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Dental Implants

Do you hold back laughter for fear of someone seeing your missing teeth? Are you embarrassed to show the gaps in your smile?

Missing teeth can affect every aspect of your daily life and lead to other serious oral health issues.

At Enlighten Dental in Vancouver, BC, we can fill gaps and restore the form, function, and appearance of your smile with dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made out of titanium or zirconia that are placed into the jawbone. They act as a solid base to hold restorations like crowns, dentures, and bridges.

Restorations Supported by Dental Implants Look, Feel, and Function Like Natural Teeth

Designed to Last

Dental implants are made with biocompatible materials, such as titanium and zirconia. When placed by a well-trained dentist and cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime. 

Incredibly Lifelike Results

The team at our Vancouver, BC, dental office can craft beautiful, natural-looking restorations. The results will blend seamlessly into your smile and function just like natural teeth.

Strength and Stability

With dental implants, you can feel confident your restoration will stay in place and provide you with the stability and durability you need to enjoy life to the fullest.

Dental Implants Are Built to Last for Years to Come

95% of dental implants are successful after long-term use According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile? Request a Consultation at our Vancouver Office

Our team of dental professionals aims to help patients with their health, chronic illness, and diseases. We want to impact our patients' overall wellness while giving them a smile they can be proud of. By using biocompatible materials and conservative methodologies for implant dentistry, we restore dental form and function while encouraging better overall health. To request a consultation for dental implants, contact us online or give our Vancouver, BC, office a call today. 


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Dental Implants Also Help With Jawbone Atrophy

Healthy natural teeth stimulate the jawbone, ensuring the area receives the nutrients needed to maintain a strong, dense bone structure.

When teeth are lost, these signals stop and the jawbone begins to shrink, or atrophy. By replacing the roots of a tooth as well as the crown, implant-supported restorations help prevent atrophy and ensure your jaw stays strong and healthy.

Experience the All-on-4 Difference

For patients with mild to moderate jawbone atrophy, All-on-4® implants can allow you to experience the benefits of implants without bone grafting. Using four strategically placed implants, your dentist can maximize your existing bone material.

Titanium and Zirconia Implants  We Provide Both to Meet a Range of Needs

Titanium implants have been used in dentistry for over 60 years with excellent results. However, about four percent of people tested are allergic or sensitive to titanium. At Enlighten Dental in Vancouver, we also offer zirconia implants, a metal-free, all-ceramic alternative to titanium implants. Our Zirkolith® zirconia implants are manufactured in Switzerland by Z-systems, the largest manufacturer of zirconia implants worldwide. Now teeth can be predictably replaced from root to crown with absolutely no metal. 

Our Techniques & Technology Can Improve Your Results

At Enlighten Dental, our doctors use selected technology and techniques to protect your overall health while treating tooth loss.

We can use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to accelerate healing, especially if you also require a tooth extraction. Our doctors also use ozone therapy to sterilize surgical sites and help prevent infection.

To ensure the greatest accuracy beginning with treatment planning, we use 3D computed tomography scans. This allows us to form an incredibly detailed image of your teeth, jaw, and supporting structures. We also use surgical guides for impeccable precision during implant placement. This decreases the risk of complications and minimizes recovery time.

Nervous About Implant Treatment? We Offer Sedation - Get in Touch to Learn More

Many patients report that implant surgery isn't especially painful. Local anesthesia is typically enough to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. However, if you have dental anxiety or especially sensitive teeth or gums, we can provide oral conscious sedation for extra peace of mind.

Sedation can induce a state of deep relaxation and help you feel like your treatment is flying by. To learn more about the types of sedation we offer or to inquire about adding it to your implant treatment plan, get in touch with us online or call our Vancouver office at: 


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At Enlighten Dental, we don't just treat teeth: we treat the whole body. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, biocompatible dentistry that can help you achieve better oral and overall health.

Completing Your Smile With Implants Six Steps to Restoring Your Smile

Receiving dental implants is a process that can take several months, and although the process varies from patient to patient, here is what you can generally expect: 
Because we can complete every phase of implants in-house, you will visit our Vancouver office for streamlined care held to the same high standard throughout your treatment.
Because we can complete every phase of implants in-house, you will visit our Vancouver office for streamlined care held to the same high standard throughout your treatment.


One of our dentists will review your oral health, medical history, and treatment goals to determine which implant treatment is right for you.


If necessary, we can prepare the treatment site by performing a bone graft or infection removal using ozone and PRF therapy. The exact preparation involved depends on your unique needs.


One of our dentists will create an incision in your gums and place the titanium or zirconia dental implant directly into your jawbone to replace your natural tooth root. Dental implant surgery is performed on-site at our Vancouver office.


Over the next few months, the implant will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. This will provide a healthy, stable foundation for your final crown, bridge, or denture.


Once your implants have fully fused with the bone tissue, you can come back to our office to receive your abutments. These custom-made anchors will securely connect your implant to your new artificial teeth.

Final Restoration

Our dentists work with trusted labs to create high-quality, lifelike restorations that are custom-made to flatter your features. Once your permanent restoration is attached to your abutments, you can enjoy a smile that feels natural.

Take a Closer Look at How Dental Implants are Placed

The dental implant is surgically inserted into the jaw. After a healing period, the abutment is placed. This allows your dentist to attach your custom restoration directly to the dental implant for maximum stability. 

Dental Implants Are a Proven, Trusted Procedure

Implants have been widely used in dentistry for roughly 40 years. They're still viewed as an incredible advancement thanks to evolving techniques.

According to the American Dental Association

Postoperative Symptoms Typically Last a Few Days

After implant surgery, it is normal to experience some minor bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. Your dentist will prescribe pain relievers. However, many patients manage their pain with over-the-counter medications.

To help minimize symptoms and prevent infection, you should:

  • Apply ice packs
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Take all medication as instructed
  • Avoid strenuous activity until cleared by your doctor
  • Maintain a consistent oral health routine
  • Attend follow-up appointments with our team

If you notice excessive bleeding or your symptoms worsen after the first few days, contact our office immediately.

Before and After Dental Implants

Person's smile missing teeth before dental implants
Before dental implants Missing teeth can leave gaps in your smile.
Person's full bright smile after dental implants
After dental implants Dental implants restore form and function.

Tooth Loss is More Common Than You May Think

According to Health Canada, approximately 6% of adult Canadians suffer from complete tooth loss, with more experiencing at least one missing tooth. Tooth loss also impacts millions of Americans too. Our Vancouver dental practice looks at the bigger picture to not only restore your smile but to help you experience optimal oral health.

Don't Live with Tooth Loss Contact Us to Start Your Smile Restoration Journey

While tooth loss may be more common than you think, it doesn't mean you have to live with the effects. Dental implants offer many benefits, including restored function, appearance, and jawbone benefits.

Don't wait and risk additional tooth loss or jawbone atrophy. Request a dental implant consultation by contacting us online or by calling our Vancouver dental practice.

(604) 876-9228

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Biocompatible Dental Implants Can Improve Your Quality of Life A Superior Tooth Replacement Solution

In today’s lifestyle-focused society, conventional methods of replacing missing teeth are no longer acceptable options. A bridge involves altering healthy adjacent teeth to replace the missing one. Removable dentures that affect your speech, trap food when eating, and are placed in a glass of water at night are no longer the best solution.

Dental implantology is an amazing method for tooth replacement. In most cases, there is no better option when it comes to replacing teeth. If you wear dentures, dental implants can also help with the retention of your denture and maintaining your oral structures.

Once healed from implant surgery, most patients enjoy strong and secure restorations and a significant improvement in their overall oral health. You can be more confident and comfortable when you are eating and smiling.

Caring for dental implants requires few to no changes in your daily oral hygiene routine. Our doctors will recommend certain tools or products to maintain your implants, restorations, and your overall oral health.

The Cost of Rebuilding Your Smile Varies Based on Your Needs

At Enlighten Dental, we understand the importance of personalizing treatments to the unique needs of our patients. There are a variety of factors that can affect the final cost of dental implants.

Preparatory Procedures

If you need a bone graft, gum treatment, or another preparatory treatment, your final bill will be a bit higher. However, properly preparing for implant placement can significantly reduce the chance of complications.

Number of Implants

In general, it costs less to replace a single missing tooth at Enlighten Dental than a full dental arch. The number of teeth you need to replace as well as the number of implants and abutments can affect your overall treatment cost.


Dental sedation helps to ensure your treatments are as painless and stress-free as possible. The type of sedation you choose will impact how much your procedure costs.

Restoration Type

The size of restoration you need and the materials you select also play a role in the cost of treatment with dental implants. Our team can fully explain your options to you so you can make an informed decision about your restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Q. Does implant placement hurt?

A. No. Your dentist will thoroughly numb the area before your treatment begins. Our Vancouver office also offers sedation dentistry options to ensure you are completely comfortable during your treatment. 

Q. How do I care for my implants?

A. Treat them just as you would natural teeth. Brush and floss twice daily, and continue routine dental exams and cleanings to ensure your restored smile lasts for years to come. 

Q. Will my restoration last as long as my implants?

A. No. Your restoration will wear over time and will eventually need to be replaced. With proper care and maintenance, your dental crown, bridge, or denture can last for 15 years or more, while your dental implants can last a lifetime. 

Have more questions?

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At Enlighten Dental, we are dedicated to improving both your oral and overall health. Our holistic approach to dentistry allows us to provide lasting, comprehensive results. Learn more about our team:

For more information about our services, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online today.

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