Central Park Dental Clinic
Dental Implants, implants
At Central Park Dental Clinic, we understand that losing a tooth can be an uncertain and traumatic experience for our patients, that is why we create a health partnership with you from the very first visit in order to provide you with the type of care that meets your lifestyle and health goals.
When you lose a tooth, whether planned or unexpectedly, we will be by your side with options to fill the gap in your smile and restore your dental function.
One of the most popular, convenient, and effective tooth replacement options available is dental implants.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants provide the best tooth replacement option for many of our patients because they actually mimic your natural teeth. The implant itself is very much like your natural tooth’s root. Made of biocompatible metals like titanium, the implant integrates with your natural bone through a process called osseointegration.
When we surgically place your dental implant, we do so into the optimum area for support and stability. First, we perform a complete evaluation to determine the health and density of your bone. Once your dental implant is placed, we allow time to heal so that your implant stabilizes and becomes strong enough to support a crown and withstand the force necessary for chewing. The healing process normally takes several months. In some cases, however, we can restore your implant immediately.
After the healing process, we will create a custom implant crown to place on top of your implant. Your custom crown will match your natural teeth so that your smile appears seamless and will make eating and speaking feel natural again.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
In addition to the aesthetics of well-made dental implants, they also have many health benefits.
When you lose teeth, you also begin to lose bone density where your tooth used to be because of the relationship between your teeth and bone. Your tooth’s root stimulates bone regeneration, and your bone stabilizes the root of your tooth. When a tooth is lost and that relationship terminates, your bone can resorb, placing your other teeth at risk.
Additionally, when you leave a gap in your smile, your teeth will naturally tip into the gap, potentially creating problems for your bite.
What Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of your dental implants depends largely upon your unique case and includes factors like insurance coverage, implant location, and the type of restoration. When you visit our Burnaby, BC dental office, you will have the opportunity to discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Chan, Dr. Rensen, or Dr. Day and they will outline your treatment options as well as any out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment.
If you would like other options for tooth replacement, or if you are not a good candidate for dental implants for one reason or another, we also offer fixed dental bridges as well as partial dentures.