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Your NE Calgary choice for Dental Implants

If one or more of your teeth are missing, a dental implant might be the solution. A high functioning and natural-looking restoration, dental implants are a great long-term option for replacing missing teeth. Pathways Dental Clinic is pleased to offer dental implants!

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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are made of titanium or zirconia and are strategically placed into the bone where the tooth roots once were. Once properly attached to the bone (Osseo Integration), the proper restoration can be placed on top, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Essentially, a dental implant acts as an artificial root, which will later be topped with a crown that will be screwed on top of the implant and sealed into place.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

These are a few of the many benefits of deciding to go with dental implants to replace missing teeth:
  • Restore function and chewing ability
  • Restore or enhance esthetics
  • Prevent the loss of jawbone volume
  • Prevent drifting and wear of adjacent teeth
  • Excellent durability and easy to care for
  • Does not compromise adjacent teeth or soft tissue like bridges or dentures
  • Tend to reduce long term risks posed to the jaw
  • Long-lasting. With proper oral maintenance and care, dental implants can last a lifetime

Restoration Options

Dental Implants can be used to support many different restoration options. These can be single crowns for each implant, an implant-supported bridge for a longer span of missing teeth, or several implants can be used to support a large prosthesis such as a complete denture (sometimes referred to as “All-on-4”).

For these larger prosthetics, the option can be “fixed” or “removable,” depending on each patient’s needs.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth very effectively without having to compromise tooth structure and esthetics. We often see this in patients who have fractured their front teeth in an accident.

Patients who have been relying on dentures for some time (whether it is a partial or complete denture “plate”), can utilize dental implant therapy to increase the functionality and comfort of their existing prosthesis drastically.

Dr. Bouma and Dr. Kim are dedicated to helping you improve the quality of your life and achieve your desired oral health. They will discuss with you all options for replacing missing teeth.

Call Pathways Dental Clinic at (403) 455-5565 to book a Dental Implant consultation appointment today!