Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist.  The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and are designed to last for life.

What does getting dental implants involve?

A 3D cone beam radiograph is obtained on site allowing for a truly 3D visualization and accurate planning for your case. Impressions (molds) are often taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.  While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone.  In many cases the implant is able to be utilized and loaded immediately.

Recently with the use of 3D imaging and computer software, it has become possible to accurately perform implant surgery on the computer prior to the mouth.  A surgical guide is made based off of computers design which allows for accurate surgical placement of the dental implants.  This ensures the implant placement is minimally invasive and accurately performed.  Dr. Burghardt is trained to perform both conventional implant surgery and computer guided implant surgery using the Nobel Guide System.

Implants can be used to hold fixed bridges which replace all the missing teeth, some missing teeth or individual teeth.  They can also be used to anchor removable dentures.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

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Penticton Dentists - The Smile Enhancement Studio is one of Penticton's most sought after oral health facilities in Penticton, British Columbia.