What Are Dental Implants?

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Hey, there! Dr. Michael Webster here, Owner and dedicated Implant Dentist at Kelowna Dental Centre.

“What are dental implants?” is a question we hear almost every day from patients. So, we thought providing an overview could help people like you better understand dental implants and determine their potential utility in your oral health planning. Dental implants may be an ideal solution if you want a long-term solution to restore your smile’s beauty and functionality.

Let’s explore what dental implants are and how they work.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants seamlessly integrate with the jaw or skull bone, providing a stable and natural-looking support system for various restorative dental processes. During the dental implant procedure, titanium posts are surgically placed—i.e., implanted!—into the jawbone as a foundation for attaching aesthetic restorations such as crowns, dentures, or porcelain bridges. 

Dental implants play a vital role in restoring smiles and enhancing foundational functionality, whether you need a single crown, a bridge, a denture, or even a facial prosthesis. Implants ensure a secure and long-lasting solution that mimics the look, feel, and functionality of natural teeth.

As an experienced and highly skilled implant dentist, I consistently provide exceptional care and replace missing teeth with durable implant-supported restorations. Using dental implants, I, with the help of my team, create beautiful smiles and preserve jawbone health and vitality.

With dental implants, you can regain your confidence, enjoy a fully functional smile, and maintain the integrity of your oral health for years to come. 

Who Are Dental Implants For?  

Ideal candidates for dental implants are people who require replacement for one or multiple teeth, are in good overall health, and possess sufficient jawbone density to support the implants. Here are a few cues to help assess your suitability for dental implants:

  • If you have missing teeth 
  • If you desire a faster alternative to traditional teeth-straightening methods for misaligned individual teeth
  • If you currently wear unsupported dentures and seek a more permanent, durable, and aesthetically pleasing solution with enhanced functionality (read our article on implant-supported dentures for more on this)
  • If you have inconsistencies in tooth size, shape, color, or irreversible tooth decay

If you’re curious whether or not dental implants are the right choice for you, contact us for support. We’re always happy to help. 

Dr. Michael Webster: Your Dedicated Implant Dentist

Since purchasing and re-founding Kelowna Dental Centre in 2013, my commitment to innovation and patient-centricity have been our clinic’s defining features. As your trusted implant dentist, I’m proud to serve our patients with customized, seamless dental implants that lead to exceptional results.

I’ve travelled the world to earn industry-leading dental implant credentials and deliver the results our patients dream of. Click here for a complete list of my dental implant credentials.

Dental Implant Questions? We’re Here to Help

There you have it, a short and sweet review of dental implants and how they work!

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.

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
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