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Dental Implants in Coquitlam
Why are Dental Implants Needed?
Dental implants are needed for a variety of reasons after losing a tooth. It's important for cosmetic and health reasons.
A few of the health consequences of not getting a tooth implant after losing a tooth include:
- Bone Loss
- Shifting or Drifting of Teeth
- Bite Alteration from Shifting Teeth
- Jaw Joint Issues
- Chewing Difficulty
- Additional Stress on Remaining Teeth
Bridges Vs. Implants
For many patients in our Coquitlam office, dental implants provide clear advantages over traditional dental bridges or dentures. Before dental implants were perfected, dentists had to make tooth-suppourted bridges or dentures.
With bridges, healthy teeth had to be ground away by reshaping their neighbouring teeth, this allowed us to use them as suppourts for anchoring the new bridges. The downside of this is the suppourt teeth taking the brunt of any forces beyond their threshold, which can cause the surrounding bone around these teeth to melt away and resorb, this weakens their natural suppourt systems.
It's important to choose the optimal route that's best for your long-term dental health - that's why implants are the best choice scenario in most cases.
Make the investment for your dental health and choose implants today! Book an appointment with our team to consider your options!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium replacements for a tooth's anchoring root structures. Dental implants replace any missing teeth by imitating natural teeth as closely as possible.
At our Coast Dental Coquitlam office, our dental implant restorations include 3 parts to provide the best outcome:
- Titanium Implant
- Implant Abutment
- Porcelain Crown
Dental Implant Placement Process Step-By-Step
1. Planning Stage
The planning stage is the most important part of the implant process. A carefully thought-out treatment plan is the difference between a great success or possible failures. Our team utilizes 3D imaging equipment to ensure proper implant placement is achieved.
2. Implant Placement
Our dentist will place the dental implant in the most ideal location to ensure the gum tissue forms around the implant.
The bone around your dental implant will grow and integrate with your implant over the matter of just weeks!
4. Temporary Restoration
If your dental implant is in a visible area in your mouth, a temporary restoration may be placed.
5. Abutment Process
Once your healing is complete, the dental implant abutment is placed to connect your implant to the porcelain crown.
6. Porcelain Crown
Our ceramist will fabricate your new porcelain crown to the exact specifications needed, then we bond the porcelain crown to the abutment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone with missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. It doesn't matter how old you are, but it does matter how young.
It's unadvisable to place dental implants during the early teen years since the dental and facial bones are still growing and forming during those ages.
Dental implants in our Coquitlam office is virtually painless. The science behind implantology has evolved so rapdily compared to it's earlier years.
Dental implantations are now such a common and predictble procedure.
At Coast Dental Coquitlam, our team has placed countless dental implants.
Our team has never encountered the need to remove a dental implane or replace one after years of successful use. Dental implants can last forever if properly cared for.
The planning stage is so imperative to perfect the procedure, and that's where our team ensures everything is perfect beforehand.