There are several reasons why people miss teeth. You may have been without some teeth since birth, or you can lose your teeth through injury, disease, or decay. Whatever the cause, tooth loss can devastate your health, confidence, and quality of life.
Don’t let tooth loss box you into a corner of low self-esteem and poor oral health. Instead, replace what you have lost with dependable dental implants from Stoneycreek Village Dental in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Dental implants placed by Drs. Yohannes Melkie, Alan Chan, and Cristina Rodrigo can replace everything from a single tooth to an entire set of teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root. This biocompatible metal post is surgically embedded in the jawbone to support one or more artificial teeth. An implant doesn’t work alone. Above it is an abutment that protrudes through the gum line to link the implant fixture to a dental prosthetic, such as a crown, denture, or bridge.
A few months after placement, a dental implant osseointegrates with the jawbone to become part of your dentition. Because of this unique design, a dental implant is a permanent solution for tooth loss. Like your natural teeth, your implant doesn’t need replacement in the future.
Want to overcome your “gappy” smile with dental implants? The first step is to book an appointment with an implant dentist. This consultation examines your oral health to establish your smile is free from cavities, gum disease, and other issues. Furthermore, this initial exam evaluates your jawbone to ensure sufficient volume and density to support an implant. If not, we will recommend bone grafting to replenish lost bone tissue.
Once you are passed fit for a dental implant, the rest of the procedures involve the following:
A massive benefit of dental implants is that they help preserve the jawbone by preventing bone atrophy. Like natural teeth, dental implants stimulate the jawbone, encouraging regeneration. Reversing the effects of bone degradation restores your aesthetics and oral health.
Dental implants are incredibly flexible — they are a viable solution whether you are missing one, several, or all teeth.
The other benefits of dental implants include:
Looking for the next step? Please call (780) 666-7327 for a no-obligation consultation with Stoneycreek Village Dental.
Like natural teeth, our dental implants are stable, natural-looking, and durable. They restore your confidence and allow you to be who you want to be at home, work, or anywhere.
Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his
Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor
of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac,
where he has practiced since.
Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.