Prior to the development of dental implants, the only option for replacing missing teeth was dentures.
Since that time, technology has come a long way! If you have a missing tooth or teeth, contact Amazing Smile Dental in Langley about our dental implants. Amazing Smile also offers dental implants for Surrey residents.
An implant is an artificial root that is placed in the area which is normally occupied by the missing tooth's root. After the implant has been placed, it is anchored to the metal framework on the jawbone where it will act as the foundation for the bridge or artificial tooth. In some cases, Amazing Smile Dental will even use implants as a means of attaching dentures. Contact us for more information.
Unfortunately, not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants in Langley and Surrey. In order for an implant to take hold successfully, the candidate must have a strong immune system and the proper bone density. In every case, strict attention to oral hygiene is required.
The best part about dental implants offered in Surrey and Langley is that they are designed to look and feel like natural teeth! While implants are usually made up of a synthetic but biocompatible material, they are so well designed as to look natural.
When it comes to preparing the area and placing an implant in the mouth, surgery is required. After the procedure has been completed, it will take some time for the bone tissue to build up and the implant to take hold. In some cases, a follow up procedure is required in which the doctor will place metal posts into the implant and connect the tooth.
Keep in mind that because the procedure requires surgery, dental implant patients will be administered anesthesia. If necessary, antibiotics which will stave off infection will also be administered following the procedure.
As with any restoration procedure, dental implants require strict oral hygiene, and proper, diligent care to ensure that the restoration lasts a long time. For more information about dental implants options at our Langley clinic, or to find out if you are eligible for the procedure, please contact Amazing Smile Dental today.