At Alta Dental Studio, our dentists and most dentists consider dental implants the highest standard in tooth replacement. We believe that they are the most effective way to replace missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants in Vancouver, BC, are tooth roots crafted from durable titanium. Benefits of titanium include its ability to integrate into the jawbone. When integration completes, there is no better foundation for a replacement tooth (dental crown) or prosthetic.
You can opt for a single dental implant or four to six implants to fix a prosthetic like an implant-retained denture.
Why Dental Implants Are Considered the Gold Standard
#1 Dental Implants Help Prevent Tooth Migration
Migrating teeth—teeth shifting into smile gaps—leads to a misaligned bite and undue wear on your teeth. Eventually, you may develop tooth fractures and an increase in tooth decay.
#2 Dental Implants Support Jawbone Health
When you lose teeth, your jawbone loses its stimulation. Eventually, the bone deteriorates. This can leave you with a gaunt look around the lower face. Only dental implants have tooth root replacements that may stimulate your jawbone.
#3 Dental Implants Are Long-Lasting
Dental implants can last for decades and even for life with proper care. Fortunately, adequate care means affording implants the same oral routine as you do your natural teeth.
#4 Dental Implants Are Easy to Care for
Dental implants require no added maintenance. Just care for them as you do your natural teeth:
- Brush and floss regularly
- Visit your dentist consistently for checkups and teeth cleanings
Learn Whether You’re a Candidate for Implant Dentistry
During your initial consultation, your dentist assesses your oral health to ensure you’re suitable for dental implants. This can mean x-rays, a health history, and a friendly chat. We are also happy to answer your questions about implant dentistry, including what to expect.
Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist in Vancouver, BC
Tooth replacement is crucial to your long-term oral health. To arrange your consultation, give us a call today.