Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort or even make you look older. If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to let our doctors know so they can work with you as soon as possible to help you smile again!
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth! It's composed of two main parts: the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the tooth-colored crown cemented on top of the implant. Under the care of everyone at Face and Smile Vancover , you can smile confidently knowing no one will ever know you have a replacement tooth. Dental implants can even be used to anchor dentures and bridges!
How will my experience be at Face and Smile Vancouver ?
You're in good hands at Face and Smile Vancouver, Dr. Glenn Keryluk has performed more than 75 successful dental implant treatments (and counting!) with zero failures so far. Since we take a CT scan of your jaw, he will plan all of your treatment using 3D computer technology. The main aspect of treatment at our dental office that differs from 95% of other dentists in British Columbia is that we use the latest laser dental technology to place an implant, rather than cutting into your gum tissue. Using this approach, there is very little bleeding or pain, and will help you to recover much quicker than dental implant treatment elsewhere!
All in all, you'll have four short appointments and one appointment that will last a little longer. The longest appointment normally lasts about two hours, but that depends on the number of dental implants you need.
Implant Site Development
When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have bone loss around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
Computer Enhanced Treatment Planning
We have special 3D software that allows us to evaluate your bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location for the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result for your dental implants.
Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and free of infection. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, professional cleanings will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.
The best part? Your first consultation is always complimentary! To schedule your consultation, call Face and Smile Vancouver at (604) 941-0299!