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Dental Implants2019-08-05T22:53:20+00:00

Dental Implants in Calgary

Dental implants are a form of dental restoration used to replace missing teeth and restore the functionality of a patient’s mouth. Dental implants consist of three parts, the fixture, the abutment and the prosthesis.

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Structure of the Dental Implant

The fixture refers to the bottom of the implant; it is made from medical-grade titanium. The fixture is surgically embedded below the gum and fuses with the jawbone. The abutment refers to the portion surrounding the gum line which serves as a bridge between the fixture and the prosthesis. In order for this to occur, the abutment is screwed into the fixture and the prosthesis is screwed into the abutment, replacing the missing teeth.

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The Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process consists of two phases. The first phase is surgical; at this time a local anesthesia or IV sedation is registered. A special instrument is used to create room for the fixture. Next, the abutment is screwed into the implant which provides support to the prosthesis. The gums are then closed and are required to heal over the course of several months. This ensures the implant is secured to the bone.

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The second phase of the implant process will require your dentist in Calgary to take an impression in order to create a prosthesis. The prosthesis replaces the teeth if there are multiple implants being placed. Once the prosthesis is created, your dentist will attach the abutment. He or she will check to ensure it is fitting comfortably in your mouth. The material used for the dental implants are durable, and function the same as your natural teeth. With the proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime.

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