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Dental Implants – Edmonton, AB

Ushering in Restorative Technology & Treatments

Man and woman with healthy smiles after replacing missing teeth with dental implants

Are you missing one or more teeth and looking for a tooth replacement solution that rivals traditional bridges and dentures? Over the last few decades, the dental implant procedure has been successful. This treatment takes traditional restorations and enhances their performance by adding surgically placed implants to secure them in your mouth. To learn more about how dental implants from our Edmonton, AB dentist can help you regain a fully functional and beautiful smile, contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation with us!

Why Choose Sherbrooke Family Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implants Placement
  • We Accept
    Dental Insurance
  • Beautiful, Custom-Crafted Dental Restorations

What is a Dental Implant?

Two animated dental implant examples

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed below your gumline and into your jawbone to restore the missing roots of teeth. Due to the biocompatible nature of the metal, it’s able to chemically fuse to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once this is complete, we can then attach a connector piece, called an “abutment”, to the implants that will hold your customized dental bridge, crown, or denture in place.

Benefits of
Dental Implants

Woman with dental implant supported replacement teeth holding green apple

Dental implants are one of the most highly recommended tooth replacement treatments because they offer a variety of unique benefits that distinguish them from traditional restorations. Here are a few of the advantages you’ll be able to enjoy with dental implants:

  • Natural Looking & Feeling: Implants are the only restorative treatment that replaces the entire structure of your natural teeth.
  • Enhanced Chewing & Speaking Abilities: Implants fused to the jawbone provide a more stable foundation, making it easier to eat and speak.
  • No Alteration to Surrounding Teeth: Traditional restorations like bridges require anchoring the prosthetic to your surrounding teeth. With implants, you won’t have to worry about that.
  • Preservation of Jawbone: Due to the process of osseointegration, your implants will continue providing stimulation to your jawbone and keep it from deteriorating.
  • Prevent Hollow-Looking Facial Features: Since your jawbone won’t be deteriorating, you won’t need to worry about sunken-in or saggy cheeks since your facial structure will be preserved.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Man smiling after dental implant tooth replacement

The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our dentists. During your appointment, our team will collect X-rays of your mouth and conduct a thorough examination to help determine whether you’re a good candidate. We’ll ask you to provide us with your medical history as well. During this process, we’ll be looking out for some of these qualities that help us determine whether dental implants are ideal for you:

  • Sufficient jawbone density or willing to undergo a bone graft procedure.
  • Dedicated to maintaining good oral hygiene.
  • No lingering, untreated oral health problems.
  • If you have a medical condition that impacts your immune system, it’s being managed.
  • Willing to quit smoking and minimize excessive alcohol consumption.

Don’t worry though, if you don’t meet all of these requirements right away, we offer preparatory procedures and treatments to help get you there! Once we’ve determined that dental implants can help you, we’ll then create a treatment timeline, so you know exactly what the process entails.

Animated dental implant supported dental crown placement

Missing Single Tooth

A single gap in your smile can be restored with one surgically placed dental implant. Once you’ve healed, we’ll attach a small, metal connector piece to your implant, called an abutment. This will hold a customized dental crown in place, completing your arch of teeth.

Animated dental implant supported fixed bridge placement

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you’re missing two or more teeth in a row, we can replace them by inserting two dental implants, one at either side of the gap in your smile. Once the abutments are attached, we can secure a customized dental bridge to complete your smile.

Dental Implants Placed Right Here

Dentist showing patient dental implant and natural tooth comparison model

While other dental offices may need to refer patients to separate dental offices to have their dental implants surgically placed, our team is happy to provide this service right here in-house! This not only saves you valuable time, but also means you can undergo the entire treatment process with a team you already know and trust. We're proud to offer this important convenience, and you can always rely on us for trustworthy quality that puts your best interests first. 

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man at dental office discussing the cost of dental implants

The cost of your dental implant procedure is based on a number of factors that are unique to your oral situation, including:

  • How many dental implants you need to have placed?
  • What type of restoration you require?
  • The timespan that you’d like to complete the process in

At Sherbrooke Family Dental, our team is happy to discuss payment and financing options with you after your consultation as well as outlining key, cost-impacting details of your procedure.

Dental Implant FAQs

Dental implants in Edmonton

Dental implants in Edmonton are considerably superior to their traditional prosthetic counterparts. With millions of Americans already enjoying their immense benefits, it is believed more than 500,000 are placed each year. If you are an adult who is suffering from tooth loss and like the idea of pursuing permanent replacement teeth, we’re happy to you’re here. But we also understand you probably have many questions. This is why we invite you to review the following inquiries submitted to us by our previous patients. Contact our team if you have any questions or concerns.

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How long do dental implants last?

The average timeframe for dental implants is about 30 years; however, there are instances where patients have enjoyed their permanent prosthetics for an entire lifetime! It largely depends on how well you take care of your new teeth. To extend their lifespan and ensure their longevity, it’s necessary that you avoid unhealthy habits and foods, continue to see your implant dentist in Edmonton every six months, and practice optimal oral hygiene at home.

How successful are dental implants?

When placed by a trusted and skilled dental professional, dental implants are extremely successful. In fact, they’re known to have a success rate of 95% initially. After 10 years, this rate only falls to 90-95%. Of course, much like the longevity of your dental implants, how well you take care of them will determine their success rate as well. Eating ice, not wearing a mouthguard while playing sports, and using your teeth as tools are all ways you can increase your risk for serious damage. However, taking appropriate care of your new teeth will ensure they remain in place for many years to come.

Am I too young to get dental implants?

When it comes to receiving dental implants, it is best if you wait until you are in your mid-20s before pursuing this option. The reason is that it is unlikely that your jaw will be fully developed until then. If they are put into place before the jawbone is developed enough, it can cause serious issues that result in dental implant complications. Also, there are other, safer solutions for individuals under the age of 18 or who are in their early 20s. Dental bridges and partial dentures can be used until it is time to consider dental implants.

Will I have to take off work for dental implant surgery?

Yes, you will need to take at least a few days off even if you only have one or two teeth replaced. The more implants that need to be placed, the longer you’ll need to spend time recovering at home. This is why we often recommend that our patients schedule their surgeries for later in the week. This allows individuals to use the weekend as part of their recovery time instead of asking for more time off from work. However, even once you return to your job, you’ll need to make sure you do not practice any strenuous activity, as this can delay healing.