When replacing missing teeth, give your smile a more natural look and feel with dental implants. Our Langley Dental Centre team offers dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. They act as support for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth. It is placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing and then allowed to heal. As the area heals, the bone grows up and around the implant to create a strong anchor for a replacement tooth.
Dental implants are not exactly a new technology, but their popularity has increased in recent years because of their ability to restore oral health while simultaneously providing a beautiful, natural-looking smile that is also permanent. This page will explain what they do and how they work.
Get in touch with Langley Dental Centre in Langley to discuss if implants are right for you. Good candidates for dental implants need healthy gums and adequate bone support in order to hold the implant. Schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation today.
More information on dental implants can be found at the Canadian Dental Association’s website.
The Anatomy of Dental Implants
Dental Implants 101: The Post
The post is a medical-grade titanium screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. The advantages of medical-grade titanium are that it doesn’t corrode and it has properties that help it fuse permanently with human bones. As an added bonus, modern dental implants now only require four posts to restore an entire arch.
Dental Implants 101: The Crown
The crown is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of porcelain and is also fully customizable so you can design your perfect new smile. It’s also strong enough to allow you to bite into an apple or an ear of corn.
Dental Implants 101: The Abutment
The abutment is what holds the post and crown together. The connection created by the abutment reinforces the post and crown, making them even stronger and permanent (but removable by a doctor). The best part is that these begin supporting your new teeth the same day as your surgery.
Dental Implant FAQ’s
Get answers to common questions about dental implants. See our Dental Implant FAQs. As you explore your options, it is important to keep in mind that this is a lifetime investment, so the quality of treatment should largely outweigh any minor differences in price.
Finding A Solution Begins With Information
The most important thing you can do for your failing or missing teeth is to understand your condition. When you know your condition, you will know exactly what’s available for you to solve the problem.
At your consultation, you’ll meet with a patient education consultant (PEC), imaging technology expert, and a team of doctors. Our doctor will play a key role in 1) helping you understand your current dental condition; 2) developing a personalized treatment plan, and 3) delivering a fixed cost. Schedule your Consultation.