At Marine Way Dental Centre in Burnaby South, we work hand in hand with a team of skilled surgeons to coordinate the placement of dental implants and once an implant has been placed, we will work to restore it.
A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth that is surgically attached to your jawbone using a metal post or screw.
Unlike dentures or bridges, an implant will not come loose because it is surgically positioned, or implanted, into your jawbone.
Over time, bridges can be damaging to the surrounding natural teeth. In contrast, implants prevent the breakdown of the jaw bone and muscles that often occur under a missing tooth.
A dental implant may be right for you if you:
The first step in performing the implant procedure involves cutting open your gums to expose the underlying bone. The dentist will then drill into the bone where they will be placing the metal post.
Once the post has been placed in your jawbone, your dentist will send you home where you will wait a few weeks or months for the bone to heal and create a solid foundation for your new permanent artificial tooth.
When you return to your dentist, they will then place the permanent tooth.
The implant procedure is usually performed under a local anesthetic and is relatively painless and comfortable.
We are always accepting new patients at our office in South Burnaby. Get in touch today!