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Dental Implants

Full dental implants service available in Calgary, AB

While conventional dentures and dental bridges are still good solutions for many people, dental implants have become a popular choice for tooth replacement in Calgary, AB and across the globe. Most dental implant cases can be handled start to finish at Lake Chaparral Dental Care.

Understanding implants

Each of your own teeth has roots that extend into the jawbone, giving the crown (the visible portion of the tooth) necessary stability for chewing. A dental implant is a substitution for the root of a missing tooth. In a precise, carefully-planned oral surgery, this small screw-shaped device is implanted into bone. Because the material is biocompatible, bone fuses with the implant, establishing strong support for a restoration.

This technique is commonly used to replace individual missing teeth. After giving the implant several months to integrate with bone, a small incision is made in the gum, and an abutment or post is inserted into the implant. Then, the implant is finished with a cemented or screw-retained crown. This results in an artificial tooth with restored function, that looks natural. In addition, the implant provides vital stimulation that helps to keep facial bone from diminishing.

Dental Implants with Dr. Palka Sharma – Dr. Palka Sharma

Dental Implant is the most commonly performed procedure to replace a missing tooth. Dr. Palka Sharma from Lake Chaparral Dental Care Calgary, AB explains that it will take about two hours for the placement of the dental implant and it can be done without any pain for the patient. If you are missing a tooth / teeth, and interested on getting an implant done, Dr. Palka Sharma is the one.

What is Dental implant?
Dental implants are the gold standard in dentistry today to replace a missing tooth because they have a very high success rate and is relatively a commonly performed procedure.

What is the procedure for placing an implant?
When a patient comes in, they have the tooth removed, and then we graft the site with bone to preserve the bone quality and quantity.

After three months of healing, we insert the implant screw and allow that to heal for a minimum of three months.

After that, we take an impression of the implant and deliver the crown on top of the final implant.

Is the procedure painful?
When patients come in for the placement of the dental implant, we locally numb the side for the implant, and it takes about two hours in the clinic to place the implant.

When they leave, they have the tissue that is sutured on top of the implant and they leave with some medication but overall the procedure is quite comfortable, and the healing time is about two days.

What is the benefit of an implant?
Because it allows the patient and us as dentists to keep a one tooth problem for the patient without touching the adjacent healthy teeth. It is also important to note that when the implant is placed everything is healed and the final crown restoration is placed.
Then you can care for that implant just as you would your natural teeth so there is no additional maintenance or care to keep that implant healthy in your mouth.
Would you like to learn more about Dental implants? Book a consultation at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB. The number is (403) 768-2271.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants near Calgary, AB

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Implants may also be placed to provide stability to a full denture or to anchor a bridge. If you are missing multiple teeth, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma will talk with you about these options.

With good oral hygiene, the long-term success rate for dental implants is excellent. If you should ever damage the restoration, it can generally be replaced without disturbing the implant.

Convenient dental implants in Calgary, AB

Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma is experienced in the surgical placement of dental implants and in implant restoration. In most cases, she can handle all phases in-house:

  • Initial diagnosis
  • Surgical planning
  • Oral surgery (including bone grafting, if necessary)
  • Crown, bridge, or denture preparation
  • Final restoration

Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Book a consultation at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, AB. The number is (403) 768-2271.

Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

Patient Success Stories

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