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Sherwood Park Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a permanent procedure that involves supporting false teeth or replacement of missing teeth. Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are an alternative to bridges and removable dentures. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth. A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.

Like real teeth, implants need to be maintained and cleaned regularly as part of a healthy oral care routine and will need regular appointments to ensure they are taken care of. However, if implants are properly cared for, they are likely to last many years and are often preferable because of their longevity. They are often the best option to replace missing teeth.

Deciding on Dental Implants

If you are still unsure about whether dental implants are the right choice for you, here are some of the criteria to consider if implants would suitable for you.

  • Have one or several missing teeth
  • Healthy bone and gums with no conditions that would affect healing
  • Dentures or bridges are unsuitable for you

Dental Implnt Benefits

  • Adaptable - You can have implants to replace a single tooth or an entire row so no matter where your gap or missing teeth are, implants can be adapted to suit your needs. You also don't have to have individual implants per tooth because often one implant can support more than one tooth.
  • Comfort - As they are a permanent fixture that are built to suit your mouth, dental implants can be more comfortable than dentures or temporary fittings that can rub or slip.
  • More convenient - Unlike dentures or temporary options, implants are permanent fixtures meaning you don't have to consider how or where to remove your dentures.
  • Better Dental Health - Unlike other options like bridges, implants don't involve adjusting surrounding teeth such as filing them down or making alterations. This means keeping more of your natural teeth intact. They are also very easy to clean around like natural teeth.
  • Long-lasting - As mentioned, dental implants are one of the longer lasting options to replace lost teeth because of their durability.
  • Functionality - As implants are placed into the bone, they are fixed and function in a similar way to a normal tooth. This means that eating and chewing with them feels more natural and is easier. This can also stop pain that some can feel with poorly fitted dentures which can rub or cause issues.

If you are a smoker or have damaged or infected jaw bones, for example if you have undergone radiotherapy, have osteoporosis or diabetes, you will need to speak to a dentist first about the suitability of implants as they may not be the best option. If you would like a consultation or to speak to a dentist contact us today. We offer appointments throughout the week where you can speak to a member of our team about dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where Is Your Clinic Located?

Mills Haven Dental is located in Sherwood Park, on Broadmoor Boulevard

What are your hours?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

Do you accept insurance plans?

Yes, Mills Haven Dental accepts most insurance plans and we direct bill!!

With direct billing, we submit your insurance claims electronically with no processing charges or fees.

Do you provide dental services for babies and children?

Yes we do!

The staff at Mills Haven Dental understand that children's teeth undergo several challenges and changes in the growth process. That is why we recommend regular checkups for children of any age.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or around one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth.

We are a family-oriented business and aim to help you and your entire family achieve and maintain a happy and healthy mouth.

We monitor the health of your child's teeth & gums to prevent disease, repair injury, and ensure optimal oral health.

Can I book evening and weekend appointments?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Average wait time to see one of our dentists depends on the service you require, and the time of year.

During slow periods, you may be able to get in to see us in as little as one day.

Busy periods may require you to wait 1-2 weeks.

However, scheduling changes do occur, and we may be able to get you in for an appointment more quickly if anything opens up sooner.

Call us at 587-269-2697 to inquire about current available appointments!

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes!

Mills Haven Dental is always accepting new patients here in Sherwood Park, and we would love for you to come in and meet us.

How long does a standard cleaning take?

A cleaning for most individuals at Mills Haven Dental will be completed in approximately 1 hour however, some patients may require additional time or appointments depending on their individual needs.

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