Dental Implants in Vancouver

Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry and are a popular solution for missing teeth. Implants look and function like natural teeth and often provide better outcomes than traditional options.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone in areas where teeth are missing. The bone fuses with the titanium, creating a sturdy foundation for tooth replacements. After the implants are placed, they must be left to heal, after which they can provide support for individual teeth, multiple teeth, bridges, and dentures.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Losing teeth can have both physical and emotional effects on a person. Dental implants can help alleviate these effects by restoring the ability to eat a wide range of foods, speak more clearly, and smile with confidence. Moreover, dental implants can help maintain oral and facial bone, preventing further bone deterioration that is common when teeth are missing.

What Is the Process for Fitting Dental Implants?

When it comes to fitting dental implants, each consultation and treatment plan is highly individualized. However, you can expect the following procedures during the implant process.

  • During your consultation, your doctor will discuss your medical and oral health and analyze your digital X-rays and CT scan results.
  • They will assess your jawbone strength, tissue vitality, and spacing necessary for a dental implant.
  • A bio-compatible titanium implant will then be surgically placed. This simple procedure typically takes less than an hour and is normally performed under local anesthesia. If you suffer from dental anxiety, ask your dentist about sedation options to help you relax during the treatment.
  • It takes time for the bone to bind to the implant, so expect to wait a few months for the healing process to take place.
  • Once the implant has integrated into the bone, a crown will be set in place.

Once the implant process is complete, you can feel confident in your smile and benefit from the ability to chew food and talk comfortably.

Ask Your Dentist About Teeth in a Day

In some cases, teeth may be placed on the implants the same day as the implant surgery with Teeth in a Day. If you are interested in this option, please discuss it with your doctor at your consultation appointment.

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The doctors at BC Perio Dental Health and Implant Centre specialize in all facets of periodontal and surgical therapy, with a strong focus on dental implant treatments that can replace single, multiple, or all missing teeth.