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Dental Implants

The dentists at Thompson River Dental may place a dental implant as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and leave you with a natural-looking smile.

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Dental Implants, Kamloops Dentist

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium that can have a tooth restoration, such as a crown, attached to them. They are placed directly in the jawbone for stability and to stop the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or even to support a full set of dentures. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime and provide you with a natural-looking and durable solution for missing teeth.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause misalignment issues. The jawbone around the area may also begin to deteriorate, resulting in a caved-in facial appearance.

The Dental Implant Process

During your first appointment, your dentist will assess your oral health and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. If you are, he will develop a treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

The implant is surgically placed at the next appointment. This procedure is done under sedation and involves inserting a titanium post into the jawbone to serve as a foundation for the artificial tooth.

After the procedure, a healing period is necessary to allow the implant to fuse with the jaw bone. This generally lasts between three and six months.

Once healing is complete, you will return to our office so we can fit a crown or denture on top of the implant. Your dentist will take great care to help ensure that your dental implant is the right fit.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants. 

New Patients Always Welcome

We are accepting new patients at Thompson River Dental. Don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step toward better oral health outcomes.

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