Everyone should have a beautiful smile, and if you are missing one or more teeth, it can have a significant impact on your ability to speak, eat, and smile. That is where an implant after tooth extraction can be beneficial. At Surrey Place Dental Group, we are proud to offer comprehensive dental implant treatments in Surrey, British Columbia.
What do you need to know about dental implants, and how do you know if you are a suitable candidate?
How Does a Dental Implant Work?
A dental implant is designed to be a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. It consists of multiple parts. First, there will be a metal screw or replacement root that is placed in your jaw. Then, an abutment or post will be attached to the metal screw, connecting the cap to the replacement root. The cap is designed to look and function just like a natural tooth. If you have a quality dental implant, it will be nearly impossible for someone to differentiate your dental implant from your natural teeth.
Who Is a Candidate for a Dental Implant?
A dental implant could be the best option to help you replace your missing teeth, but how do you know if you are a candidate? First, you need to make sure that your jawbone is strong enough to support a dental implant. If you don’t have enough bone tissue in place, we can fix the issue using a jawbone graft.
Furthermore, your gum tissue has to be strong enough to support the dental implant after it has been placed. If you have gingivitis, we may need to treat this issue before we move forward with your dental implant.
What Are the Top Benefits of Dental Implants?
We have already helped countless people replace missing teeth using a dental implant. Some of the top benefits of a dental implant following a tooth extraction include the following:
- A dental implant does not require any additional care beyond regular brushing and flossing
- With a dental implant, you don’t have to worry about taking it out and putting it back while eating or sleeping
- A dental implant is designed to be a permanent replacement option for a missing tooth. If you take care of it properly, it could last for decades
- We can customise your dental implant to match your surrounding teeth, making it nearly impossible to differentiate your natural teeth from the implant
We would love to talk with you about your treatment options, so swing by our office if you would like to see if you are a candidate for a dental implant.
Contact Surrey Place Dental Group for Dental Implant Treatment
Drs. Loewen and Maru always put the needs of the patient first, and would be happy to discuss dental implant treatment options with you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at (604) 969-4212.
At Surrey Place Dental Group, we are proud to be led by Dr. Colin Loewen, Dr. Joy Maru, and Dr. Greg Chang.
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