What are Dental Implants? Are They Right for Me?

by Riverside Heights Dental December 12th, 2017 in Dental Services

Are you looking for dental implants? Are you looking for a Surrey dentist that specializes in dental implants? You might have questions about dental implants, including what they are exactly and if they are right for you. 

Who needs implants?

People with missing teeth can benefit from implants. Whether its one tooth, many teeth or all teeth, your mouth can get a complete makeover through the science and technology of dental implants. 

What other options are available? When might implants not be suitable?

In some cases, bridges can also be used. Implants only work if there’s enough bone to support them. Depending how long it has been since the tooth or teeth have been missing, the amount of available bone may have decreased and may be insufficient to support the implant process. Grafts can help supplement missing bone to allow for implants. A Periodontist will be able to tell you if you have enough bone for the procedure already or if you’re going to need some treatment. 

Why implants?

While there’s nothing quite like the real thing, implants are as good as replacements get to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants use titanium screws, which your body will allow the bone to grow around. It’s the only metal that will allow your body to do that. The implants literally become a part of you.

How is it implanted? What happens next?

The surgery is performed by a Periodontist.  After the implant ‘takes’ and becomes part of your body, a crown, bridge or denture can be used to restore your mouth the rest of the way.

Dental implants in Surrey can be the best solution to replace your missing teeth. A dentist in Surrey can make your complete smile dreams a reality – ask them if dental implants are right for you.