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Dental Implants

Dental Implants in West Vancouver

While bridges and crowns are commonly used to restore missing teeth, they must be replaced over time. Dental implants provide a longer-lasting solution for decayed and damaged teeth. Even though the implant procedure takes time and is more intensive, you end up with teeth that look completely natural, so you can smile with confidence.

Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?

Your dentist will examine your oral cavity to see if dental implants are a suitable option for you. They will take scans of your jaw bone structure to determine if you have enough bone to hold the implant in place. In situations where the jaw bone may have shrunk due to age or the jaw bone has not properly formed, your dentist may suggest bone grafting in preparation for the implants.

What Is the Dental Implant Procedure?

The implant procedure takes place over several months. During the first stage, your dentist will insert the implant into the jaw bone. Time is required to allow the implant to bond with the bone and the gum. At this point, the abutment is attached. The abutment is a post that connects the replacement tooth to the implant screw. The replacement tooth is matched to the surrounding teeth, so it looks perfectly natural.