Dental Implants

Your Lloydminster Choice for Dental Implants!

If you have one or more missing teeth and are looking for a permanent and durable solution, Tooth Suite Family Dentistry is pleased to offer the convenience of Dental Implants. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone, to replace missing teeth. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. Firstly, X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself into the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

What are the benefits of Dental Implants?

  • There is a significant improvement in the overall quality of life for patients who have implant-supported or retained dentures, as opposed to standard or conventional (free-floating) dentures.
  • Dental implants are the closest option to your natural teeth; they can look, feel, and function just like your own teeth.
  • Dental implants can improve the overall appearance of your smile.
  • Implants maintain, or realign, facial structure and profile, and preserve bone.
  • Dental Implants are easy to clean and do not decay.
  • Implants help to preserve adjacent natural teeth. With an implant-supported bridge, there is no need to stress or traumatize adjacent natural teeth in order to hold the bridge in place. Traditional removable partial dentures also place stress forces on the remaining natural teeth.
  • Implant-supported crowns and bridges have a longer functioning life than conventional crowns and bridges placed over natural tooth structure.
  • Implants help to prevent the appearance of premature aging due to bone loss. Osteoporosis can accelerate bone loss with patients using standard or conventional dentures.
  • Patients who wear conventional full dentures often experience difficulty eating, speaking, and smiling. Implant-supported dentures virtually eliminate embarrassing denture slippage. The implants ‘anchor’ the dentures.
  • Implants are cost-effective when considering the functioning life of the implant.
  • The success rate for dental implants is very high; in the 95% range. With proper care and good dental hygiene, it’s rare that implants will fail.

We know that replacing missing teeth with a high functioning restoration solution is important to you. It is our goal at Tooth Suite Family Dentistry to provide you with dental implant restoration that is long-lasting, looks completely natural and functions normally.

Call Tooth Suite Family Dentistry at (780) 875-4312 to schedule a
Dental Implant Consultation today!

Tooth Suite Family Dentistry has been proudly serving
Lloydminster for over 20 Years!

Disclaimer

Dr. Marianne Stelmaschuk, Dr. Sonia Thibault, Dr. Gladys NewLove-Heide are Lloydminster General Dentists. They are not specialists in Cosmetic or Family Dentistry. Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Our general dentists provide Cosmetic and Family Dental procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns, Invisalign, and Teeth Whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. As Lloydminster Family Dentists, we provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family. Dr. Prabhjot Singh is a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and can offer Oral Maxillofacial specialty services as part of his license.