Getting Your Dental Implant – A 3-Step Process
Dental implants may require some patience, but our patients always tell us that their final outcome was worth the wait!
Unlike other dental treatments, instant results are generally not possible. Dental implants require three main steps to complete:
Step One: Dental Implant Evaluation and Surgery
Dr. Chan, Dr. Rensen, or Dr. Day will evaluate your oral health and determine whether your gums and bone are healthy enough for dental implants. If conditions such as gum disease exist, we will treat that condition first. Healthy gums are essential to successful dental implant treatment.
You also need enough bone. If you are a patient who has suffered from bone loss, we can use bone grafting to improve results.
Next is the process of dental implant surgery. Most patients report very little discomfort and recover without complications.
Step Two: Time to Heal and Integrate!
Healing takes time. Dental implants, made of titanium, will actually integrate with your natural bone, but the process can take several months to complete. We can assist with ways to fill the gap in your smile until you heal.
Waiting is often the hardest part, but your patience will pay off!
Step Three: The Crowning Glory – Your Dental Implant Crown
Ah, the moment we have all been waiting for – your dental implant crown. This final phase of treatment is the most fun because you will receive your custom dental implant crown and we will secure it to your dental implant permanently.
Your dental implant crown will look just like your other teeth and blend in with your smile. Once our dentists secure your crown, they will make any final adjustments to it so that the fit is completely comfortable.
If you have questions about dental implants and want a dentist in the Burnaby, BC area that offers dental implants, contact us! We always welcome new patients, and we are excited to help you achieve exceptional oral health.