Dr. Derek Clease has been placing dental inplants for almost two decades. He performs dental implant restoration by attaching artificial teeth to titanium root implants anchored in the bone below the gum line. After the anchor has been surgically placed in the jawbone, excess bone and gum grow around the implant, holding it firmly in place. An artificial tooth or teeth can then be attached to the implant. The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can be used to secure individual teeth, bridges or full dentures.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth are permanently fixed, and appear natural.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth/crowns. Implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing. This has the visual impact of a face lift, making you look years younger.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. If you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, call the Vancouver Dental Spa today for a complimentary consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants
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