At Revelstoke Dental Centre in Revelstoke, BC, we offer dental implant services for patients that are missing one or multiple teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the gums or the jawbone to which replacement teeth are attached for missing natural teeth. Dental implants can provide support for improved appearance, speech, comfort, and chewing ability.
First, you will need to discuss your options with the dentist. Together, it will be decided if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Then, a complete dental history, x-rays, and a thorough oral examination will be taken.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, the procedure is as follows:
On top of the implants, we can place a denture .The denture can easily be removed for cleaning, but will stay in place firmly while in the mouth. We can place an implant supported fixed partial denture (bridge). A single crown (tooth) can be placed as well.
If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may be a candidate for dental implants. A good candidate for dental implants should:
As our lifespan increases, the need for some type of permanent dental replacement system becomes very important to our overall health. Dentures and removable bridges have obvious disadvantages: they are loose and unstable. Dental implants can provide people with dental replacements that are functional, stable, and aesthetically pleasing.
The actual procedure to place a dental implant is done under local anesthesia, thus the patient should feel no pain. When the anesthesia wears off (about 3-4 hours later), you might expect some discomfort. The level of discomfort is different from patient to patient, but most patients do not have significant problems. Some temporary swelling and bruising may develop.