Missing teeth can affect every aspect of your daily life and lead to other serious oral health issues.
At Enlighten Dental, we provide dental implants – the best way to fill gaps and restore the form, function, and appearance of your smile.
So what makes dental implants such a great choice?
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.
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Replacing your missing tooth can give you a new lease on life. At Enlighten Dental, we can restore your smile using holistic, safe, and proven techniques that produce natural-looking results. To schedule your dental implant consultation, call us:
Our Dental Implants Are Built to Last for Years to Come
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.
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.
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.
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Our highly-rated dentists use the latest techniques and the most state-of-the-art materials available in dentistry. We can create a customized treatment plan to replace your missing tooth or teeth—for good. To get started, call our Vancouver practice:
Six Steps to Restoring Your Smile with Implants
Receiving dental implants is a process that can take several months. Because we can complete every phase of your treatment in-house, you will visit our Vancouver office for each step of your implant procedure.
Although the process varies from patient to patient, here is what you can generally expect:
The dental implant process can take several months...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because of Their Many Benefits Implants Are Very Popular
Frequently Asked Questions about Receiving Dental Implants
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made out of titanium or zirconia that are placed into the jawbone.
What are metal-free implants?
Zirconia implants are an option for patients who want a more aesthetic and metal-free option. As a holistic dental practice, our Vancouver office is proud to make them available for patients.
Which material is better: titanium or zirconia?
Each material has advantages and disadvantages and both work extremely well when used appropriately with adequate bone and soft tissue.
Is it painful to receive dental implants?
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.
Will I have to go without teeth?
During the initial phase of treatment, the implants are placed into the jawbone. In most cases, they require several months of healing before they can be 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 many cases involving complete dentures, 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.”
Another 5-Star Review from a Lifelong Patient
"Fortunately for me, I've been seeing this group my whole life, and they have taken care of me like their own. Recently I've gotten an implant to replace a tooth lost in an accident, and Dr. Paulos has used his state of the art dentistry, and world (renowned) skills to apply the implant." D.S.
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.
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
- Brian Pysanczyn, DDS
- Eva Guggenbichler, DDS
- David Charbonneau, DDS
For more information about our services, call (604) 876-9228 or contact us online today.