Tooth Implant Dentistry In Wetaskiwin
For those missing even one tooth, the gap isn’t actually one of the major problems. What is of far greater concern is the bone loss that inevitably follows tooth loss. At our practice, we solve the problems associated with this bone loss by offering dental implants as our restorative tooth option of choice for most patients.
Dental implants fused to the jawbone can preserve bone, improve function, and enhance psychological well-being.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are surgical-grade titanium posts. These posts function as synthetic tooth roots and can fuse directly with your jawbone the same way a natural tooth root does.
A tooth implant provides support for your jawbone and prevents bone deterioration. When we combine a dental implant with a beautiful, porcelain crown, we can create a perfect artificial tooth replacement.
The Implant Dentistry Process
We carefully evaluate both your overall and oral health to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. We utilize CT scanner technology to determine this as well as plan the placement of your dental implants.
If you are a good candidate, we will proceed to the placement and restoration portions of the process.
Placement refers to inserting the implant post into your jawbone, right below the gum surface. Over time, as you heal, the bone will bond to the post in a process called osseointegration, forming a secure foundation.
After your mouth has had an appropriate amount of time to heal, Dr. Mahoney will use that foundation to attach the abutment and crown, creating a life-like replacement tooth that is both beautiful and completely functional.
This part of the process is referred to as restoration. The replacement crowns in the restoration process are produced in a strictly sterile environment— with your unique needs in mind— to ensure a seamlessly beautiful smile.
Located near Leduc and Camrose, our office has the skill and experience to both place and restore your dental implant. You won’t have to worry about going to different offices or different surgeons. The entire tooth implant procedure can be conveniently performed at our office by a team that you trust.
To find out more about implant dentistry in Wetaskiwin, call us today! Dr. Mahoney can tell you if dental implants are right for you based on your individual circumstances.