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Dental Implants for Comprehensive Tooth Replacement in West Kildonan

smiling senior couple outdoorsOne missing tooth can prevent you from eating, speaking, and smiling comfortably. At Artistic Smiles, we can help restore your teeth, dental function, and health with dental implants. Dr. Jerry Abells is a Pankey Institute Graduate, so you can count on a personalized dental experience. Full-mouth rehabilitation is one of Dr. Abells passions, and we do all we can to help you qualify for dental implant treatment. Our Winnipeg general dentist provides comprehensive care with dental implant placement, restoration, and related services right here in our dental practice.

From your first consultation to placing your custom restoration, we take care to provide you with the professional treatment and attentive care you need to achieve a healthy and long-lasting smile. We proudly serve those living and working throughout North, East, West Kildonan, and the surrounding Winnipeg communities. Contact Artistic Smiles to get started today!

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What are Dental Implants & How Do They Work?

3d render of dental implantDental implants serve in the place of missing tooth roots with a post made of body-safe titanium. The implant has three different parts; the implant post, the abutment, and the final custom restoration.

Our dentist surgically places the post into the jaw. The titanium material is accepted by the body, allowing it to fuse naturally with living tissue and bone. This bonding process is known as osseointegration, and it is essential for helping the implant become a permanent part of your jaw.

The abutment is attached to the implant post, resting just above the gumline. This tiny, screw-like piece is responsible for connecting your dental implant post to your new tooth or teeth. Your restoration could be a fully customized crown, bridge, or denture depending on your tooth replacement needs.

What Implant Treatments Do You Offer?

Dr. Abells provides a wide range of dental implant treatments. This allows us to provide just about everything you need to rebuild and complete your smile at our office. We also work closely with trusted specialists in our area to help you receive expert care for complex needs.

Our services include:

  • Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
  • Implant-Supported Crowns, Bridge & Dentures
  • Implant Overdentures
  • Locator Dentures
  • All-on-4® Dental Implants
  • All-on-6 Dental Implants
  • Extractions
  • Socket Grafts

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

young woman checking out her smile with hand mirrorAdults in good oral and overall health typically make good candidates for dental implants. The two deciding factors involve the gums and jawbone. Implants need healthy gum tissue, free of inflammation or infection, to allow for proper fusing. They also require a healthy jawbone, dense enough to hold the implant posts for many years, even decades.

Severe gum disease, prolonged tooth loss, and even genetics can cause a weak jawbone. If this sounds like your situation, don’t fret! Dr. Abells can help increase the chance for successful implant treatment with procedures such as extraction and socket grafts.

What is a Socket Graft?

If you have severely decayed or damaged teeth, we will likely recommend extraction to help protect your dental health. In more serious cases, parts of the jawbone can also be affected and may be too weak to hold implants. A socket graft following extraction involves adding bone material to the socket, help restore strength and build healthy mass to the affected area.

How Can I Qualify?

dental x-ray on tabletDr. Abells and his team take care to stay informed on the latest treatment techniques. This also involves using modern technology to determine if implants are right for you and to help you qualify.

Digital cone-beam scanners provide detailed, 3D images of everything from your teeth and gums, to bone and facial structures. These pictures offer valuable information for understanding your smile needs and overall oral health. This also helps our dentist strategize for more accurate treatment planning and implant placement.

Completing Your Smile with Implant-Supported Restorations

Our team can perform your complete implant treatment, from initial consultation to final restoration. After you implant is surgically placed, you will take some time to heal. Once healed, we invite you back to our dental practice for Dr. Abells to place your new and personalized restoration. Our implant restorations include:

Crowns – Implant-supported crowns are perhaps the most popular method for restoring one missing tooth. When affixed to a single implant, your new crown can restore a lost tooth completely. Crowns supported by implants help end the harmful impacts of tooth loss, such as jawbone weakening and other teeth shifting out of place.


Bridges – When supported by two implants, dental bridges work to permanently fill in the gaps caused by several teeth missing in a row. Implant bridges can also help restore chewing and biting capabilities by replacing two or more lost teeth at once.


Dentures – Implant-supported dentures use four to six implant posts to support your custom prosthetic. These dentures are fixed in place, meaning you will not need to remove them at night. However, they can be removed by our team if needed.

Additional Denture Options

senior couple laughingBelieve it or not, you can still achieve a full, functional, and healthy smile after you’ve lost many or all of your teeth with dentures. At Artistic Smiles, we provide various kinds of denture restorations and techniques to help you enjoy a beautiful smile once more.

Partial versions can offer great replacement and discreet results by restoring multiple teeth. Full or complete options are needed when very little or no natural, healthy teeth remain in your smile. All of our denture solutions consist of artificial, porcelain teeth that rest on a pink acrylic base. Depending on your needs, we can secure your restoration using four, six, or eight dental implants.

Dr. Abells also provides implant overdentures and locator dentures, often recommended for those who want to improve their existing dentures' stability. Locator dentures are especially useful if you were previously unable to get dental implants due to a weak jawbone.

What is the All-on-4 Implant Method?

all on four dental implantsDr. Abells uses this patented technique to help rebuild your smile when no natural teeth remain. This method involves using four carefully placed implants in the upper or lower jaws to secure your custom restoration. The All-on-4 system can be used even if you have lost jawbone volume.

How are All-On-6 Implants Different?

The only real difference between the All-On-4 and All-on-6 methods is the number of dental implants placed to help restore your smile. All-on-6 implants usually do not require any sinus or bone grafting. This is especially helpful if you need prompt implant treatment after having multiple or remaining teeth extracted.

Contact Us for Comprehensive Dental Implant Treatment Today!

Dental implants can last years, even decades, when cared for properly. At Artistic Smiles, we love helping you enjoy a full, beautiful, and functional smile through multifaceted treatment. Dr. Jerry Abells and our team are here for you, whether your needs require dental implant placement, restoration, extraction, a bone graft, or all the above.

Contact our Winnipeg dental office to schedule your personalized consultation today!

CALL US: (204) 815-9285 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


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