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 doctor 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.
Let's take a closer look at the placement process...
Our Dental Implants Are Built to Last for Years to Come
What types of concerns can we treat with dental implants?
Dental Implants Also Help with Jawbone Atrophy
Healthy teeth stimulate the jawbone, ensuring the area receives the nutrients needed to maintain 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.
Wondering whether you qualify for dental implants?
Why should you choose Enlighten Dental for dental implants?
We Provide Both Titanium and Zirconia Implants
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.
What does an implant-supported restoration look like?
Our Advanced Holistic Techniques Can Improve Your Results
At Enlighten Dental, our doctors use cutting-edge 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.
Let's break down the steps of treatment with dental implants...
Completing Your Smile with Implants Takes Several Months to Complete
So what should you expect after implant placement?
Post-Operative Symptoms Typically Last a Few Days
After implant surgery, it is normal to experience some minor bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. Your dentist may 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.
See the results we can achieve with dental implants...
Dental Implants Can Improve Your Overall Quality of Life
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 may recommend certain tools or products to maintain the health of your implants and your overall oral health.
Committed to Patient Care
"Enlighten Dental Care offers a professional experience from beginning to end of a visit. The lobby is inviting, front office courteous and professional, the quality of dental care is outstanding, and the billing staff does a great job managing the insurance benefits!"George P.
How much do dental implants cost?
The Cost of Rebuilding Your Smile with Implants 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 which can affect the final cost of dental implants.
The best way to find out how much it will cost to restore your smile with implants is to schedule a consultation at our Vancouver practice.
What factors can affect the cost of dental implants?
Your Goals and Current Oral Health Affect the Final Treatment Cost
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 amount of implants 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 may 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.
What about insurance?
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 which 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.
Are implants really worth the cost?
Not convinced about implants?
Biocompatible Dental Implants: 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 Implant Placement: Dental implantology is an amazing technology for tooth replacement. In most cases, there is absolutely no better option to replace teeth. If you are a denture-wearer, dental implants can also help with retention of your denture and maintaining your oral structures.
Our office is extremely experienced in dental implantology with a spectacular success rate and leading-edge technology.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made out of titanium or zirconia that are placed into the jawbone. Each material has advantages and disadvantages and both work extremely well when used appropriately with adequate bone and soft tissue.
The process of receiving implants is generally comfortable and the implants literally become attached to the jawbone. Most patients report minimal post-operative pain and tell us they are as comfortable and solid as their own teeth.
The initial phase of dental implants is to have the implants placed into the jawbone. In most cases, the implants require several months of healing before they are restored. Removable or fixed partial dentures can be made to keep you smiling when the teeth are in visible areas.
In some cases with titanium implants, temporary crowns can be placed at the time of surgery to avoid the need for a temporary denture. In most cases involving complete dentures, or when extracting all remaining teeth in an arch, the full arch of new temporary teeth can be secured by implants on the day of surgery. These procedures are often advertised as “teeth in a day” or “same day teeth”.
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:
- Sam Paulos, DDS
- Ara Elmajian, DDS
- Brian Pysanczyn, DDS
- Eva Guggenbichler, DDS
- David Charbonneau, DDS
For more information about our services, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online today.
“Been visiting the office for dental work and holistic healing for a long time. Staff go out of their way to accommodate clients and make the visit pleasant. Great technical expertise and demonstrated skill. Ara is friendly and has helped me tremendously. Only place for me.” Andy M.