Implants are metal posts inserted surgically into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue, which enable our implant dentist in Delta BC to attach artificial teeth or mount a bridge onto them. These provide stable support for replacement teeth without the need to wear a plate, or to use adjoining teeth to keep them in place.
Types of Dental Implants
Affordable dental implants in Delta BC come in two main types. These are:
- Endosteal implants, which are shaped like small screws and made from titanium. These are inserted into the jawbone and are the type used most often. If you don’t have enough healthy jawbone to accommodate the implant, your dentist might recommend rebuilding your bone using a process called bone augmentation.
- Alternatively, you may be a candidate for subperiosteal dental implants in Surrey. These are implanted under the gum tissue but not into the jawbone itself. These are usually used when patients don’t have enough healthy jawbone to accommodate the implants.
As your specialist implant dentist in Delta BC, Nordel Crossing Dental Centre can help you determine which type of implant is the best option for you, depending on your requirements.
Dental Implants Procedure
The procedure to fit dental implants is very personalized. It begins with the decision to choose implants, after which your implant dentist in Delta will provide you with the cost and details of the procedure.
The dentures come in two primary types, and the various stages of fitting are:
- X-rays of your mouth will be taken to determine whether you have the bone density and gum health needed to support implants, and the dentist will create molds of the teeth and jawbone.
- Removal of the damaged tooth or teeth, followed by preparation for surgery. This could involve bone augmentation, which will require several months to heal before placement of the implant.
- Insertion of the titanium post into the jawbone by your implant dentist Surrey, followed by another period of healing while the posts integrate into the bone.
- Insertion of the titanium post into the jawbone, followed by another period of healing while the posts integrate into the bone.
- Once your jawbone is fully healed, the prosthetic tooth or teeth will be fitted onto the implanted post, and you’ll have the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
The entire dental implants procedure often takes place over several months, depending on the stages required.
After the Procedure
Some bleeding and swelling are normal for the 24 hours following surgery, and you can manage this by biting on a gauze pad placed on the wound for 30 minutes and applying ice to the cheek at the site for short periods over the next 36 hours.
Drink plenty of fluids and eat soft food, but avoid hot or cold items. You can take over-the-counter pain medications when the anesthetic wears off, and carefully follow the instructions from our implant dentist in Delta BC for any prescribed antibiotics.
Caring for Dental Implants
Good oral hygiene is important before, during and after the placement of dental implants. In most cases, dental implant aftercare is very similar to your regular oral hygiene routine. From the day of your surgery, you may be directed to use a medicated oral rinse once or twice a day. Alternatively, a warm salt water rinse will help soothe any irritation and promote healing.
Brush and floss your teeth as normal, but be gentle with the surgical areas. Your implant dentist in Delta may recommend particular low-abrasion products for use with your implant, so follow his or her advice. Provided you maintain good oral health and regular, twice-yearly dental examinations, you can expect few dental implant problems to occur.
Dental Implant Costs
As with all dental procedures, the final cost depends on how many replacement teeth are required and whether you need other surgical interventions. Dental implants are often viewed as cosmetic dentistry by insurance companies, so it’s best to get approval before you proceed if you’re relying on the insurance to cover some of the dental implant costs.
Dental implants in Canada range in cost from around $1500 to $5,000 for a single tooth, while the cost of a full-mouth reconstruction using implants can be between $24,000 and $100,000. One benefit is that while implants are usually a once-off investment, they’re also a long-term solution, so future visits and treatments by your implant dentist in Delta will be reduced in cost if you opt for this solution.
Whatever your dental implant needs are, whether you’re ready to redesign your smile, or just looking for affordable dental implants in North Delta, BC, at Nordel Crossing, we’re always ready to help. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.