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Your Second Chance With the Perfect Smile

Dental implants are the ultimate solution for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, disease, or decay. They are essentially artificial tooth roots made of titanium or zirconium, surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a stable base for a replacement tooth or bridge. Implants are incredibly durable, and they look and feel like natural teeth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. Dental implants can give you a second chance to have the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Reasons for Dental Implants:

  • You have one or more missing teeth
  • You have difficulty speaking or chewing due to missing teeth
  • You feel self-conscious about your smile due to missing teeth
  • You are experiencing bone loss in your jaw due to missing teeth
  • You want a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution for missing teeth
  • You do not want to compromise the health of surrounding teeth
  • You want to avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of removable dentures
  • You want to improve your overall oral health and prevent future dental problems
Dr. Sholina Kherani of Davinci Smiles in Edmonton, AB

Our Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. Sholina Kherani is a highly experienced dentist with over three decades in the field. She specializes in dental implants including single tooth implants, multiple implants, and all-on-fours. She stays abreast of the latest advancements ensuring top-tier treatment to ensure you get the ideal natural smile. Dental implants provide a permanent, durable solution for missing teeth, preserving jawbone health, preventing adjacent tooth shifting, and restoring full functionality and aesthetics to the smile with long-term success. Dr. Kherani prioritizes very personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs. Her memberships include esteemed dental associations, reflecting her commitment to excellence in dentistry.

The Anatomy of Dental Implants

The Implant

The implant is a small, screw-shaped post made of biocompatible titanium or zirconium. It is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it serves as an artificial tooth root. Over time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in a process called osseointegration, creating a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

The Abutment

The abutment is a connector piece that attaches to the implant and protrudes above the gum line. It acts as a support structure for the crown, which will be placed on top of it. Abutments can be made of titanium, zirconia, or porcelain and are available in different sizes and shapes to accommodate different types of crowns.

The Crown

The crown is the visible part of the dental implant, the part that looks like a natural tooth. It is custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the surrounding teeth, ensuring a seamless blend with the rest of your smile. The prosthetic component can be a crown, bridge, or complete denture, depending on the number of teeth needing replacement.

Osseointegration: The Reason for Optimal Stability

Osseointegration is the process by which the implant structure fuses with the surrounding jawbone tissue, creating a durable, stable base for the replacement tooth. This integration process typically takes several months, during which the implant becomes fully integrated into the jawbone. The result is a tooth replacement solution that is incredibly stable and long-lasting. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a popular choice for those seeking a permanent, low-maintenance solution for missing teeth.

Biocompatible Dental Implant Materials

Biocompatibility is a crucial factor for dental implants. Medical-grade titanium, zirconia, or a hybrid of both materials can be used for durable dental implants. Titanium is the most common material for implants because it’s highly biocompatible, so the body is unlikely to reject it. Additionally, titanium is a strong and long-lasting material that can withstand the pressures of daily use. Zirconia is a newer material that is also highly biocompatible and offers aesthetic advantages due to its tooth-colored appearance.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Look and feel like natural teeth
  • Improve your ability to chew and speak.
  • Improve the appearance of your smile
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Prevent bone loss in your jaw
  • Do not require special maintenance beyond good oral hygiene
  • Can replace one, several, or even all your teeth

Dental Implants Support Your Natural Jawbone

Dental implants are not only an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth; they also help maintain the natural structure of your jawbone. When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone can begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. Dental implants replace the missing tooth root, providing the necessary stimulation to maintain the jawbone’s strength and density. This helps preserve the facial structure and prevent sagging or wrinkling.

The Complete Dental Implant Journey:

  • Consultation: During the initial consultation, your dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine if dental implants are right for you. They will also create a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
  • Implant placement: Once the treatment plan is finalized, the dental implant(s) will be surgically placed into the jawbone. The healing process, called osseointegration, typically takes 3 to 6 months.
  • Abutment Placement: After osseointegration is complete, the dental implant will be re-exposed, and an abutment will be attached. The abutment serves as the connector between the implant and the crown.
  • Crown Fabrication: An impression of the abutment will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory to create a custom-made crown. The crown will be fabricated to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth.
  • Crown Placement: Once the crown is ready, it will be attached to the abutment and the dental implant. Your dentist will ensure the crown, bridge, or denture is properly aligned and that your bite is comfortable.

A Lifelong Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a lifelong solution for missing teeth that offer unparalleled stability, durability, and natural-looking results. Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dentures and bridges, dental implants do not require any special care or maintenance beyond regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective and practical solution for those seeking a permanent tooth replacement option.

Schedule Your Consultation

At Davinci Smiles, located in the heart of Edmonton between the downtown core and the new chic shopping district on 124 Street, we provide personalized and exceptional care to our patients. Our owner and dentist, Dr. Sholina Kherani, takes a patient-focused and psychological approach to support overall health. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or other dental treatments, schedule your consultation with us today.

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