Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are something of a specialist subject for us at the Northern Dental Centre. We have helped hundreds of patients get the implants they need.

They are designed to replace missing teeth that have been lost through disease and accidents. Most dental implants are held together by a dental bridge.

If you want to replace a missing tooth and get your amazing smile back, you need a dental implant. Here at the Northern Dental Centre, we can get you that implant.

Why Should I Get a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are not just an aesthetic addition to your mouth. Yes, they make you look good because they are also critical for your oral health.

When you lose a tooth you have lost bone density in your jaw. This can ruin your bite, which will require correction later, and lead to further tooth loss.

A dental implant places more pressure on the jawbone as you chew your food. The jaw responds by building bone density, thus strengthening your mouth.

We believe that anyone who has lost a tooth should seriously consider getting an implant to prevent any further damage to the mouth.

What if You Don’t have Enough Bone Mass?

A dental implant needs a stable base for it to work. The problem is that when patients lose teeth because of a loss of bone mass it can make an implant seem unsuitable.

We’ are here to tell you that we can correct that problem as well. There are a number of procedures we can use to artificially replace that lost bone mass.

Any patient who needs an implant can get one, even if it requires an additional procedure first.

How Does Our Implant Procedure Work?

Your dentist will discuss this further in-depth with you, but here is a basic step-by-step guide for what to expect if you opt for a dental implant at the Northern Dental Centre:

Step 1 – The implant is inserted into your gum.

Step 2 – We wait for the implant site to heal.

Step 3 – The implant site is exposed again and an impression is taken.

Step 4 – The crown or bridge is inserted.

We monitor your progress carefully as there is a chance of the implant being rejected. This procedure requires multiple sessions to complete.  Our team will review all aspects of this procedure with you and advise if dental implants are the best option for you.

If you want to find out more about dental implants and how the procedure works, call Northern Dental Centre today at 780-532-1786.

FAQ's for Dental Implants

Are dental implants made of different materials?

Yes, they can be made by a variety of different manufacturers. It all depends on what the dentist thinks is best suitable for the patient.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure has a minimal amount of pain involved because a local anesthetic is used. Post op pain varies on the patient, however we will prepare you for all situations.

How long do dental implants last?

 Implants that are taken care of well can and do last a lifetime.

How long does the implant healing period last for?

 It can take anywhere from three to six months for the implant site to heal.

Contact Us

Northern Dental Centre
10014 102 Avenue Unit 201
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Z7


Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
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Sunday: Closed

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!


  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Your Dental Team