A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that can support a single crown or a bridge with multiple crowns. The implant works by gradually fusing with the jawbone and providing artificial teeth with the stability of natural teeth. The patient is consequently able to chew normally and enjoy all of their favorite foods. Here at Carnegie Dental Clinic in Victoria, BC, we are proud to offer dental implants to our patients and encourage you to learn more about them.
What Can Dental Implants Do for Me?
Dental implants come with a host of benefits, some of which are:
- Increased confidence
- Prevention of bone loss
- Clearer speech
- Improved smile
- Reinforcement of the jaw
What Does Getting a Dental Implant Involve?
Each dental implant procedure is unique, but in Victoria, BC, our aim every time is to meet your needs and achieve the best results. The process will start with our professional examining the structure of your jawbones and surrounding teeth.
The implant is about the size of a natural tooth root and functions very similarly. It is composed of titanium and is installed into your jawbone as a root would be. Over time, your jawbone will grow around this synthetic root and hold it firmly. Once this bond has taken place, the abutment connector post for the missing tooth will be attached.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate will be somebody in good overall health with healthy gums and enough bone in their jaw to support the implant. Patients who don’t have enough bone in their jaw may need to undergo bone grafts to build up their jawbone. It also helps for a patient to harbor realistic expectations about this procedure and what it can accomplish.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you’re curious to learn more about dental implants and what they can do for you, we warmly encourage you to get in touch and make an appointment with Carnegie Dental Clinic! Here at our office in Victoria, BC, our caring and knowledgeable staff will be ready and eager to explain the ins and outs of this option, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!