintain the attractiveness of your smile, and help preserve the integrity of your jawbone at the location of the implants.

All-on-X Dental Implants

All-on-X Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

All-on-X Dental implants are a cost-efficient method to restore the function of your mouth and give you back the confidence and beautiful smile you desire!

Essentially, All-on-X dental implants are one full arch of teeth, attached with four or more dental implants.

All-on-X Dental implants work the same as individual dental implants, but for multiple teeth. Rather than putting titanium screws for each missing tooth, only X (number of missing teeth) are implanted. You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you might need is four or more precisely placed implants spread out within each arch of your mouth to restore your smile fully. Attached to these X-number of screws is a denture-like prosthesis, called a fixed provisional bridge. Since it is fixed to the screws, you cannot take it out and put it back in like with dentures; you can consider all-on-x dental implants as permanent dentures.

All-on-X Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

Benefits of All-on-X dental implants include:

  • A more affordable solution to traction dentures
  • They are fixed
  • Closely replicates natural teeth
  • Less deterioration or grinding of the jaw
  • Helps prevent further bone loss – the implants act as scaffold that supports the existing bone giving it something to hold on to
  • Virtually no loss of chewing function
  • Do not need to be removed after meals or at night
  • An effective long-term solution that can last for decades if cared for properly

Guided Implant Surgery

Family Dental Centre uses what is called “Guided Implant Surgery.” This surgery, when it is indicated, is quick, precise and predictable. Using this method allows us to provide our patients with the best, most affordable implant procedures. By combining digital X-ray images and 3D printing, we will be able to print a surgical stent which will be used as a guide for precise insertion of Dental implant. For more information about Guided Implant Surgery, please click here or call Family Dental Centre at (403) 272-1500.

Are you a good candidate for a Dental Implant?

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is a patient in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissue that is free of periodontal disease.

Choosing the right dental implant solution can be a complex decision. At Family Dental Centre, we take the time necessary to fully discuss all of your options and assist you when making the best decision for your needs.

Dental Implants | Family Dental Centre | General and Family Dentist | SE Calgary

If you are interested in a durable, long-lasting, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing restoration for one or more missing teeth, a dental implant might be the best treatment option for you!
Call Family Dental Centre at (403) 272-1500 to set up an appointment today.

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Call Family Dental Centre at (403) 272-1500 to set up your Dental Implants appointment today!