Dental Implants Burnaby

older man and woman jogging on path in a parkAt Central Park Dental Clinic, we understand that losing a tooth can be an uncertain and traumatic experience for our patients. Because of that, we work hard to create a health partnership with you from the very first visit to our Burnaby, BC dental office in order to provide you with the type of care that meets your lifestyle and health goals.

When you lose a tooth, whether planned or unexpectedly, we will be by your side with options to fill the gap in your smile and restore your dental function.

One of the most popular, convenient, and effective tooth replacement options available is dental implants. We always welcome calls to our Burnaby, BC dental office to answer any questions you might have about tooth implants or other options to replace one or more missing teeth. In addition, we’ve compiled many of the most common questions we hear, below, so you can peruse them at your leisure.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants provide the best tooth-replacement option for many of our Burnaby, BC patients because they actually mimic your natural teeth. The implant itself is very much like your natural tooth’s root. Made of biocompatible metals like titanium, the implant integrates with your natural bone through a process called osseointegration.

When we surgically place your tooth implant, we do so into the optimum area for support and stability. First, we perform a complete evaluation to determine the health and density of your bone. Once your dental implant is placed, we allow time to heal so that your implant stabilizes and becomes strong enough to support a crown and withstand the force necessary for chewing. The healing process normally takes several months. In some cases, however, we can restore your implant immediately.

After the healing process, we will create a custom implant crown to place on top of your tooth implant. Your custom crown will match your natural teeth so that your smile appears seamless and will make eating and speaking feel natural again.

Dental implant illustrationWhat are the benefits of dental implants?

In addition to the aesthetics of well-made dental implants, they also have many health benefits.

When you lose teeth, you also begin to lose bone density where your tooth used to be because of the relationship between your teeth and bone. Your tooth’s root stimulates bone regeneration, and your bone stabilizes the root of your tooth. When a tooth is lost and that relationship terminates, your bone can resorb, placing your other teeth at risk.

Additionally, when you leave a gap in your smile, your teeth will naturally tip into the gap, potentially creating problems for your bite.

What if I am missing a tooth in the back of my mouth that no one can see?

It might be tempting to skip replacing a missing tooth in the back of your mouth because it isn’t visible when you smile. But when you consider all the hard work your back molars do in chewing your food, it becomes clear that missing a molar can have an impact on the foods you might be able to eat.

There are other ramifications as well. A gap in your teeth left by a missing molar can cause your other teeth to start to drift to fill in the space. This has a domino effect that can impact your healthy teeth. As teeth begin to shift, your bite will be off, so your teeth may wear down because you can no longer chew properly.

It’s crucial to have any missing tooth replaced because it helps protect your healthy teeth.

What do dental implants cost?

The cost of your dental implants depends largely upon your unique case and includes factors like insurance coverage, implant location, and the type of restoration. When you visit our Burnaby, BC dental office, you will have the opportunity to discuss your treatment plan with Dr. Chan, Dr. Rensen, or Dr. Day and they will outline your treatment options as well as any out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment.

At Central Park Dental Clinic, we know that your budget is a concern when planning your dental care. Because each patient is so vastly different, estimating costs can pose a challenge. We really need to do a comprehensive exam with one of our skilled dentists to give you a precise cost for dental implants at our Burnaby, BC dental office.

What do I need to consider before getting dental implants?

Here are some things to think about:

We accept all private and government insurance plans to maximize your benefits. If you need bone grafting or a sinus lift, your costs may increase. Dental implant costs are comparable to bridges because bridges require a minimum of three dental crowns. Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. With dental implants, you will not have to restrict your diet. If you have concerns about cost, we can help. Taking care of dental implants is easy, saving you time. We accept all major credit cards and Interac Debit for any out-of-pocket expenses. With the proper care, dental implants can last for decades, making them a great investment.

We are here to make dentistry affordable for you and your family. To learn more about your personal situation, contact us and set up a consultation for dental implants at our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.

If you would like other options for tooth replacement, or if you are not a good candidate for dental implants for one reason or another, we also offer fixed dental bridges as well as partial dentures for our Burnaby, BC patients.

two women laughing while on walk on a beachWhat are the benefits of dental implants?

One of our Burnaby, BC patients’ favourite benefits of dental implants is that they look natural – just like your other teeth. Dr. Chan will custom design the dental crown to blend in perfectly and cover the top of your dental implant. No metal components will be visible when you opt for dental implants in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.

Dental implants do require some precise planning steps to consider.

Do you have sufficient bone to support the dental implant and crown, and the force caused by chewing?

If not, bone grafting is a great option that improves the bone quality and opens the door for dental implants as a treatment option for just about any patient.

What is the ideal location for your dental implant?

The implant post and crown require precise positioning. We will take x-rays and create a surgical guide to ensure ideal placement.

Are you able to care for your teeth, gums, and dental implant properly?

We will discuss how to care for your teeth and gums. Your dental implant requires much the same care.

Do you have a missing tooth in the Burnaby area?

Contact Central Park Dental Clinic today to set up an appointment with one of our top Burnaby, BC dentists. Having the answers to all of your questions is the first step to a healthy dental future! We look forward to offering you solutions that meet your goals for your healthy smile.

To learn more about dental implants in Burnaby, BC, give us a call! Dental implants are one of the most reliable and long-lasting solutions to missing teeth.