Dental implants in Edmonton are made of titanium and are a practical way to replace one or more missing teeth and restore the function and appearance of your smile. Implants are also a great option for patients that struggle with loose or poor-fitting dentures. Implant-supported dentures, sometimes known as anchored dentures, provide more stable support and eliminate gaps and shifting.
Unlike fillings or crowns that are bonded to the tooth, dental implants are placed into the jawbone. Like the root of a natural tooth, implants bond directly to the jaw bone. After administering a local anesthetic, the doctor will gently place the implant into the jaw bone below the gum line. The jawbone must then heal for 3-6 months, after which a permanent artificial tooth (implant crown) is created to fit on top of the implant.