Dental implants are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement that does what no other treatment can: bring back a complete tooth from root to crown. This creates a stronger and more natural-looking result than other traditional options, helping patients reclaim their smiles and peace of mind at the same time. Dr. Natalie Wong is considered a leading authority on dental implants throughout North America, and we’re very grateful to have her as part of the team here at Dentistry in Motion.
In order for a patient to be a good candidate for dental implants, they need good dental health, stable overall health, and enough jawbone to adequately hold the new roots. Once these requirements are met (we can help you if you are lacking any), you’ll be able to choose from one of the following restorative options:
A single dental implant root and crown can be placed between two teeth without disturbing them at all, making this approach much more conservative compared to a traditional bridge (in which healthy teeth have to be filed down).
Dental implants can be used to anchor a partial denture, and just two can hold a bridge that supports up to three replacement teeth in a row. Implant versions of these common prosthetics are much stronger and natural-looking compared to their traditional counterparts.
Four to six strategically placed implants are all we need to secure a custom-made denture directly to the jawbone. With an implant denture, a patient will experience a superior hold, security, and bite compared to a typical removable one.
Many dental practices in the area force their patients to visit an outside specialist in order to have their dental implants placed, but at Dentistry in Motion, we bring the specialist to you! As mentioned above, Dr. Natalie Wong is widely recognized for her skill and knowledge with this treatment, and our patients will be able to work with her throughout the entire implant process so they can rebuild their smile in an effective and efficient manner.
Dental implants are a very versatile treatment able to help patients dealing with varying degrees of tooth loss, and because of this, the price of the procedure can be quite different from patient to patient. While they tend to cost more than traditional bridges and dentures, their durability often helps patients save money in the end. Regular replacements usually have to be completely redone every five to seven years, while implants can often last for 30 or more, meaning patients save thousands on maintenance and retreatment.