dental implants New Westminster

What are dental implants?

Many people suffer from tooth loss, whether it’s due to decay, an accident on the road, at work, or even a sports injury. There is no reason to feel embarrassed and uncomfortable when a tooth is missing in an obvious place, making you afraid to smile, as a dental implant in New Westminster can solve the problem for you. Dental implants feel, look, and perform just like natural teeth and can last a lifetime as long as they are cared for properly.

What is a dental implant?

A full single dental implant starts when a small titanium screw is fixed into the space where the tooth has been lost. It is screwed into the jawbone and actually replaces the root of the lost tooth, which will have been removed at the time of a tooth extraction.

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If the tooth was broken in an accident, the dentist will have to remove the root before the process of fitting a dental implant can begin. Once the titanium screw is in place, over time, it fuses with the jaw bone. This is called osteointegration, and once this part of the process has been completed, a dental crown can be fixed into place, which plays the role of the visible and functional part of the tooth.

Dental Implants: About Implants

Different Types of Dental Implant Treatment in Westminster 

Depending on how many teeth are missing, it is possible to offer a dental implant replacement for just one tooth or for many teeth. If a whole set of new teeth is required, full-mouth implants are offered as well.

Benefits of a Single Tooth Implant

If there is just one tooth missing, it’s good to get in early and replace it while the shapes of adjacent teeth are still intact. A single implant offers the following benefits:

  • it improves your ability to smile.
  • it acts in the same way as the original tooth.
  • It helps to keep neighbouring teeth healthy and shaped.

Benefits of Multiple Tooth Implants

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Before dental implant technology was developed in order to fill the gaps of lost teeth, adjacent, healthy teeth had to be ground down so that they could act as posts for the crown and bridge procedure, where a bridge filled the gap created by the lost tooth, which was attached to the two adjacent crowns. This method is still in use, but dental implants are far more straightforward.

Multiple tooth implants offer the following benefits:

  • The tooth color of each dental implant is consistent.
  • There is no need to spend extra time grinding down healthy teeth.
  • They provide an even smile.
  • They can last a lifetime.

Multiple teeth may also be replaced easily by multiple single implants, crowns, implant-supported bridges (where it seems most appropriate), or a mix of the two. The dental implant specialists at Dental Implant in New Westminster will be able to advise you on what’s best for you.

Dental Implants: Implant Procedure

What are full-mouth implants?

These are often called All-on-X and can be an option for you if you are missing all or most of your teeth, either at the bottom or top of your mouth. This is an option when you have had a serious accident, when many teeth have been damaged beyond repair and need to be extracted, or when so many of your teeth are badly decayed that they can’t be saved and will have to be extracted. The procedure for All-on-X is not quite the same as implant technology. It is when a permanent bridge with a complete arch of new teeth is attached directly to several anchored implants, normally 4 or 6.

There are several benefits to choosing this procedure, which are:

  • less implants are required;
  • The permanent bridge can be made up in a dental lab using computerized technology to get the best fit.
  • You can rest assured that this is a permanent solution to missing teeth, and your mouth will be waiting to smile once the process has been completed.

Why You should Consider Dental Implant Technology in New Westminster 

There are several reasons for choosing dental implants, which are:

  • You can return to eating your favourite foods, whether hard, soft, chewy, or sticky.
  • Your face shape is maintained as the implant, when integrated into the jawbone, helps to keep the shape and health of the bone in adjacent teeth intact.
  • strong and secure as they are fixed firmly into bone;
  • look natural and attractive in color, size and shape;
  • You can broaden your smile so everyone can admire your white, evenly placed teeth.

You can expect the dentists who specialize in dental implants in New Westminster to make the best choices for your tooth replacement, which will broaden your smile.

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