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Fort McMurray Implants and Implant restorations

Your Fort McMurray Choice for Implant and Implant Restoration!

If you are looking for a permanent and durable solution to one or more missing teeth, Eagle Ridge Dental Clinic is pleased to offer the convenience of dental implants and implant restoration!

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you are considering whether a dental implant might be the right choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either your dentist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics. After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Your dentist can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken, and then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

  • Natural tooth appearance
  • Helps you preserve facial structure
  • Prevents bone deterioration
  • Conserves surrounding teeth
  • Help you regain the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, and laugh at the fullest
  • Permanent and easy to care for
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Eliminates the embarrassment or inconvenience caused while removing dentures\
  • Helps prevent cavities; since they are cavity proof, your smile is no longer as vulnerable to tooth decay.