This is a photograph of Dr. Robertson’s patient. Photographs are for informational purposes only because individual treatment results will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may not be candidates for treatment.
Living Wellness Dental offers a variety of dental expertise designed to empower and educate patients, assisting them to make informed decisions and take control of their overall health. One of our key services offered is dental implants. We are a pioneer in offering implant procedures in Western Canada and were the first office in Calgary to place ceramic/zirconia implants. Living Wellness Dental continues to perform implants, gaining advantageous in-house knowledge based on our high volume of observed positive outcomes.
What are dental implants?
A tooth root does more than tether natural tooth structure to the jawbone. It enhances bone strength and it provides critical stabilization to the natural tooth as well as to teeth immediately adjacent. When a tooth is lost, the root also disappears. Implants are small cylinders designed to take the place of the natural tooth root, restoring structure to the jaw bone and providing stability to a dental prosthesis.
The most common material used to fabricate the implant post is titanium which, through a natural fusing process called osseointegration, has shown to be suitable (biocompatible) for most patients. Another common material used for implant post fabrication is Zirconia which is considered a ceramic “metal-free” option, popular with those who have proven sensitivities to metals. Zirconia offers patients stability, aesthetics, and a long-lasting tooth replacement solution.
Implants may be used to replace a single tooth topped with a custom dental crown. They may also be used in conjunction with a full denture appliance for the replacement of all teeth on the upper and/or lower arches.
How are they placed?
The success of the implant and the post-surgical comfort of the patient is highly dependent upon achieving a suitable position, angle and depth of the selected implant. In order to improve the precision and accuracy of the dental procedure, Living Wellness Dental invested in the X-GuideTM Dental Implant Navigation System (X-GuideTM). When placed with the X-GuideTM, the dentist's visual cues for the implant position is enhanced by the digital plan prepared before it was placed. Our procedure is efficient, accurate, and often allows for a smaller wound. Every patient's experience is unique and we hope these measures reduce healing time and any discomfort.
What are the benefits of the X-GuideTM Dental Implant Navigation System?
- Integrates Cone Beam 3D imaging
- Provides control for position of dental implants
- Improves precision and accuracy of dental implant positioning
- Offers live, 360-degree views of the dental instruments
- Offers interactive, step-by-step guidance to the dentist for implant angle and depth
How do I contribute to the success of the procedure?
Conditions such as periodontal disease can put the bone at risk of shrinking, causing the rest of the teeth and implants, to loosen. This is why it is incredibly important for patients to keep their smile healthy by maintaining their personal hygiene, coming in for routine visits to the dentist and receiving evaluations on a regular basis.
To benefit from personalized dental treatment and the latest advanced technologies offered by X-GuideTM…
Contact Living Wellness Dental to learn more about dental implants, the X-GuideTM, and how you can gain more control over your own oral health and wellness. The practice is located at Suite #208, 3604-52nd Avenue NW and can be reached for an appointment at toll-free (855) 316-7161. We accept new patients desiring biologically friendly general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments.