Dental Implants in St. Albert
A dental implant is a natural-looking option to restore one or more missing teeth in your mouth. The implant is connected directly to your jawline and paired with a dental crown on the top to restore chewing and biting function. Dental implants are an invasive procedure and may not be suitable for everyone. Our dentists are happy to answer any of your questions about implants and whether they are ideal for you.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium posts or screws that permanently anchor into your jawbone. Once they are securely in place and have healed, tooth restorations can be attached to the top, such as dental crowns, dental implants, or even partial dentures, depending on how many teeth need replacing.
Who Can Have Dental Implants?
Because the dental implant is connected directly to your jawbone, it does require a healthy jaw. Anyone whose jawbone is not strong enough or intact may not be suited for the implant. The procedure also involves surgery which may or may not impact some patients’ choices. The recommended first step is to make an appointment with our dentists to discuss the procedure and whether it is right for you.