Implants have been used in dentistry since 1965.
Over the last 20 years, implants have become part of standard dental care and have offered new treatment planning options.
Teeth that have been removed due to advanced decay or breaking can now have the missing root replaced with metal screw-like structures that are permanently embedded into the jawbone.
The bone regrows around this screw to form a solid immovable unit that can then have a crown attached to the base completing the implant. Implants do not decay and do not need root canal treatment.
As a result, implant restorations have a higher long-term survival rate and have the highest success rate of all the prosthetic options available today.
Implant dentistry is becoming the primary method for replacing missing teeth, rather than a last resort.
This exciting treatment offers patients a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth, from a single tooth to the whole dentition of a person now using dentures.
Implants supported dentures are far superior to dentures that rely on adhesives to keep them in place.
Your general dentist knows your teeth best, they see you on a regular basis and can evaluate your need for treatment.
A general dentist has under gone an advanced, extended supervised training program to qualify to place implants.
At Pender Harbour Dental, Dr. Robert Hynd and Dr. Lisa Virkela are pleased to announce that our dental office is now able to offer patients the opportunity to have implant treatment done here at our office in the Pender Harbour Health Centre.
Please feel free to drop by or call for more information if you are interested in dental implants.
As always we welcome new patients and our helpful friendly staff is on hand Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to book your appointment with one of our dentists or hygienists. Our phone number is 604-883-2997.