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Dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Here's a comprehensive overview of dental implants:

What They Are:

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. These implants serve as artificial tooth roots.


  • Implant: The titanium post that is placed into the jawbone. It fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration, providing a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

  • Abutment: A connector piece that is placed on top of the implant to hold and support the dental crown or other prosthetic restoration.

  • Crown or Prosthesis: The artificial tooth or teeth that are attached to the implant via the abutment. This is the visible part of the replacement tooth that resembles and functions like a natural tooth.


  • Natural Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They are designed to blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth.

  • Durability: Implants are a long-term solution and can last a lifetime with proper care.

  • Improved Speech and Chewing: Unlike dentures, implants allow for natural speech and chewing function as they are fixed in place and stable.

  • Preservation of Bone: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.


  • Consultation: Evaluation of oral health and suitability for implants, including X-rays and impressions.

  • Surgery: Placement of the implant into the jawbone. This is usually performed under local anesthesia, though sedation options may be available for nervous patients.

  • Healing Period: Osseointegration occurs over several months as the implant fuses with the jawbone.

  • Restoration: Placement of the abutment and crown or other prosthetic restoration onto the implant once osseointegration is complete.


  • Oral Hygiene: Brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups are crucial to maintain implants and surrounding teeth.

  • Avoiding Complications: Smoking, poor oral hygiene, and certain medical conditions can affect the success of implants.

  • Candidates: Ideal candidates for dental implants are individuals in good overall health with sufficient jawbone density to support the implant. If bone density is insufficient, bone grafting may be required before implant placement.

Dental implants offer a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for replacing missing teeth, providing many benefits beyond traditional bridges or dentures. Consultation with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon is essential to determine if dental implants are the right option for your specific dental needs.

Dental Implants


Dental Implants in Calgary

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(403) 407-1958 to book your appointment today!

Dr. Roopkiran Grewal at McKnight Square Dental are General Dentists. As general dentists, they provide cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental braces, and teeth whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta (CDSA).


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