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Dental Implants in Burnaby

At Marine Way Dental Centre in Burnaby South, we work hand in hand with a team of surgeons to coordinate the placement of dental implants and once an implant has been placed, we will work to restore it.

If you have missing teeth and are interested in permanent dental implants to replace them, contact Marine Way Dental Centre in South Burnaby today to learn more and to make your consultation appointment.

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What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth that is surgically attached to your jawbone using a metal post or screw.

An implant should not come loose because it is surgically positioned, or implanted, into your jawbone.

Implants prevent the breakdown of the jaw bone and muscles that often occur under a missing tooth.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

A dental implant may be right for you if you:

  • Have missing teeth
  • Have a fully-grown jawbone
  • Have enough bone to secure the implants or to have a bone graft
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Are interested in improving your speech
  • Are interested in improving your ability to chew

The Dental Implant Procedure

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 anaesthetic and is relatively painless.

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