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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 through dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

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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.

Our Dental Implants are Built to Last for Years to Come

95% of dental implants are successful after long-term use *According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness

Reach out to our Vancouver Office to Schedule Your Consultation

Our team of dental professionals aims to help people 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. Go online or give our Vancouver, BC, office a call today to schedule your implant consultation.

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Dental Implants Also Help With Jawbone Atrophy

Healthy 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, 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 replacing missing teeth. 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.

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 your treatment in-house, you will visit our Vancouver office for each step of your implant procedure.
Because we can complete every phase of your treatment in-house, you will visit our Vancouver office for each step of your implant procedure.

Consultation

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

Preparation

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.

Placement

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.

Healing

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.

Abutment

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.

Because of Their Many Benefits, Implants are Very Popular

"Over 5 Million Implants are Placed Every Year." *According to the American Dental Association

Post-Operative 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.

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

In today’s lifestyle-focused society, conventional methods of replacing missing teeth are no longer acceptable options. A bridge involves cutting down good 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 tolerated.

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

Once the implants have fully healed, 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 the health of your implants 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 can affect your overall treatment cost.

Sedation

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.

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.

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Enlighten Dental

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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