Dental Implants are a Superior Treatment for Tooth Loss
Tooth loss, whether a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, affects your appearance as well as how you eat and speak. Lesser known side-effects of tooth loss are degeneration of the jaw bone and misalignment of healthy teeth as they shift into open spaces in the jaw.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can address many issues associated with tooth loss. Dr. Karla Lucia Pentzke at Quay Dental Centre provides complete dental implant treatment, from placement to restoration.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Dental implants are superior to traditional options since they can restore both the root and the crown of a missing tooth. When restored, the prosthetic supports underlying jawbone by providing necessary stimulation, and it also acts as a root for the new restoration.
When you choose dental implants, teeth are completely restored, and function recovered. Patients who receive dental implants have a stronger bite and better performance when compared with options such as fixed bridges and removable dentures.
Dental Implant Treatment Consists of Three Steps
The first step in dental implant treatment is an evaluation of your jaw bone health. In a small percentage of people, the jaw bone is too weak to support dental implants. To strengthen the jaw, Dr. Pentzke may perform a bone graft, which is a relatively minor procedure.
Once the jaw is ready, the next step is the careful placement of the implant posts. Sharp 3D images of your unique oral structure give the dentist a guideline of where to optimally place posts, as well as how to strategically angle the implant posts into your jaw.
The final step of dental implant treatment is the placement of restorative prosthetics. Crowns, bridges, and dentures can replace single, multiple, and full arches of missing teeth. All prosthetics have porcelain crowns that are customized to enhance your smile. Most dental implant restorations are permanent; however, there are removable options as well.
Full Function and Natural Beauty with Dental Implant Restorations
When you want to retain the youthful appearance of a healthy jaw and avoid messy adhesives, discomfort, and unreliability related to removable dentures, consider dental implant restorations. Dental implants give you a smile that looks and feels like a natural set of teeth.
Give Quay Dental Centre in New Westminster a call to schedule a consultation. Dr. Karla Lucia Pentzke can restore full function and beauty to your smile.