Dental Implants in Okotoks

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Whether it’s because of injury, infection, or functional problems, there are several reasons why you may lose a tooth at some point in your life. However, just because you’ve experienced tooth loss doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to achieve a fuller-looking smile.

Dental implants can permanently replace missing teeth, restoring the functionality and look of your smile while preventing potential issues from developing in the future.

We are proud to perform dental implants at Hometown Dental. Find out if an implant is right for your needs and request an appointment today.

Why Have a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are artificial teeth held in place by metal roots fixed to your jawbone.

If you’re missing a tooth, the tissues around the open area can resorb and cause your remaining teeth to shift, affecting how your bite functions. You may also lose bone material in your jaw over time, which could cause issues with your bite and facial structure.

Implanting an artificial tooth can help preserve the quality of your bite as well as prevent bone loss and shifting teeth.

The Dental Implant Process

Dental implants are a fantastic way to restore the look and function of your teeth, but they may not always be the right choice for you.

In some cases, we may recommend bridges, which can restore multiple teeth at once, or full dentures to address more serious issues. We can determine if an implant is right for you when you come in for a consultation appointment.

We can perform implant surgeries in our office, but we may refer out some procedures on a case-by-case basis.

Planning The Implant

Before starting the implant procedure, we need to examine your teeth and jawbone. If you’ve had a missing tooth for a while, you may have lost some bone material that we’ll need to replace with a bone graft before placing the implant.

We can examine these areas using x-rays and CEREC scanning technology to create a comprehensive 3D look at your jaw and plan your implant.

During the implant procedure and after we’ve applied anesthetic, the first step is to create a hole in your jawbone where we’ll fix the implant. We’ll make an incision into your gums to access your jawbone and use various drilling techniques to create the hole for your implant.

The implant is a metal root we secure into your jawbone. We may use different types of metal roots for your implant, like single implants and screw-retained implants, but we can go over the differences and recommend one before starting the treatment.

Once the implant is placed, an abutment is screwed to the top of the implant, where it will appear above your gum line. After stitching the gum tissue back together, we’ll have it heal for a few weeks before finishing the treatment with a crown.

The crown is the visible tooth of your dental implant. It is placed over top of the abutment and cemented in place.

Using CEREC technology or 3D printing technology, we can create custom crowns unique to your needs, thanks to the information we gather during the planning process.

After we place the crown, we may have you in for a few follow-up appointments to see how you’re adjusting to your implant and address any concerns. Your implant can help retain look and function just like your natural teeth as long as you keep the crown clean with regular brushing and flossing.

Secure a Smile You’ll Love

See how a dental implant can help you enjoy a fuller-looking smile. Start today by requesting your appointment at Hometown Dental.

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We’re conveniently located in lovely Okotoks, across from Westmount School near the Tucker Parkway.

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  • Suite 1021, 200 Southridge Drive
  • Okotoks, AB T1S 0N8

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed

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