Durable Dental Implants in Kamloops
Missing teeth can not only affect your appearance but can cause difficulty speaking and chewing and have an overall negative effect on the quality of your life. Thompson Valley Dental offers dental implants in Kamloops as a long-lasting approach to tooth replacement. Our implant treatment delivers a viable restorative option if you have lost a tooth because of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reasons.
Dental implant surgery is among the safest and most predictable dental procedures that we perform at Thompson Valley Dental. Our experienced and dedicated staff prides itself in offering quality dental services to restore your smile and rejuvenate your confidence. Whether you need a single tooth implant or a full dental arch using All-on-4®, you can count on our team to provide quality care in a friendly and comfortable environment. Schedule your consultation today to find out if dental implants are right for you!
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What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a medical device that our dentists surgically place into your jaw to support artificial teeth. A dental implant comprises an implant post, an abutment, and a final restoration. The implant post in your jaw acts as a substitute for the root of your missing tooth and provides stimulation to prevent bone loss. Made of biocompatible titanium, the implant post fuses naturally with bone via a process known as osseointegration. This provides a secure foundation for attaching artificial teeth.
Our Implant-Supported Restoration Solutions
Restorations are custom-made artificial teeth, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Crowns are designed for single tooth implant restoration, while bridges restore several missing teeth in a row. Dentures, which may be partial or complete, restore most or all teeth throughout your upper or lower jaws.
You also have the option of All-on-4 dentures that utilize modern techniques to replace entire rows of missing teeth using only four strategically-placed implants. Thompson Valley Dental offers all these dental implant restoration solutions based on your specific needs.
Benefits of Our Dental Implant Solutions
Dental implants can improve your dental health and quality of life significantly. A dental implant is the strongest available medical device to support a replacement tooth, allowing the tooth to look, feel, and function naturally. Here are the benefits you can expect from our dental implant services:
- Enables you to chew and speak properly
- Restores your aesthetic appearance
- Provides a realistic look and feel
- Prevents shrinking jawbone
- Maintains the health of nearby gums and bone
- Keeps adjacent teeth from shifting
Our Dental Implant Procedure
At Thompson Valley Dental, we practice a conservative and personalized approach when treating our patients. Getting dental implants necessitates several appointments, including consultation, implant placement, and tooth restoration.
The first step is a comprehensive exam to determine if you qualify to get dental implants. Our friendly staff will perform x-rays and a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan. The scans enable our dentists to evaluate your underlying bone structure, surrounding soft tissue, and nerve pathways. A CBCT scan can highlight potential dental problems like bone loss, tooth decay, periodontal disease, jaw irregularities, and root or pulp issues. We also take impressions of your jaw and teeth to help customize the implant and restorations.
Once our specialists have established that you are in good health, we formulate a plan and schedule the placement. The dental implant placement is an outpatient procedure. We do all we can to maximize your comfort and can offer oral sedation if needed. Depending on the number and location of the implants in question, you may need more than one visit to fully complete the implant placement.
We will schedule another appointment a few months later as you recover at home and the bone integrates with the implant. During the follow-up appointment, our dentists will examine the implant and ensure it's secure.
We then place the abutment over the implant in preparation for the replacement teeth once your gums heal. Finally, we'll add your custom restoration, completing your new smile. Our team will guide you throughout the entire procedure and provide comprehensive recovery and long-term care instructions to help ensure a successful implant treatment.
Advanced Pretreatments for Dental Implants
A strong, dense jawbone and healthy gums are prerequisites for a successful dental implant. Thompson Valley Dental offers a selection of structural procedures to prepare your jaw for a dental implant. These procedures include:
- Bone Grafts – A procedure that adds volume and density in areas of your jaw affected by bone loss. The graft serves as a scaffold on which bone tissue can grow.
- Sinus Lifts – If you lack upper back teeth, your sinuses can drop into the space once occupied by your teeth roots. Implants can penetrate your sinus membrane in this scenario. A sinus lift raises your sinus to its proper position. Our surgeons place a bone graft under your sinus to provide a solid base for the implants.
Exceptional Dental Implants in Kamloops
Dental implants provide an effective solution for missing teeth, affording you results that look and feel natural. They are designed to be permanent fixtures in your mouth, as though you never lost the teeth at all. With the dental implant services offered at Thompson Valley Dental, we provide our patients with quality dental treatment in a welcoming environment from the very first visit. If you have missing teeth and are looking to get dental implants, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with our dedicated team!
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