Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
At Downtown Dental we offer dental implants for single missing teeth or full-mouth reconstruction.
No dental implant job is too big or too small for Downtown Dental. We can replace single missing teeth or reconstruct your entire mouth, depending on your needs.
What Are Dental Implants?
Although the success of your dental implants depends on where they’re placed in the jaw, studies show dental implants are successful in 98 percent of cases.
Do I Need a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a popular choice for people who have lost or are losing their teeth through decay, injury, or periodontal disease. However, deciding whether to get a dental implant or pursue another treatment option, like root canal surgery or a simple crown, is a complex and personal process. At Downtown Dental, we take a conservative approach and believe in making every practical effort to save your natural teeth.
We take time to communicate honestly with all our patients about their treatment options. We prepare quotes for potential treatment solutions and tell you the expected longevity and prognosis of each one. This will help you weigh all the important factors so you can make the right decision for your needs and budget.
We also understand you might be nervous about root canal surgery and extractions, and these fears may influence your decision. We’ll happily suggest you get a second opinion or refer you to a root canal specialist to try to save your teeth.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
For a successful dental implant, patients need healthy gums with enough bone around them to hold the implant in place. Good general health is also important. If you’re healthy enough for oral surgery and routine dental extractions, you’re probably a good candidate for dental implants.
Some health conditions and lifestyle choices aren’t compatible with dental implants. If you’re a heavy smoker, you’ve received radiation therapy around your head or neck, or you have an uncontrolled chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease, discuss these conditions with your Downtown Dental dentist. They will evaluate your case and determine whether dental implants are right for you.
Improper care can degrade the dental implant, so patients must also be committed to practicing good oral hygiene and visiting us at Downtown Dental for regular checkups.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are several benefits to dental implants, compared with other treatment options.
Your new smile is the most obvious advantage. Dental implants help us craft a new smile for you with teeth that look and feel like your own. You won’t just look good after your dental implant procedure. You’ll also feel better and see your self-confidence soar.
Because dental implants become part of the bone, they won’t come loose as dentures can. Dental implants also won’t impair your speech or make eating your
The permanent nature of dental implants is also convenient. Forget about the embarrassment of removing your dentures for cleaning or working with messy glues to keep them in place. Once your dental implants are inserted, you can forget about them and move on with your life.
Dental implants also feel comfortable in your mouth, and because they fuse to your bone, they actually become part of you. In contrast, many people never get used to wearing dentures.
We don’t need to shave down or otherwise alter the teeth near your dental implant, as we do with tooth-supported bridges. Leaving more of your natural teeth intact improves your oral health over the long term. It’s also easier to brush and floss in between your teeth with dental implants than it is with tooth-supported bridges. The easy-clean nature of dental implants further boosts your oral health.
Dental work can be expensive, so you’ll appreciate that dental implants are very durable. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
How Much Will My Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on the number of implants you’ll receive and whether we need to perform any additional work, like bone grafting. However, we charge patients based on the British Columbia Dental Association fee guide, so you know our prices are competitive.
Only a few Canadian dental insurance plans currently cover dental implants. Read your policy carefully so you know whether you can expect a payout.