Dental Implant Q&A

Calgary, Alberta dentist Dr. Shruti Chahal provides dental implant treatment to patients at Foothills Dentistry. She offers dental implants for patients who are missing one or several missing teeth. If you are looking for a stable and secure replacement for missing teeth, call (403) 910-5452 or request a consultation with Dr. Shruti Chahal on our website today. Learn more about the dental implant process below.

dental implant q&a Calgary, Alberta

Dental Implants FAQ

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

To qualify for dental implants, you should have sufficient bone structure to support the implant. However, if you have suffered significant bone loss and do not have enough tissue, Dr. Shruti Chahal may recommend bone grafting treatment.

How quickly can I replace my missing tooth?

After the initial surgery, the dental implant requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone. During this time, Dr. Chahal can provide a temporary dental crown while the implant heals. The entire dental implant process can take anywhere from four to nine months. If you need extra treatments like a bone graft or periodontal therapy before receiving your implants, this process could take longer.

Do dental implants need special care?

Because dental implants depend on your surrounding tooth structures for support, you must brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Shruti Chahal at least twice a year for dental cleanings. Dental implants do not require special care, but diligent oral hygiene is needed to keep your dental implant healthy for a long-lasting restoration.

How long do dental implants last?

If you take care of your implant or implants properly, they can last a lifetime. If you ever have any issues with your dental implant, please call us for an examination.

What is the success rate for dental implants?

The success rate for implants is over 95%. It is important to keep in mind that factors like smoking and using tobacco greatly increase your chance of implant failure. If you choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you have to be committed to good oral hygiene habits for the rest of your life. Infections and diseases can develop causing your implants to fail.