Langley Dental Implants
Replace missing teeth with dental implants for an efficient bite, a healthy mouth, and a beautiful smile.
Missing teeth can feel uncomfortable, affect speech, ruin smiles, and cause oral health issues later in life – we can help you replace missing teeth with dental implants.
An implant is an artificial tooth root placed in your jawbone to secure a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture. Dental implants feel natural and do not affect neighbouring teeth. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, you can rest assured that this time-tested method has shown to produce positive outcomes.
- Secures dentures efficiently
- Increased comfort
- Improved bite
- Looks and feels natural
Dental Implants in Langley to Replace Your Missing Teeth Permanently
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 MISSING TEETH, PERMANENT DENTAL IMPLANTS MAY BE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU TO MAINTAIN YOUR ORAL HEALTH AND ALWAYS LOOK YOUR BEST.
An Introduction to Dental Implants
An implant is an artificial root placed in the area normally occupied by a missing tooth’s natural root. After the implant has been anchored to the jawbone, it will act as the foundation for a bridge or artificial tooth. In some cases, our Langley dental care team will even use implants as a means of attaching dentures.
Due to the surgical nature of the procedure, not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants, In order for an implant to take hold successfully, the candidate must have a strong immune system and proper bone density. In every case, strict attention to oral hygiene is required.
One huge benefit of the dental implant procedure is that artificial teeth, usually made of synthetic yet biocompatible material, are designed to look and feel like natural teeth!
The Dental Implant Procedure
When it comes to preparing the area and placing an implant in the mouth, dental surgery is required. It will take some time for the bone tissue to build up and the implant to take hold after the surgery is completed. 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 will also be administered following the procedure to help stave off infection.
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 family dental clinic, or to find out if you are eligible for the procedure, please contact Amazing Smile Dental team.
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
Have you lost a tooth to trauma, periodontal disease or advanced tooth decay? You may want to consider a dental implant with a crown instead of a bridge. If your general health is good, you have healthy gums, and the bone in your jaw can support an implant, you may be a good candidate for a dental implant.
Not sure if your insurance will cover this service? Let us our diligent office staff help you figure out your financial options! All dental implants will be executed by our certified periodontist in Langley. Together, you and our dentist will develop a treatment plan for a dental implant that fits your unique needs and desired appearance.
Why See a Periodontist for Your Dental Implant?
Periodontics focuses on the structures that surround and support your teeth, specifically the gums and underlying bone. Oral health includes care of your gums, and seeing a dentist with advanced periodontal training means you get diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and diseases of the gums.
A periodontist also places dental implants. Since dental implants connect below your gums to the bone in order to anchor a replacement tooth, a periodontist is the natural choice for the necessary procedures.
Your Dental Implant Aftercare
Professional aftercare and at-home dental hygiene are as important with dental implants as with your natural teeth. Our periodontist is experienced with the important pre- and post-procedure prevention and treatment of gum conditions and oral inflammation. She will schedule regular follow-up visits to monitor your implant, your surrounding teeth, and your gums to ensure healing progresses as it should. As with your own teeth, regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings will keep your implant attractive and plaque-free. Some patients also choose add some cosmetic teeth whitening in order to further enhance their overall look, after successfully completing this step.
Don’t go longer than you have to with missing teeth. Your smile will stay straighter and stronger with the support of an implant. Reach our Langley dentists to get started with our periodontist & discuss if dental implants are right for you.
Will it hurt to install my dental implant?
The treatments itself is virtually painless. You may however experience some light discomfort for few days after your treatment. After approximately a week your implant should not feel uncomfortable.
What do I have to do following the procedure?
You will be provided with a set of instructions specific to your treatment. Please follow them closely to ensure the risk of complications is reduced. A brief list of things you can expect includes: getting rest, managing swelling, cleaning your mouth, restricting your diet, keeping an eye on the affected area to make sure nothing out of the ordinary is occurring.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the procedure?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our treatments. For more detail on your coverage please call your service provider.