Dental Implants in Vancouver
Dental Implants have been used since the 1960s as a permanent and reliable replacement for missing teeth. They are much more mainstream these days and offer much more predictable success because of improvements in materials, techniques and technology over time.
For single or multiple missing teeth, dental implants by Vancouver dentists are the number one solution. They provide a strong, healthy, attractive-looking replacement for teeth to give you confidence and the perfect smile. Implants also help to preserve jaw bone that would otherwise be lost once teeth are removed. Come in today for a free implant consultation with our Vancouver dentists.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
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.
At the Asante Dental Centre, our dentists are passionate about dentistry. If you’d like to book a consultation with our doctors or hear more about how dental implants could be the perfect solution for you, call us today.