How to benefit from the “best” in tooth replacement with implants designed like natural teeth

Simply Wellness Dental takes great pride in offering modern dentistry’s latest and safest treatments and technologies within a warm, relaxed, highly personalized, and welcoming environment. 

Dental implants are among the most “asked about” treatments at our East Vancouver, British Columbia office. There are many great reasons for this! Implants are often characterized as the “gold standard” way to fill gaps in the smile and replace missing or irreversibly damaged teeth. Due to their unique design, dental implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are also an exceptional investment in your smile and long-term health and well-being. 

Why implants? 

Traditional forms of tooth replacement are stabilized mainly in the mouth in three ways:

  • By neighbouring “anchor” teeth that are crowned to hold up the dental bridge or replacement teeth 
  • By remaining teeth that are connected to partial dentures
  • By natural suction, denture adhesive, and other products to hold complete dentures in place

These traditional systems primarily replace the parts of the tooth that are visible above the gum line (the crown) and the gummy tissue (for complete dentures). Natural teeth are not designed like this. They comprise other components, including the roots that stabilize the crowns.

Dental implants broke new ground when they were first placed in a patient’s mouth more than five decades ago. The implant is but one part of the replacement tooth. It is shaped like a cylinder and made from biocompatible titanium. Once precisely placed in the jaw by Dr. Jason Park, the implant heals and integrates into the surrounding bone in the jaw. This process is natural and safe because of the implant’s compatibility with natural tissues. 

After the implant effectively becomes a part of the jaw, it can then function as a tooth root. The prosthetic tooth or crown is then attached to the implant. Implants are also versatile; a few strategically placed implants can be applied and integrated into the bone to support or retain a bridge or denture. So, they may also be used to replace several or all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw(s).

There are numerous advantages to replacement teeth that are designed to “mimic” the structure of natural teeth, including: 

  • A natural appearance and feel in the mouth
  • Natural and efficient chewing and speech function 
  • Long-lasting durability 
  • Low-maintenance; can be cared for like natural teeth 
  • Conservative; preserves utmost natural tissues
  • Protect against or halt the destructive process of resorption that occurs when teeth are lost and the jawbone does not get the stimulation it needs to retain its strength

Since implants were introduced in the 1960s, numerous beneficial innovations have been introduced; for example, patients with existing bone loss/resorption who are not candidates for grafting procedures may be well-suited to mini dental implants. These smaller implants and associated techniques provide a conservative alternative to “standard,” full-sized implants. In fact, patients whose jaws have sustained bone loss may be able to enjoy their new teeth during the same time that the implant(s) is/are placed, without the wait for healing and integration and the comparatively more significant trauma to the site associated with “standard” implants. 

Your new smile and all the beautiful things that come with it await at the East Vancouver, BC, office of Simply Wellness Dental—call (604) 229-5922 to schedule your appointment today.

Many Happy Faces

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.