Calgary’s Specialty Dental Clinic

Why Choose Chinook Dental Group?

Three Dental Specialties
Receive comprehensive care for three dental specialties.

Appointments Available
Receive timely care and schedule immediate appointments.

No Judgement Services
Receive dental care without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.

Meet Our Periodontist

Dr. Javier Cabrales

Dr. Javier Cabrales completed the Graduate Periodontics program at the University of Manitoba in June 2020. Prior to his periodontal training, he received his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 and thereafter worked as a general dentist for 3 years prior to entering postgraduate studies.

As a trained periodontist, he specializes in the placement of dental implants and the management of periodontal disease.

Dr. Cabrales is fluent in both English and Spanish and was drawn to Calgary for its mountains. When not at work, he enjoys going for long walks with his dog, snowboarding, cycling, and playings sports such as soccer and squash.


What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a surgical device that is placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or teeth. The implant is made of a biocompatible material, such as titanium, and is designed to fuse with the bone over time. Once the implant is fused to the bone, a dental prosthetic, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, can be attached to the implant, providing a stable and secure replacement for missing teeth.


Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, or disease. They are also appropriate for individuals who have issues with traditional dentures or bridges, such as discomfort or difficulty eating and speaking.

Additionally, dental implants can be used to stabilize loose or ill-fitting dentures.

Individuals who have enough bone density in the jaw and who are in good overall health are typically good candidates for dental implants.


The benefits of dental implants

Dental implants offer a number of benefits for individuals who are missing one or more teeth. They provide a permanent solution that can help to improve the overall function of the mouth, as well as the appearance of the smile. Because they are anchored directly into the jawbone, they help to preserve the integrity of the bone, which can prevent further tooth loss or shifting of remaining teeth.

Additionally, dental implants can improve speech and make it easier to eat a variety of foods.

Overall, dental implants can greatly improve the quality of life for those who have lost teeth.

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