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
Our team at Enlighten Dental in Vancouver, BC, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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
Because we can complete every phase of your treatment in-house, you will visit our Vancouver office for each step of your implant procedure.
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
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
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.
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.
Insurance Does Not Cover Implants But Financing Can Reduce Costs
In general, dental insurance does not cover the full cost of rebuilding your smile with dental implants. However, many plans will cover the cost of the restoration or certain other aspects of treatment.
There are also a variety of financing options that can help cover out-of-pocket costs associated. We work hard to ensure our patients have access to the care they need and can discuss available financing with you during your consultation.