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.”