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Dental Implants in Grande Prairie

No matter how dedicated you are to oral health, life happens, and for any number of reasons, you may find yourself with a failing or missing tooth. Gaps between your teeth are not only unsightly but also detrimental to the overall health of your mouth. Luckily, Higson Dental Group’s cosmetic dentists have excellent options for dental implants near you in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

There are three parts to a dental implant.

  1. First, we surgically insert a titanium implant into your jawbone. Over time, as it heals, the titanium metal fuses with the bone and becomes part of the jaw.
  2. At the second appointment, we place an abutment (connecting device) on top of the implant, which joins the implant to a crown. At this point, we make an impression of your teeth and have a crown created to look like your natural tooth.
  3. Finally, we cover the abutment with the finished crown. You now have a sturdy implant-supported tooth that looks completely natural.

The process from start to finish is around six to twelve months, depending on the location of placement and your overall health. You will be able to eat, speak, and smile confidently once the implant is completed. If you follow a regular oral health routine, your implant can last for a lifetime.

Benefits of a Dental Implant

As a permanent, non-removable replacement for lost teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth. They help support the jaw and prevent bone loss that can happen around your missing tooth. Since implants are surgically inserted into your mouth and heal into the jaw, they become a part of your mouth and can last for many years. Sometimes receiving a dental implant is an important step before fitting for new dentures.

Are Dental Implants Painful?


Although it sounds like it would be very painful, having a dental implant placed is much less uncomfortable than you would think.  Because of the nature of implant placement, using slow-speed drilling and copious irrigation to reduce head, postoperative pain is typically reported to be less than a tooth extraction.

dental implants smile higson dental grande prairie albertaHow Long Will an Implant Last?

The longevity of a dental implant is largely determined by its owner.  After the initial integration (healing) phase is successfully completed, an individual can expect many years (decades) service from an implant and its associated restoration.  However, peri-implantitis (gum disease around implants) and other factors such as poor home care can greatly affect their long-term prognosis.

How much do Dental Implants Cost?


In Alberta, Canada, you can expect to pay anywhere between $1500 to $3000 for a single dental implant. These ranges depend on factors like:

  • Type of implantation
  • The professional who performs the surgery
  • Location of surgery
  • Implant material

For a look at standard pricing on common dental practices, visit the Alberta Dental Guide for Dental Fees.

Call Us Today!

Find out if dental implants are the right choice for you. Our Grande Prairie dental team will happily answer any questions you may have.

Call Higson Dental Group in Grande Prairie, Alberta at 780-532-4661.



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