In a nutshell, dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. The form they take depends mainly on the number of missing teeth, the strength of the jaw, and the patient’s overall health. At BC Perio, we want to help you understand your options for a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile, including improvements that… Continue reading What Are Dental Implants?
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Is the dental implant prone to cavities or gum disease?
The purpose of a dental implant is to provide a solid base to support a restoration like a crown or dental bridge. The implant itself is made from titanium or a similar metal designed to fuse to existing bone in the jaw. Once healed, the tooth implant will look and feel just like your own… Continue reading Is the dental implant prone to cavities or gum disease?
What Does a Dental Implant Procedure Involve?
The dental implant procedure can be modified and customized to meet the needs of just about every patient. Various stages of tooth loss, bone loss, health conditions, and cosmetic challenges can typically be addressed and overcome in the hands of a skilled periodontist. For the average tooth implant candidate, the procedure is completed in phases,… Continue reading What Does a Dental Implant Procedure Involve?
Structure of a Dental Implant
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you may be considering some form of dental reconstruction treatment, such as dentures, fixed-bridge treatment or even dental implants. While each has their own benefits, dental implants have the least number of negatives and so have become extremely popular with patients looking to reconstruct their smile.… Continue reading Structure of a Dental Implant