Tooth loss is a condition that affects millions of people. It can be caused by a variety of issues such as decay, trauma, and periodontal disease. The one thing people with missing teeth have in common is they are often self-conscious about their smile. There was a time when the only way to improve the aesthetic of missing teeth were dentures or bridges. However, now there are more natural and effective solutions. At Carnegie Dental in Victoria, BC we help many patients achieve the smiles they desire with dental implants. Learn more during a consultation!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the base we use for the installation of replacement teeth. The teeth attached to the implant look natural and do not have to be removed like dentures. The results are nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth by anyone but a professional.
Some benefits of implants include:
- Improved smile
- Reinforcement of the jaw
- Prevention of bone loss
- Clearer speech
- Increased confidence
A consultation with our team in Victoria can help you explore all the potential benefits dental implants have to offer!
What Is the Implant Process Like?
No two treatment plans for our patients are exactly the same. Our goal is to best accommodate your needs and achieve the optimal results, and the process is fairly straightforward.
The implant itself approximates the size and function of a natural root. It is made of titanium and will be embedded into the treatment area, fully affixed to your jaw bone just as a natural root would be.
As you recover from your procedure, your jaw will begin to grow around the artificial root implant further stabilizing it.
Once the implant is bonded to your jaw bone, the replacement tooth’s abutment connector post will be attached to the implant to hold the tooth in place.
How Are the Replacement Teeth Used with Implants Created?
After your consultation and approval as a candidate, we will create a model of your bite. The replacement teeth are customized to ensure a proper fit, color and size for your mouth and tooth structure.