Restore your teeth and your confidence with dental implants.
Now you can replace one or more missing or damaged teeth with the experienced dental implant professionals at Willow Dental Care Langley. Dental Implants allow missing teeth to be permanently replaced, anchored into the jaw itself, offering a more natural alternative to a dental bridge or the need for dentures. Dental implants look and function as if they were your original teeth.
Having a healthy strong jawbone and healthy gums make you a great candidate for dental implants. The placement of dental implants is a two-step process. First, we will likely refer you to a nearby specialist who will surgically implant a metal anchor into your jawbone. When that is healed, the dental implant professionals at Willow Dental Care Langley will design and place a new porcelain crown on the anchor, leaving your smile looking 100% natural.
Dental Implants FAQ
What is the dental implant procedure?
At Willow Dental Care Langley, our dedicated staff begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical and dental history, continuing with a full exam of the mouth and area surrounding the missing tooth, this process includes x-rays. Once the exam is complete, your dentist will make recommendations and suggestions for a comprehensive treatment plan. The process officially begins as implants are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anesthesia.
The amount of healing time is different for each patient and depends on variables such as the quality and quantity of bone, as well as the type of implant placed. When your dentist determines that the metal implant has healed adequately, he will use the implant to support a crown, bridge, or denture—completing the process.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant consists of a small piece of metal which is surgically implanted in the jawbone, essentially forming a replacement for the root of a tooth. As the tissue heals over the next two to six months, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant, creating a perfectly stable structure.
After the patient has healed, the dental implant professional at Willow Dental Care Langley will use the implant to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures – recreating your perfect smile.
How do I find the right dental implant dentist?
When considering dental implants, it’s important that you select a knowledgeable, experienced dentist, as well as one with whom you feel comfortable. the professional team at Willow Dental Care Langley has the experience to help you feel confident and comfortable throughout the process.
Implant treatment consists of two components: a surgical phase and a restorative phase. Traditionally, an oral surgeon or a periodontist performs the surgical component, while a general dentist or prosthodontist performs the restorative component of fitting and placing the crown on the implant root.
Are dental implants right for me?
If you’re one of those in the Langley area who has never had a dental implant before, you may wonder about the technology behind this new technique. The fact is that dental implant technology has been around for decades; some of our patients at Willow Dental Care Langley have had dental implants for more than 40 years.
Hundreds of thousands of dental implants have been inserted, including many in the Langley area, with success rates that are better than 90 percent.
To learn more about dental implants from Willow Dental Care Langley, or to book an appointment, contact us or give us a call at (604) 534-7200 today.