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Dental Implants in Burnaby

Our Burnaby dentists may place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth. 

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Dental Implants, Burnaby Dentist

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root. They can be used to replace one or several missing teeth.

The implant is first surgically placed into the jaw bone, where it bonds with the natural bone to stay in place. This serves as an anchor for the tooth.

The benefits of dental implants include stopping the surrounding teeth from shifting, resolving bite issues or jaw pain, and helping restore facial tissues and appearance.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If a tooth is missing, the teeth around the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause pain or uneven teeth. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate, resulting in facial collapse or impacting your ability to eat and talk.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure requires a titanium screw (this is the implant) and a tooth replacement. 

Your dentist will first surgically place the implant into your jawbone below the gum tissue. The implant will bond with the jaw bone as the tissue heals and become a part of the gums.

Once the healing is complete (generally 3 to 6 months post-surgery) patients return to our office to complete the procedure. 

At this final appointment, your dentist will attach a tooth replacement, such as a dental crown, bridge or denture, to the implant to create the look and function of a natural tooth. 

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at HighGate Dental Clinic

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Burnaby? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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