Tooth loss occurs for various reasons (extreme decay, trauma, gum disease). The most ideal way to replace one or multiple missing teeth is through implant placement. In our office we provide comprehensive implant treatment ranging from placement to restoration and proper maintenance. In most cases, the initial treatment is process where the implant structure is surgically placed into the jawbone and then allowed to heal for several months. During this time the patient is provided with a temporary replacement of the missing tooth/teeth for esthetic purposes. After healing has occurred the tooth is ready to be “loaded”. In other words, the final crown can be placed on the implant and is ready for function. Implants eliminate the need to cut adjacent teeth (as with bridges) and is a permanent fixture in your mouth just like real teeth (unlike dentures).
Contact New Westminster dentists Dr. Doug Lovely & Associates today for more information on dental implants or to book an appointment.