At Young Street Dental, our dentists, Dr. Fremit and Dr. Kwong, can help complete your smile with dental implant services. Book your consultation at our dentist office in Chilliwack to learn more.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post placed into the bone and a crown (cap) placed upon the implant.
Implants can also be used to help stabilize dentures, both partial (some teeth missing) and complete (all teeth missing).
Implants have been used since the 1970′s and have one of the highest success rates in dentistry. Dental implants resemble natural teeth and once you have them surgically done, you will probably never need to get them removed, unless there is a serious emergency.
Whether you are missing one tooth or several teeth, a thorough examination is required to ascertain if an implant option is a good choice for you.
Why would I need an implant?
Have you lost a tooth completely due to an accident or injury? Are you worried about your appearance? You might want to look into dental implants as a treatment option. Dental implants are stand-alone treatments and do not consider the neighbouring teeth as anchors. These implants are mostly made of titanium and are very durable. Once implanted, you don’t have to remove them at all.
What will my appointment look like?
First, we do an analysis of your dental profile and understand the condition of your teeth. X-Rays and tests are conducted to evaluate the number of teeth that need dental implants, root canals, extraction and other treatments.
It could take somewhere around 3 to 9 months for the surgical insertion of implants to heal completely.
Once healing is complete, the surgeon fits the abutments and the crowns on the implanted teeth. Local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia and sedation are used on you by the surgeons, depending on the level of your pain.
If you'd like to book a consultation for dental implants, we would be happy to book your appointment! Call today to get started on your new smile.