Dental Implant in Downtown Edmonton

Replacing missing teeth with Dental Implants

If you’re suffering from tooth loss, one solution that may be just right for you could be a Dental Implant. At Academy Dental, we can restore the smiles of patients suffering from tooth loss by offering dental implant starting from a customized treatment plans, followed by the surgical steps all the way through restoring the implant to replace a missing tooth.

Whether you are missing one tooth, a full set of teeth, or are facing multiple dental extractions, we offer the multiple dental implant services near you in Downtown Edmonton!

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots that are inserted into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. They are made of titanium and look and feel like natural teeth. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth and provide a stable and durable solution for tooth loss. Dental implants usually require several appointments and stages of surgery. Dental implants have many advantages, such as improved appearance, speech, comfort, and oral health.

What to Expect before getting a Dental Implant?

  • Initial consultation and evaluation: Our dentists at Academy Dental will give you a comprehensive examination, take X-rays, and discuss your options and treatment plan. They will also check if you have enough bone in the area of the missing tooth for the implant. If not, you may need a bone graft before the surgery.
  • Implant placement surgery: The dentist will perform a surgery to insert the implant fixture into your jawbone. This will act as the root of your artificial tooth. You will be given local anesthesia for the procedure. The surgery may take one to two hours depending on the number and location of the implants.
  • Healing Period: After the surgery, you will need to wait for the implant to heal and fuse with your bone. This process is called osseointegration and can take several months. During this time, you will have to follow your dentist’s instructions on oral hygiene, diet, and medication. You may also wear a temporary denture or crown to cover the implant site.
  • Impression and restoration: The dentist will take an impression/scan of your mouth and send it to a dental lab to make your artificial tooth.  It may take a few weeks for the lab to make your artificial tooth.
  • Final placement: The dentist will check the fit and appearance of your artificial tooth which will match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. 
  • Follow-up and maintenance: The dentist will monitor your implant and artificial tooth and provide you with aftercare instructions. 

Dental Implants FAQs

They are made of Titanium. Titanium  has a long history of success and can bond well with the jawbone.

  • They are durable and can last for many years or even a lifetime with proper care.
  • They prevent bone loss that occurs after tooth loss by stimulating the jawbone and preserving its shape and density.
  • They keep adjacent teeth stable and prevent them from shifting or drifting into the gap left by the missing tooth.

The entire process can take anywhere from six to nine months from start to finish. However, some patients may need to wait up to twelve months for their final tooth placement, especially if they require bone grafting or have complications during the healing process

The cost of a dental implant may vary significantly depending the location in the mouth, the complexity and the need for bone graft. The cost to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant starts at $4,200, but could go higher due to many factors. This does not include x-rays, examination and the removal of the tooth. 

Implant-Retained Overdentures

Implant supported dentures are a type of denture that attaches to dental implants in your jawbone, instead of resting on your gums. They offer more stability and comfort than traditional dentures, and can look and feel more natural. Ask our dentists at Academy Dental in downtown Edmonton to know more if Implant-Retained Overdentures are an option for you.

Why Choosing Academy Dental for your Dental Implant?

Our dental team at Academy Dental in Downtown Edmonton is trained and experienced in providing dental implant treatments to patients of all ages. 

At Academy Dental we are committed to providing our patients with quality care. Our experienced team of professionals is passionate in providing personalized care for which we take the time to listen to your concerns and address your specific needs in a comfortable environment.