Missing teeth can do more than leave holes in your smile or cause cracks in your confidence. Your teeth help uphold the muscular and skeletal structure of your face. Without a complete smile, you could suffer from bone loss, bite issues and facial changes, not to mention difficulties speaking and eating.
Southgate Dental Centre can replace missing teeth with dental implants; completing your smile and maintaining your oral health. Request an appointment to find out if dental implants are an option for you.
All services are performed by general dentists.
Southgate Dental Centre performs single tooth implants directly into the jaw bone (endosteal implants), giving them similar stability to a natural tooth.
A single tooth implant is actually comprised of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the restoration.
Patients hoping to receive single-tooth implants must first undergo an exam and consultation. Endosteal implants require a certain amount of healthy jaw tissue, so your dental team will perform X-rays to determine whether single tooth implants are the right choice for you.
We need 3-dimensional scans of your teeth, which is why we require cone beam x-rays. This special type of x-ray helps us determine the quantity and quality of your jaw bone, whether an implant will fit, and how the implant will need to be angled. We may need to refer you out to have your cone beam x-rays completed.
Once we’ve confirmed your candidacy, we can schedule an appointment for your surgery. The implantation process varies from patient to patient. In most cases, implantation is a three-step procedure done over the span of 3 to 6 months.
Your general dentist may be able to tell you how many procedures you will need at the time of your consultation.
Though dental implants are made to last, they still require just as much care and attention as natural teeth. Be sure to follow these tips when caring for your dental implants.
We would love to see you! Find our office on 51st Ave NW, next to the Scotiabank and across 108A street from McKee School.
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