Are you missing a tooth? We offer dental implants in Surrey as a natural-looking solution to tooth loss. Dental implants are made of titanium and replace the tooth root, acting as a foundation for replacement teeth. The titanium is made from a biocompatible material that helps keep the implant secure in your jawbone. After the dental implant is placed, the bone in your jaw grows around the implant to secure it into place. The placement of dental implants also maintains the bone in your jaw and prevents further deterioration which occurs when a tooth is lost.
Today, dental implants are considered a more sustainable solution than dentures or bridges. Furthermore, replacement teeth are created to feel just like natural teeth, helping patients regain their natural smiles.
Dental implants will look exactly like your natural teeth. The dental implant is not visible as it is integrated into the jawbone. The prosthesis (crown) that attaches to the implant is made to match the look and function of your neighbouring teeth.
Dental implants offer an excellent solution for missing teeth caused by:
Ideal candidates should have healthy gums and a strong jawbone to hold the implant.
Whether you need to replace one tooth or several, feel free to contact Clayton Market Dental to see if a dental implant procedure is a right treatment for you.
There are many expected (and unexpected) benefits of dental implants, including:
Improved self-confidence, feel better about your smile
Eat easier and enjoy food again
Eliminate or reduce oral pain
Better yet, dental implants are more durable and convenient than dentures or other replacement teeth solutions.
Dental implants are a much better option than a bridge or partial denture. Why compromise the structure of surrounding healthy teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a partial denture at night or after meals may be inconvenient and cause food trapping between other teeth. When teeth are missing, the jawbone starts to deteriorate. However, dental implants stop the bone from melting away, providing a much more pleasing appearance and significant improvement in chewing function compared to an empty space.
Dental implants can be used to restore a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or the entire dental arch. If conventional dentures are not fitting well due to lack of jawbone, an implant-supported denture can be ideal in returning proper retention and function of your dentures.
The first step to the dental implant procedure is to talk with your dentist and find out if it’s a viable solution for you. At this initial appointment, you will discuss the procedure in full detail following a complete examination of your mouth and teeth.
The placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures for most patients. Initially, the surgical site is exposed and the implant is placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the dental implant is beneath the surface of the gums where the bone is gradually healing around it. You can be allowed a normal diet during this time while you wear temporary dentures.
After the implant has integrated into the jawbone, it is now ready to be restored. The implant will be uncovered and scanned with a digital scanner to create a small post (abutment) which will act as an anchor for the artificial teeth. This abutment is what the crown will be attached to for normal aesthetics and function. The entire procedure lasts about six to eight months and can cause minimal disruption in your daily life.
As mentioned above, you should set up a comprehensive dental exam to discuss the overall procedure with Dr. Kooner. Don’t be afraid to ask questions such as what is the length of the procedure? Or, how about recovery time and care of replacement tooth? Dr. Kooner will be more than happy to answer all your questions.
After the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort and soreness. Pain medication is commonly used to treat these side effects.
It’s important to take good care of your new dental implants following the procedure. Treat them the same way you treat your natural teeth. That includes brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist every 6 months for teeth cleaning and checkup.