When my Kelowna patients ask me about Kelowna tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.
Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my Kelowna dental practice. Patients from the V1Y 8B7 area and V1W 3C6 area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions in the Kelowna area have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement and durability.
Dental implants are also popular. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for Kelowna tooth restoration patients.
Both British Columbia smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, also.
Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Kelowna area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.
Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair is located at 1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301 in Kelowna. We serve the Kelowna, Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 communities with superior dental care. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about Teeth Whitening, Sedation Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants.
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