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  • Replace missing teeth
  • Restore your smiling & speaking confidence
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Eat your favourite foods
  • Protect surrounding teeth from damage.
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Dental Implants From Your Dentist in Vernon

Tooth loss is a reality of life for millions of Americans, whether because of injury, decay, periodontal disease, or a variety of genetic conditions. And while dentures and bridges are viable options for tooth replacement, at Dr. Elwood Astleford Inc. in Vernon, we know that dental implants can be a great option for many patients when they're looking to replace one or more missing teeth.

An effective smile-restoration solution for many, patients are choosing dental implants for a variety of reasons. Here are four:

  • They’re permanently fused to your jawbone;
  • They can match the shade of your natural teeth;
  • They improve your speech clarity and make chewing easier;
  • And they can be long-lasting when well cared for.

What is a dental implant and how is it placed?

Dental implants are crafted from biomaterials that, once placed in your jaw, behave the way tooth roots do. During your first visit, the implant will be placed and given a few months to stabilize and become secure.

Once it’s stable, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment and will affix a permanent, natural-looking crown above your gums, recreating the look and feel of a natural tooth.

Are dental implants an option for everyone?

The majority of patients can have an implant placed, but it’s important that your oral health state is assessed to confirm your candidacy since implants require strong, healthy gums and jawbone density. If you're found to be a good candidate, we’ll discuss your goals, make treatment recommendations and offer a cost breakdown, all while answering any additional questions you may have.

Dental implants are a viable option for replacing one or more missing teeth, and they may be an option for your  smile. Interested in learning more? Call us today and we’ll schedule a consultation right away.