Dental Implants can literally enhance your smile and the fullness of your face and lips, your ability to eat, and to talk.
Dental implants are one of the fastest growing services in dentistry. Many patients who previously suffered from missing teeth, denture soreness, decreased chewing ability or loss of facial structure are now taking advantage of dental implants to solve these problems.
Dr Newitt is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a graduate of the AAID Vancouver MaxiCourse, and an active member of the Vancouver Implant Continuum Program. Dr. Newitt attends over 400 hours of surgical mentorship education each year to ensure the office stays on the leading edge of Implant research and surgical techniques and would be happy to discuss treatment planning for any of your Implant needs.
What are dental implants?
They are replacement tooth roots made out of titanium that are placed into the jawbone. The process of receiving implants is generally comfortable and less traumatic than having a tooth removed. Implants literally become attached to the jawbone with a great deal of retention. In most cases, they are as comfortable and solid as your own teeth.
The initial phase of dental implants is to have them placed into the jaw. At this point your case may take one of two paths. In many cases today, the implants may be restored with a crown, bridge or overdenture on the day of the implant placement.
In other cases, the implants require several months of healing before they are restored. It generally takes anywhere from four to six months for the implants to become completely secure. At that time, the final prosthesis, such as crowns or bridges, will be placed. Regardless of which option you choose, the retention of your prosthesis will be strong and secure, and your dental health may be significantly improved. Dental implants can improve the quality of your life and are considered the “standard of care.” Best of all, you can be more confident and comfortable when you are eating and smiling.