Dental Implants Specialists in Vancouver, BC

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Implant Dentures Specialists in Vancouver

Integral Denture Centre provides patients throughout VancouverBC and surrounding areas with premium dentures on implants. We want our patients to be able to function, talk, eat, and smile naturally. Together we develop a proper treatment plan that works around your needs and wants. We work independently with a few dentistsand specialists in our area. Once we educate you on your options you will be able to make a well-informed decision about which denture service you prefer. Dentures on implants will allow you to smile with confidence and feel as though you have your naturalhealthy teeth again. Dentures on implants will be more stable and regular maintenance will be required. Your dentures may need to be replaced more oftenusually every three years.
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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small Titanium posts that act like the root of a natural tooth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable dentures. It usually takes 3-6 months for the dental implants to fully integrate with your bone. Once the healing has completed then we can fabricate your final smile.

The Different Types of Dental Implants

With the different types of dental implants available, there are various coatings, connectors, and sizes. There are also several different methods for placing the implants as well. Typically, dental implants will fall into two categories: endosteal and subperiosteal implants. Below, we’ve gone into detail about each of these types of dental implants:

  • Endosteal Implants – This type of dental implant is commonly used and is sometimes even used as an alternative to a dental bridge or removable denture. This implant uses screw types, cylinder types, or bladed types. Typically, your prosthodontist will determine which type will work best for your unique needs. Endosteal implants are safe and effective.

  • Subperiosteal Implants – Though rarely used today, this type of dental implant is primarily used to hold dentures into place in patients with insufficient bone height. When used, these implants are placed within the gum tissue and onto the jawbone. The metal implant post is exposed through the gums and securely holds the denture in place.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implants, patients can reap many benefits. The benefits of dental implants include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Act like natural teeth
  • If properly maintained they can last for a lifetime
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Prevent further tooth loss
  • Keep adjacent teeth stable
  • Improve your overall speech
  • Feel confident in your smile

The Dental Implants Procedure

Typically performed as an outpatient, dental implant surgery is performed in multiple stages with designated healing time between each. The dental implant procedure involves multiple steps:

  • Damaged tooth removal
  • Jawbone preparation
  • Dental implant placement
  • Bone growth and healing
  • Abutment placement
  • Artificial tooth placement
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The Comprehensive Process of Acquiring Implant-Supported Dentures

Acquiring implant-supported dentures is a meticulous and multi-step process that ensures optimal results and functionality for patients. Below is a detailed breakdown of the stages involved:

Initial consultation and assessment:

Evaluation: The journey usually begins with an initial consultation with a denturist or a dentist. The dentist will assess your oral health, takes a CT scan, and discuss your dental history and expectations. Together with the Denturist a treatment plan will be presented.

Treatment plan: Based on the evaluation, a tailored treatment plan is crafted to address your needs, ensuring a tailored approach to implant placement and prosthetic design.

Pre-surgical preparations:

Bone density assessment: Before implant placement, a thorough evaluation of the jawbone's density and structure is conducted to determine the need for bone grafting or augmentation procedures.

Treatment timeline: A comprehensive timeline outlining the various stages of treatment, including surgery, healing periods, and prosthetic fabrication, is provided to set expectations.

Implant placement surgery:

Surgical procedure: Under local anesthesia, the dentist or specialist precisely places the implant posts into the jawbone, ensuring stability and alignment.

Healing period (osseointegration): Post-surgery, a healing period of 3-6 months is essential for the implant posts to fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration, providing a secure foundation for the dentures.

Abutment placement:

Once osseointegration is complete, a routine surgical procedure attaches abutments to the implant posts. Abutments serve as connectors between the final prosthetic denture and the implants.

Prosthetic design and fabrication:

Impressions: Precise impressions or digital scans of your mouth are taken to ensure the fabrication of dentures that fit comfortably and function optimally.

Customization: Using advanced technology and materials the dentures are custom-designed to match your natural teeth' shape, size, and colour, ensuring a lifelike appearance and comfortable fit.

Final attachment and adjustment:

Fitting session: Once the dentures are ready, they are carefully fitted and adjusted to ensure proper comfort and functionality.

Ongoing care: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing, address any issues, and ensure the longevity and performance of your implant-supported dentures.

Maintenance and oral care:

Routine check-ups: Periodic dental visits and expert cleanings are vital to maintain the health of your implants, gums, and oral hygiene.

Daily care: Practicing good oral hygiene at home, including brushing, flossing, and using recommended cleaning solutions for your dentures, ensures their longevity and preserves oral health.

In summary, acquiring implant-supported dentures is a collaborative effort involving thorough assessments, precise surgical interventions, meticulous prosthetic design, and ongoing care. By following this comprehensive approach, patients can achieve restored dental function, aesthetics, and confidence, enhancing their quality of life for years.

Incorporating Advanced Technology and Materials for Precision and Long-Term Success

The evolution of implant-supported dentures is significantly influenced by advanced technology and materials, ensuring precision and long-term success. Dentists use 3D Cone Beam CT scanning to capture detailed images for precise implant placement, while digital impressions and CAD/CAM technologies craft custom dentures tailored to individual specifications. High-strength materials like biocompatible titanium alloys for implants and durable acrylics or porcelain for prosthetics further enhance durability, aesthetics, and comfort. These advancements optimize surgical outcomes and ensure optimal function, aesthetics, and longevity, underscoring a commitment to patient-centred care and innovation in modern dental solutions.

Financial Options at Integral Denture Centre

At the Integral Denture Centre, we understand that dental care is not just about quality service but also accessibility. To ensure our patients receive care without financial constraints, we are pleased to offer ‘IFinance Dental.’  Whether it's insurance claims, flexible payment plans, or assistance with financing, our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way. Your oral health and complete satisfaction are our main priorities, and we are committed to providing solutions that align with your budget and requirements.
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How Much are Dental Implants?

Dental implant costs can vary, but patients can expect to pay around $1,500 to $2,000 per implant. The cost of dental implants is an investment toward your smile and self-confidence. Additional costs may include dental crowns, abutments, tooth and root extractions, office visits, and more.

What Can I Expect After the Dental Implants Procedure?

It’s common for patients to experience some mild discomfort after undergoing a dental implant procedure. Some patients have reported experiencing swelling of the gums and face bruising, tenderness at the implant site, and minor bleeding day of surgery. Taking pain medications or antibiotics may be necessary after undergoing dental implant surgery. If any side effects persist for more than a few days after surgery, contact your oral surgeon at your earliest convenience.

Contact Us Today for Denture Implants Services

At Integral Denture Centre, we put the needs of our valued patients first. We are partnered with Integral Dental Lab.

We may be able to offer our patients some same-day denture services.

To learn more about the dental implant procedure, contact us today to learn more.

We Are Proud to Be Partnered With Integral Dental Lab

Integral Denture Centre is proud to be partnered with Integral Dental Lab. Together we can offer our patients same day service plus the power of the Integral commitment to quality and service.