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Dental Implants in Abbotsford

Dental Implants

Would you like a permanent solution for your missing teeth? If you like the idea of a replacement solution that mimics the look and function of your natural teeth, talk to your dentist about dental implants.

What Is a Dental Implant? 

A dental implant is a titanium post permanently embedded in your jaw. It functions much like a tooth root and is designed to hold a fake tooth in place.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Your dental professional will perform an assessment to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. They will check your medical history to determine if you are in good health and also check to see that you have adequate bone in your jaw to hold the implant in place. Implants may not be a suitable option under the following conditions:

  • If you are in poor health.
  • If you suffer from uncontrolled diabetes.
  • If you are prone to bruxism (teeth grinding).

How Long Is the Implant Process?

Dental implants can take several months from start to finish, with added time if you need a bone graft. After a bone graft, you will need time to recover to allow the new bone material to fuse with your jawbone properly. Once the dental implant is placed in the jaw, it takes several months for the titanium post to become fused with the jawbone, so it provides a stable base to hold your fake tooth in place. 

What Is the Fake Tooth Made From?

The fake tooth is a dental crown fitted to the implant through an abutment post. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials depending on your needs and budget. Porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold are commonly used to make dental crowns. 

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