Dental implants are artificial roots, placed under the gums, that provide a permanent base for fixed replacement teeth.
Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement. For EVERY case, we virtually plan and place an implant using our 3D scan [hyperlink] in order to safely position it well away from adjacent tooth roots or nerves - this pre-planning helps the procedure more predictable.
Over time, the medical grade titanium actually fuses to the living bone cells of your jaw. This union forms a strong and durable anchor for your new teeth, meaning there’s no slippage or other movement during talking or eating, which can happen with dentures. You don’t need to worry about your implant getting cavities because dental implants don’t decay (but you still have to floss to keep the surround gums healthy :)) and no more worrying about smiling freely and openly.
Dental implants have the advantage of being a conservative treatment option- the two adjacent “innocent bystander” teeth on either side of a gap don’t need to be shaved down like they would with a more aggressive bridge treatment. Give us a call at 604 423 3577 to set up an appointment to see if you are a dental implant candidate!