Dental Implants in Calgary
Dr. Meyer is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
With extensive training in oral implantology, Dr. Meyer is proud to have reached the highly esteemed level of Diplomate through the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His passion and expertise placing dental implants is available to anyone in Calgary without a referral.
We are proud to offer Calgary residents a range of treatment options for missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause many health problems including atrophy (shrinking) of the jaw bone and issues with speaking or chewing.
While a dental bridge could fix the aesthetic problem, it isn’t a replacement for a tooth. Dental implants offer a permanent and long-lasting solution to missing teeth.
With a dental implant, you could stop wearing your ill-fitting denture and start enjoying life again. No more speech problems or difficulty chewing. A dental implant is designed to look and feel like a real tooth, so you could enjoy improved oral health.
What is a dental implant?
If you are missing a tooth or missing multiple teeth, dental implants offer a permanent solution.
Unlike a bridge or denture, a dental implant is fixed directly to your jaw bone so your new tooth will look and feel just like a real tooth.
The dental implant refers to a small titanium root that is placed in your jawbone. The bone then heals around this and an abutment is placed on top. This sits above the gum line and performs the important job of bonding the artificial tooth to the titanium root.
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth. For example, all-on-4 implants use four dental implants to hold a permanent or removable denture in place.
Can I get dental implants in Calgary?
Dental 360 is a SE Calgary dentist but we're proud to offer dental implants to all residents of Calgary and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking for expert dental care from a friendly dental team, you’ve come to the right place.
If you are interested in learning more about the dental implant procedure with Dental 360, read the information below and then book a consultation with us to get a personalized assessment of whether a dental implant is right for you!
How does the dental implant procedure work?
Getting dental implants is a multi-step process. This is a typical patient journey, but yours could be different.
Step 1: The consultation
During the initial consultation, Dr. Meyer will explain the steps involved in placing a dental implant. A CBCT scan will provide a 3D image of your jawbone which will help Dr. Meyer to determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
He will be looking at the quantity and quality of the bone to determine if a bone graft is required. At this stage, Dr. Meyer will also have a better idea of the size of the implant he can place.
Step 2: Preparing your teeth and jaw
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, you may require a bone graft to ensure there is enough bone density to support the dental implant or implants.
Step 3: Placing the implant (stage one surgery)
The site of your missing tooth will be numbed and Dr. Meyer will make a small incision in your jaw. A drill is then used to create a hole in your jaw bone to place the implant. A temporary denture may be placed over the implant site or it may be left exposed.
Your jaw bone will now fuse to the implant, creating a strong foundation for your new tooth. It usually takes around 3 months for the implant to fuse with the bone, but every patient journey is different.
Step 4: Attaching the healing abutment (stage two surgery)
After a period of healing, you will return to our office. Another small incision will expose the tip of the implant. Dr. Meyer will check the integration of the implant to make sure it is stable. If it has healed, he will then place a healing abutment.
Unlike with the dental implant, the healing abutment is exposed above the gumline. This step helps to contour the gum tissue to make the final step appear more natural and like a real tooth. After the healing abutment is placed, the gum will be left to heal for 3-6 weeks.
Step 5: Final restoration
It’s time to fix your crown! This is often the final stage in the dental implant process. A porcelain crown is fixed to the abutment and you will now have a tooth that looks and feels like a real tooth.
Step 6: Follow up checks
Once your dental implant journey is complete, you will need to commit to regular dental check-ups and a regiment of aftercare. This will help to keep your dental implant healthy.
Why choose Dental 360 for your dental implants?
Our experienced staff will guide you through the dental implant process. At every stage in the process, we will ensure you feel in control and empowered to make the right choice for your dental health.
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