No matter how dedicated you are to oral health, life happens and for any number of reasons you may find yourself with a failing missing tooth. Gaps between your teeth are not only unsightly but also detrimental to the overall health of your mouth. Luckily, Higson Dental Group has excellent options for dental implants in Grande Prairie.
How Does a Dental Implant Work?
There are three parts to a dental implant. 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.
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. 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 Dental Implants
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 Dental Implants Grande Prairie, AB | Implants that Last
Find out if dental implants are the right choice for you. Our team will happily answer any questions you may have.
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