Dental Implants West Kelowna

Dental Implants West Kelowna

What are dental implants?

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The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, and then the false tooth also called a “pontic”, is attached. Made of titanium or zirconium (for more biologic metal-sensitive patients) which blends well with bone, implants create a strong support structure that will hold your false tooth to your jaw – for the rest of your life.

Once your implant is installed, the artificial tooth is installed. Unlike dentures, these teeth are not removable; they are permanent and behave like your natural teeth.

Are dental implants painful?

Local anesthesia will numb the nerves surrounding the dental implant area. With numbed nerves, you can expect not to feel any pain during your dental implant procedure. You may feel pressure at times, but it should not cause you discomfort.

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How do dental implants work?

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STEP #1 We will carefully examine your mouth and take digital x-rays or digital 3D images of your head, jaw and teeth to find out if dental implants are right for you.

STEP #2 During the first stage of surgery, a dental implant is placed into your will put into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum. It can take several months to heal.

STEP #3 During the second stage of surgery and once the tissue is healed, an abutment is attached to the implant. An abutment is a post that connects the replacement tooth to the implant. In some cases, the first and second stages of implant surgery may be done in one single stage.

STEP #4 An artificial replacement tooth is made and attached to the abutment. When replacing several teeth or all of your teeth, a fixed bridge or denture on a hybrid restoration is anchored to your dental implants. A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by spanning an area that has no teeth. The bridge is held firmly in place by dental implants on each side of the missing tooth or teeth.

Patients with no teeth or many missing teeth may require an implant retained denture or hybrid restoration which is fabricated with zirconia and denture-type materials.

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Who is not suitable for dental implants?

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People who take certain medications, such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system may not be suitable candidates, either. And people with certain habits, such as people who severely grind or clench their teeth may put too much pressure on the implants, causing long-term damage.

That is why Dr. Palmer often does physiologic-based restorative cases in order to align the jaws teeth + muscles properly to prevent damage due to imbalanced forces. Grinding and clenching can often be eliminated with physiologic treatment. 

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost In Kelowna BC?


The answer can vary widely depending on factors like your oral health, the condition of your teeth, and the amount of dental implants that you desire.

Dental implants in (West) Kelowna, British Columbia are one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to replace missing teeth or add additional teeth to your smile, but yes, they also come with higher costs compared to average dental care.

What are dental implants exactly?

When you need a missing tooth or teeth restored, there are two choices: You can either wear a partial denture or you can have dental implants placed. The choice between these two options is based on several factors including cost and personal preference.

But exactly what are dental implants? These are “posts” that are placed in your jaw and act as anchor points for false teeth. There is more to it than that without a doubt, but that’s where things start before providing more complicated information.

What dentist near me do I go to if I want dental implants? Dr. Shauna Palmer at Health & Beauty Dentistry in West-Kelowna provides dental implants procedures with a holistic approach; keeping treatments natural, biological, and healthy.

What is a dental implants procedure like?

Without proper planning, you can’t simply show up at a dental office and get implants. The process has to be arranged with detailed care. To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants, please make an appointment today.

Preparation is key

Often, more dental professionals are involved in the preparation process. Why? Dental implants always involve surgery, and we have to determine in advance that the implant procedure is compatible with your oral condition.

The process from surgery to complete treatment may take up some months. As you’re getting closer to your surgery, you’ll need to ensure to keep yourself healthy before treatment. Post-treatment, you might receive an anti-bacterial mouthwash or some prescription antibiotics. These preventive steps lessen your risk of getting an infection.

Dental Sedation

The type of sedation you need is mostly up to you. The procedure always involves a local anesthetic at a minimum. Both oral and IV sedation are available to all dental implant patients. Oral and IV sedation range from minimal, to moderate, to deep sedation.

If you have a low pain threshold and require a significant amount of work, then you may benefit from a higher level of sedation.

Dental Implants procedure (3 stages) in a nutshell

1. Placement of the implant
2. Attaching the abutment
3. Fitting the crown

We always recommend to ensure a ride home after treatment.

Are dental implants expensive and why?

Dentures cost less than dental implants without a doubt, but they require more care, attention and need to be replaced more often. It’s widely acknowledged that dental implants are by far a better solution for missing teeth, while they provide a far better experience. A dental implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels just like the original tooth.

The average price of dental implants in Canada is in between $1000 and $3000 per implant. The exact amount at Health & Beauty Dentistry in West-Kelowna depends on several individualized factors.

So … are dental implants worth it?

When determining whether dental implants are worth it, first you should consider what you want: Teeth that feel and function like real teeth or lesser alternatives:

1. Partial Dentures
are certainly a viable option

2. Fixed Bridge
is cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist

The truth is, prices for implant procedures vary depending on where you live in Canada and which dentist or oral surgeon performs your dental implant procedure.

At any rate, you deserve complete and exact pricing information when you consider dental implants in West Kelowna. For detailed and personalized information, please contact us today.