Penticton Dental Implants Dentists - Teeth Implants - Enamel Dental Centre
Replacing a missing teeth in the past usually meant wearing a removable prosthesis, or shaving down teeth adjacent to the space to place a fixed dental bridge. Modern implant dentistry has evolved, however, and dental implants are now used to fill in the space of missing teeth without having to make modifications to other teeth. If you’re considering Penticton dental implants, Penticton dentists Sylvain Marino, DDS and James Jung, DDS would love to discuss your dental implant options.
Reasons to consider dental implants:
• Teeth implants can restore a confident smile.
• To restore normal chewing, speech, and digestion.
• To replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
• Facial tissues can be restored or enhanced with dental implants placed and restored by our Penticton dentists.
• If you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, implants are a stable, permanent solution.
• Our Penticton dentists can use dental implants to stop teeth from shifting into missing tooth space.
Anatomy of a tooth implant
Aside from restoring your chewing capability and enhancing your smile, one of the greatest benefits of having a Penticton dental implant procedure performed is that it replaces both your missing tooth and the root. Teeth implants can be broken down into three basic components:
• Dental Implant Post – This part of the tooth implant resembles a tiny screw. The dental implant post is made of titanium so it can integrate with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. During the dental implant procedure, the dental implant post is first surgically placed, and then the patient is allowed several months to heal so the implant is stable before the dental implant crown is attached.
• Abutment – After the tooth implant post has fused with the jawbone, our Penticton dentist will attach a custom abutment to the post. The abutment is a small metal cap that connects the dental implant crown to the dental implant post.
• Tooth Restoration – The tooth restoration is the dental implant crown that attaches to the post. The restoration is usually made of porcelain and is formed to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth. Patients that are missing multiple teeth can choose to have an implant-supported dental bridge or dentures instead of multiple dental implant crowns.
How much do dental implants cost?
We understand that cost is an important factor when it comes to any dental procedure. The cost of dental implants depends on several factors including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Additionally, some procedures may be necessary before the dental implant is placed to ensure the longevity of your dental implants. If you wish to obtain an estimate specific to your case, it’s best to have our Penticton dentist examine your situation and treatment goals.
Questions? Need a Penticton Dental Implants Appointment?
If you would like to request an appointment to discuss dental implants, Penticton dentists Drs. Marino and Jung would love to cover your options. Please contact us today.