Dr. Sheila Shellorn
General Family Dentistry Practice

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a predictable method for replacing missing teeth. Some of the reasons for considering an implant are:

  • Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • Implants help to preserve remaining bone levels
  • Remove the necessity for grinding down adjacent teeth for bridge placement
  • Implants are stronger than bridges and increase the lifespan of adjacent teeth


The first step involves placing the dental implant (titanium fixture) into the area of the missing tooth using a gentle surgical procedure with local anesthetic. A temporary tooth is then placed over this area.

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The bone around the implant forms a strong bond through the healing process, which may take from three to six months. Once this bony integration has occurred the next step is the fabrication of the permanent crown.

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Our Dentist

Dr. Sheila Shellborn
Bow Valley Square 1
Suite 370, 202 - 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 2R9
Tel: 403.265.2400
Fax: 403.262.3168
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