Dental Implants have been used since the 1960s as a permanent and reliable replacement for missing teeth. Improvements in materials, techniques and technology has made achieving successful results with implants much more common and more predictable over the years.
For single or multiple missing teeth, dental implants are the number one solution. They provide a strong, healthy, attractive-looking replacement for teeth to give you confidence and a perfect smile. Implants also help to preserve jaw bone that would otherwise be lost once teeth are removed. The dentists at our Vancouver clinic have been placing and restoring dental implants for years. Come in today for a consultation with our team of qualified and experienced dentists.
A dental implant is fitted in three stages. First, the implant fixture itself is placed inside the bone, acting as the root. The fixture is made from a biocompatible material such as titanium. In the next stage an ‘abutment’ is attached to the fixture. The abutment is the part of the implant that comes out into the mouth. Finally, the crown, or ‘restoration’ is fitted over the abutment. The crown itself is simply a synthetic tooth, made from a strong, realistic-looking material such as porcelain.
Over time, through a process known as ‘osseointegration’, the fixture fuses to the jawbone and becomes incredibly strong. This is the reason why implants are so strong and reliable. When in place, your new dental implant crown will look and function like a natural tooth and if cared for properly will be very long-lasting.
To find out more about dental implants as a treatment option for your needs, call us today to schedule a consultation with our dentists.