Dental implants are growing in popularity across Canada to repair missing teeth. Once installed, dental implants have the benefit of acting and looking like the real thing. Our dental implant procedure provides great looking results with minimized discomfort. Let West Kelowna's Westside Dental Centre experts transform your smile, improve oral health, and build your confidence!
What West Kelowna's Dental Implant Clinic Offers
Dental implants are a treatment offered by a variety of dental offices, with varying levels of experience and technique. It’s important to choose carefully. We encourage you to look into different options, and ask around to see what’s offered. Ask about the experience and training that each clinic brings. Then set up a consultation at our Westbank dental office, where our compassionate Westside Dental team will be happy to sit with you, answer your questions, and help put together a plan for dental implants that best suits your needs and goals.
What are Dental Implants?
When you have a missing tooth, a dental implant with a crown is an effective option for replacing the tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or for other reasons. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Contact us to set up a consultation at our Westbank office and find out if you are eligible for a dental implant.
Client Testimonials & Reviews
I've been a patient for the past 6 years and love this dentist. Always professional, friendly and always make me comfortable. I'd highly recommend this office.
- Joel Mcgarvie
I took my four-year-old and one-year-old to Westside Dental Centre this week for their first visit ever. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My son thoroughly enjoyed watching Paw
- Brittany Campbell
Even though I went in for a filling, the whole experience was actually quite pleasant. Great staff and highly professional service - recommend this place without any reservations whatsoever.
- Kerry Rouck
Implant Bridge Procedure
When several neighbouring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is an effective form of treatment to replace the teeth. This process involves multiple phases. This means some investment in time and in the healing process. At Westside Dental we ensure process will pay off, as implant-supported bridges are superior to removable-partials or multiple, tooth-supported fixed bridges. Implants prevent or stop bone deterioration, are more comfortable, maintain better facial structure, preserve adjacent natural teeth, and restore biting and chewing capacity.
Alternatives for Tooth Implants
Essentially, the alternatives for implants fall into two categories: fully edentulous (having no teeth) and partially edentulous (missing many teeth). If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, you may have multiple options available, such as modifying your current denture or getting a new one made. If you’re missing one or more teeth, your dentistry options include a partial denture, a bridge, or an implant-supported bridge. If you are in Westbank or West Kelowna come to our office where our professionals will be happy to sit with you and discuss your options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Implants are recommended as a dental treatment option in a number of circumstances. They are very effective when replacing missing teeth without affecting the adjacent teeth. Implants are also good for restoring chewing, speech & digestion issues of missing teeth; as well as resolving joint pain or bite problems caused by shifting teeth.
With implants, we're talking about a multi-stage procedure. Dental implants are placed gradually, over a period of several weeks or even months. Your initial visit involves assessing the area on which the implan(s) will be placed, using digital radiograph scanning technology. When you next come in we'll install the implant itself; that can take a few months to heal. Typically the third appointment is when we take an impression and place the tooth or teeth over the implant(s).
Dental implants are a very cost-effective treatment for replacing missing teeth. Although there is an initial expense, the long term benefits are substantial. After placement is completed, implants are stable, strong and extremely natural looking. Implants help restore your smile!
Following your surgery try to only consume soft foods and liquids for the next two days, some examples include: mashed potatoes, fruit smoothies, and soups. After two days, you can gradually start to add more variety but still try to focus on foods that don’t require a lot of chewing. Most people will resume their regular diet within a week of having their dental implant surgery. Your dentist will be able to give you a more accurate estimate based on your particular case.
Dental implants can’t be removed because they are fixed right into your bone. They are fixed to your bone in order to keep them sturdy, and to also replicate your other teeth in the most natural looking way.
The average cost for a single dental implant in Canada often ranges from $1,000 - $3,000. It may seem like a significant upfront cost compared to other denture options, but dental implants are intended as a permanent solution for your missing teeth.
Contact Westside Dental Centre
At Westside Dental Centre, we are happy to hear from you! Give us a call or contact us through the site and we will be happy to answer your dentistry questions and book your next appointment at our West Kelowna dental office.
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