Hi there! I’m Dr. Michael Webster, Owner and Dental Implant Dentist at Kelowna Dental Centre. The realm of dental implants goes beyond merely providing fixtures; it’s about offering a solid foundation for new teeth to thrive on and restoring the core functionality and oral health that you need to thrive.
But how do dental implants work? What types of dental professionals are qualified to place dental implants? And how much do dental implants cost?
In this blog post, I’ll dive into these common questions we hear from patients in an effort to demystify dental implants once and for all.
Ready? Let’s get into it!
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are the only permanent replacement for missing teeth available today, and their core function is to replace the root structure of your tooth. While there’s a full buffet of implant varieties out there, titanium implants are the most common, tried, and tested through years of success in both dentistry and orthopedic surgeries. For those looking for a metal-free option, zirconia implants come to the rescue; albeit with a trace of metal, they are significantly less metallic than titanium.
On top of these implants, we mount the real magic: single-tooth crowns, multi-tooth bridges, full-arch one-piece bridges, or implant-supported dentures. The implant beneath serves as a robust foundation, ensuring whatever sits on top stays secure, functional, and aesthetic.
My Journey of Implant Mastery
In the world of dentistry, placing implants is a skill honed over time. It’s not just about anchoring an implant into the bone; it’s about achieving lasting harmony with your facial aesthetics and functionality. Over the years, my approach to implants has evolved significantly.
Nowadays, longevity is the priority when it comes to implants. That means bone grafting, gum grafting, and some other pretty fancy techniques thanks to the evolution of dental implants – all this to ensure and improve their functionality, aesthetics, and longevity. And at Kelowna Dental Centre, the proof is in the pudding – we’re all invested in creating one bright, healthy smile after another for every patient who walks through our doors.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants is largely influenced by their placement in your mouth and the complexity of your case. An implant in the back of your mouth may cost less as aesthetics aren’t a paramount concern, unlike an implant in the smile line, where aesthetics are crucial. Advanced techniques, like the socket shield technique, have paved the way for superior aesthetic results but come with a higher price tag due to the extensive skill and precision they require.
Every patient brings a unique set of circumstances. The amount of bone, the health of your gum tissue, and the number of missing teeth all play a significant role in determining the cost. To ensure that financial constraints don’t hinder your journey toward a rejuvenated smile, we at Kelowna Dental Centre offer financial flexibility through our in-house financing program.
Dental Implants: A More Functional, Vibrant Smile Awaits
If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are a worthy investment in your general health. They aren’t just about filling gaps; they’re about restoring your smile’s function and aesthetics. With years of extensive training and daily practical experience, I, alongside my stellar team at Kelowna Dental Centre, am here to guide you through every step of your dental implant journey. Your path to a functional, radiant smile is just a call away.
If you need professional, patient-centred dental care, look no further than Kelowna Dental Centre. Our doctors, certified dental assistants, and dental hygienists improve our patients’ lives through education, exceptional treatment, and personalized oral health assessments.
If you’re considering dental implants to enhance your oral health and overall well-being, get in touch with us today. We’d love to walk you through the process and work together to define your goals, then create a comprehensive care plan to get you there.
Call now (1-866-257-7744) to schedule your dental implant consultation with us today – together, we’ll make your dream smile a reality.
We can’t wait to care for you!
Dr. Michael Webster
Kelowna Dental Centre Owner
Implant Dentist Kelowna
Kelowna Implant Dentist
Dental Implants Kelowna