When it comes to dental implants, it’s important to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Often times we are performing implant procedures in the case of a trauma or accident, commonly after a patient has damaged their teeth in a sporting activity. In the spirit of lightheartedness, we thought we would select Zack Kassian from the Vancouver Canucks as our Dental Implant Candidate of the Month.
As noted in previous posts and our website, a dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. During an implant procedure, the artificial root is inserted into the jawbone in the place where the natural root of tooth would be, then an artificial tooth is attached to the implant.
If you are in good general health like Mr. Kassian, with healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or is underdeveloped, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. After an initial consultation and x-ray, we can determine what the best possible option is to returning you to your natural smile.
While we think we are the most cost-effective dental team in Vancouver, you may want to consider investing in a good mouthguard to protect your teeth during all forms of holiday hockey or other beloved sports.
If you are considering implants, call us today to schedule an appointment in our Vancouver office at: (604) 222-1299.