There is nothing better for a dental team than to drastically alter the oral health of one of our patients (we will refer to him as John). For John, we recently completed a series of oral surgeries and cosmetic dental procedures to provide a full dental rehabilitation and an extreme smile makeover. John came to … Continued
In our last post on dental implants we shared how we use Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) as an innovative technique to aid healing and bone regeneration after oral surgery. In an age of technology, we are only at the cusp of a medical science revolution, with new techniques and devices poised to change dentistry forever. … Continued
Even though it looks like a slug, this is your body’s best friend. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is an innovative technique for accelerating the healing process of almost any surgical site. The procedure itself has been used in a number of high profile cases: Tiger Woods and Rafa Nadal notably, for infamous knee injuries. Depending … Continued
One of our goals for 2014 is to provide more information on the subject of dental implants to educate our Vancouver patients and Kitsilano community. Since dental implants are a common topic of interest amongst new and old patients, we thought we would share insights about the procedure itself, and … Continued
Last month, Zack Kassian was our inaugural dental implant candidate of the month. Front teeth or no front teeth, we still love his smile. This month, we have selected another beloved Canuck, Daniel Sedin. Back in March of 2012, Daniel surrendered a significant portion of his upper front teeth after an ugly hit from Chicago … Continued
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 … Continued
Dental implants are a type of cosmetic dentistry used to replace missing or broken teeth. The implant consists of a small metal plate, which permanently anchors the specially designed replacement tooth onto the patient’s bone. There are many different types of dental implants, and the best option for the patient is chosen during a thorough examination by a … Continued
A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth and recreate the appearance of a natural and confident smile. By anchoring a metal plate underneath the gum tissue, artificial teeth can then be fastened and secured in place. Whether from infection, bone loss, or just bad genetics, there are many reasons that patients require … Continued
I often have patients lose a tooth for one reason or another. Sometimes it is bone loss, an infection, a broken tooth or simply bad genetics. Once you lose a tooth, the immediate solution is to replace it, especially if it is a front tooth. But what happens when you lose a tooth that is not visible when you smile? The tendency is generally to ignore it.
However, any missing tooth can have a negative impact on your quality of life, as well as dental and oral health. Did you know that when we chew, a healthy tooth strengthens the quality of the jawbone and helps prevent bone loss?