North Vancouver Implant - Dentist Vancouver - Blue Sky Dental

For patients missing one or more teeth in North Vancouver, implants may be an appropriate solution.

 

Losing a tooth is literally losing a part of yourself. It can be frustrating, and have profound, generally negative, effects on your self-image. And this effect extends beyond psychological. A missing tooth can cause a number of physiological problems. It can change your bite profile, cause issues with chewing, other teeth can shift to fill in the new space, it can even change the shape of your face. Whether the loss occurs due to injury, infection, or poor oral health, a missing tooth is something most patients want to address sooner rather than later. 

 

Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to take care of missing teeth. Dental bridges or dentures are both serviceable options. Some patients prefer a more permanent solution that requires less maintenance outside of their usual oral hygiene routine. If that sounds like you, we’d recommend dental implants. North Vancouver patients should feel free to contact us at Blue Sky Dental to see if implants are right for them. 

 

Dental implants work through a process referred to as ‘osseointegration’. What that means is that the implant is literally fused with the bone in your jaw. Assuming your jawbone is sufficiently sturdy in the area where the implant will be inserted, your dentist will then insert a metal screw into the jawbone, which will fuse together over the course of the healing process. During this time, patients will often be fitted with a temporary crown to cover up the implant during the integrative process. 

 

Dental implants are advantageous in that they blend in with your other teeth, not just visually, but functionally as well. They require no extra care, they don’t need to be taken out to clean, and outside of certain precautions like not biting excessively hard objects (to protect the permanent crown, which can crack) they don’t call for any real changes to your lifestyle.

 

If you’d like to discuss dental implants, North Vancouver dentists at Bluesky Dental should be your first call. You can contact us for a consultation, or if you’d prefer, you can book an appointment online. 

Last Updated On 2020-12-03