What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth attached to a post that has been surgically inserted into the jawbone.
What are the benefits of a Dental Implant?
Dental Implants are a permanent tooth restoration solution for those who have suffered tooth loss, or have a severely decayed or fractured tooth that must be removed. In addition to restoring full tooth functionality, dental implants are beneficial because:
What are the drawbacks of Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, the dental implant procedure can take upwards of six months and is invasive. Consequently, those who experience dental anxiety might consider dental bridges as an alternative solution. Other drawbacks include:
How do I provide adequate care for my Dental Implants?
If cared for appropriately, dental implants can last upwards of thirty years as they are considered long-term restorations. To ensure their longevity, be sure to:
What does the Dental Implant procedure entail?
If it is determined that dental implants are the best cosmetic dentistry solution for you, we will refer you to a highly skilled specialist who will:
Once your implant is ready, you return to our office where we will create an impression of your mouth and teeth, which is used as a blueprint for your artificial tooth. While the crown is being fashioned, we will provide you with a temporary crown. Once the porcelain dental crown is fabricated, you return to have it attached to the abutment.
If you live in the Edmonton, Alberta area and have suffered tooth loss, please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko, who is a highly skilled and experienced dentist.
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