Dental implants can be a very expensive procedure at many Lethbridge dentists. Some clinics in our city do not even offer this procedure. At our full service general dentistry clinic we are experienced and trained at providing you with the most modern approved dental procedures when it comes to having dental implants. We have done this procedure hundreds of successful times and have developed a talent for achieving high quality results with minimal complications and at an affordable price. We treat our Lethbridge patients like family, you may wish to come see us for a second opinion even.
Dental implants as we know them today were invented many years ago back in 1952 by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon. Today, they are considered the standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth in modern dentistry around the world. A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed right into the jawbone of the patient and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of a few months. (note: we use a unique and innovative method to improve the healing process upon installation of Lethbridge implants). The dental implant then acts as a full replacement for the root of the missing tooth it replaces. In turn, this new “artificial tooth root” serves to hold either the replacement tooth or bridge replacing more than one tooth.
Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability. The process of fusion between the dental implant and jawbone is called “osseointegration.” Most dental implants are made of titanium, which allows them to integrate with bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. Over time, technology and science have progressed to greatly improve the outcomes of dental implant placement. Today, the success rate for dental implants is close to 98% across the entire industry, however our personal success rate exceeds this amount and our patients actual results are closer to 100%, however we are required to state that individual results may vary and not every patient is the same.