Giving You Something to Smile About
Missing teeth affect more than your appearance—they can lead to difficulty chewing, swallowing, and changes to your jaw structure. One option for a missing tooth is a dental implant, a permanent replacement tooth drilled into your jawbone. Many patients can benefit from this treatment, enjoying an artificial tooth that looks and feels natural.
Visit Rockwood Dental on 17th Ave. in Calgary, and we can provide a long-term solution for your smile. We’re your information source for everything dental implant-related.Book Now
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial roots consisting of titanium metal. The implant is inserted into your jawbone to replace the root of a natural tooth, with an artificial tooth replacing your natural one. Think of your implant as an anchor for your artificial tooth.
The dental implant procedure happens through several appointments over many months to give the implant time to bond to your jawbone. After inserting your implant, your artificial tooth needs regular cleaning and dental exams.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process can take several months, depending on your needs. This entire procedure involves removing your damaged tooth, preparing the jaw (if needed), placing the dental implant, placing the abutment, and placing the artificial tooth.
We’re here to support you throughout the entire implant process.
Potential Bone Grafting
You may require bone grafting if your jaw isn’t thick enough or it’s too soft. Your procedure may fail if the jawbone can’t handle a dental implant.
Bone grafting helps strengthen the jaw to support this implant. We graft new bone in this area, either from somewhere else in your body or artificial material. You can continue the dental implant process after the graft finishes healing.
Dental Implant Placement
We expose your bone to insert the dental implant, opening the gums to reach your jawbone. We drill holes in the bone to place the implant deep into the jaw. After this is complete, we wait for the jawbone to grow into the implant and strengthen, which can take several months.
We can place your abutment once your jawbone has united with the dental implant. We’ll reopen the gums to expose the implant and attach the abutment. This abutment holds your artificial tooth.
After closing the gums, we can attach the artificial tooth when the gums heal in around 2 weeks.
Artificial Tooth Placement
After your gums have healed, we can choose your artificial tooth and place it. This tooth can be fixed or removable, depending on your needs.
You may experience several side effects as you recover from this procedure, including:
- Minor bleeding at the implant site
Our team will help you recover and provide any support you need.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Dental implants can help preserve your smile and support your remaining teeth, but the process is an investment that takes several months. We can help determine your eligibility for this procedure and explain what to expect. Request an appointment if you’re interested in a dental implant, and we can discuss this treatment further.Book Now
Visit Our Office
Rockwood Dental is located on 17th ave., between 9th and 10th Street SW. If you’re looking for parking, we offer free parking directly in front of our office.
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- 102, 1032 17th Ave SW
- Calgary, AB T2T 0A5
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
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