Cranbrook Implants – Your General Cranbrook Dentist at Victoria Avenue Dental
If you are looking for a more enduring and permanent solution to replace damaged or decayed teeth, and fill the gaps left by one or more missing adult teeth, then your general Cranbrook dentists and the team at Victoria Avenue Dental can provide you with dental implants that assist in strengthening and stabilizing your teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are essentially a set of artificial teeth that are fixed into place by metal screws or posts, and are surgically implanted just below your gum line where your jawbone is located. In short, dental implants act as a replacement for missing teeth.
Implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth, both in sturdiness and visual appearance. So if you are interested in a permanent solution to missing adult teeth while maintaining a natural looking smile and are located in Cranbrook, implant surgery may be an ideal procedure for you. At Victoria Avenue Dental, Dr. Brett Bevans and the team will work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan that is best suited for your situation.
What happens during a dental implant appointment?
The procedure involved for dental implant surgery requires your general dentist to conduct an initial evaluation and primary examination of your teeth using an x-ray. Your general dentist will also evaluate your jawbone to ensure that it is sturdy enough to support the implant. Once this process is complete, the damaged or decayed tooth will be removed if it has not already fallen out on its own. Your jawbone will then be prepared for surgery, which involves some level of bone grafting. There will then be a period of healing to ensure your jawbone is ready to receive the implant. When this period is over, the implant is inserted into your gum line. Another healing period will be allotted to allow the implant to bond with your gums. The final step is to place an abutment, whereby the artificial tooth will be placed on top of it.
For Cranbrook implants, contact Dr. Brett Bevans and the team at Victoria Avenue Dental to learn more about the procedures involved with dental implant surgery.