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Dental Implants

A dental implant is actually a replacement tooth root on which an artificial tooth is installed. It is simply a metallic post made from titanium alloy which is screwed into the jaw bone.

dental-implantsWhat is a dental Implant?

A dental implant is actually a replacement tooth root on which an artificial tooth is installed. It is simply a metallic post made from titanium alloy which is screwed into the jaw bone.  Titanium metal is especially suitable for this purpose because of its unique ability to induce bone formation around the implant, thereby increasing the retention and stability of any prosthesis that is placed over it.

Dental Implants and Osseo-integration

Osseo-integration literally means ‘bone integration’. A natural tooth is held to its socket in the jaw bone by natural connective tissue. No such connective tissue is available to hold a metallic post that is screwed into the jaw bone. Titanium and its alloys have this unique property to induce formation of bone cells in the surrounding of an implant, so that a very strong natural continuityis developed between the metallic implant and the bone. This process is called ossoeintegration and is very essential for the long term success and durability of dental implants.

implantsThe ‘Down Side’ Of Implants

The first thing you need to know about dental implants is that they have a high up-front cost. It can take two to three months in the standard procedure (although ‘same day’ implants are also becoming popular). Another fact you want to know is that implants also requireroutine, rather enhanced oral hygiene care than your natural teeth.

Can Everybody Get an Implant?

Yes, anybody who needs one or more replacement teeth can consider dental implants. However, there are exceptions. The implant has to bear chewing forces like a healthy normal tooth. you must have sufficient mass and quality of bone at the proposed site of the implant to hold the tooth under these forces. Also, you must not have any underlying chronic medical or dental problem if you need to get dental implant. Your implant specialist will make a thorough examination, and determine if an implant can benefit you.

Why Are Implants So Popular Despite Their Cost?

Implants have merits which outweigh their up-front high cost. Some of these are listed below for your information:

  • care-for-dental-implantsJust like natural– Teeth on implant are just like natural teeth. They can be used to chew almost any food you like as you would do with your natural teeth. They look also like natural teeth because they are not supported on any superficial structure. Rather they are rooted in the bone.
  • Long life- Implants are virtually for a life time. Other restorations need repeated replacements.
  • No bone loss– Implants do not trigger any bone loss. Rather, they allow bone to grow into their metal.
  • Facial contour preserved– Excessive bone loss in the jaw due to conventional dentures can lead to shrinking of facial contours. With implants there is no such problem.
  • Always in your mouth-Implant supported dentures need not be removed at night. Those are permanently installed and you sleep with them on.
  • No storage hassle– Unlike conventional dentures, implant supported dentures need no special storage because they remain in place.
  • No embarrassing moments-Implant dentures are fixed, and do not cause any embarrassment to the wearer by slipping out.
  • Worry free– Implants do not need any relining like conventional denture. However, occasionally

By now, you must have decided to get dental implants for replacing your missing teeth. If that’s the case, then you should consider visiting us at Barnaby Square Dental so that you can enjoy a beautiful new smile and perfect teeth.

For more information and free consultation

Please visit us at Burnaby Square Dental, our conveniently located office. Our professional Team will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with the best services if you choose to proceed.


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Burnaby Square Dental Website Update

Dear Valued Patients,

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our Commitment to Your Safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our patients and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our office follows up-to-date infection control recommendations made by the Canadian Dental Association, British Columbia Dental Association, College of Dental Surgeos of BC and the World Health Organization.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. Including:

-Pre- screening of all patients prior to their appointment and again at the entrance of the office
-Temperature check for patients upon entry of the office
-We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. Please follow the instructions given by the receptionist before seeing our CDA.

Appointments will be managed to allow social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all clinical and administrative staff, including surgical and N95 masks, face shield and gowns.

Daily temperature check for all staff.

Extra time scheduled between patient's appointments to allow thourough cleaning and disinfection of treatment rooms and equipment.

Due to social distancing measurments, we are not able to have our full reception team available, as a result, this may cause longer wait times on phones and we might not be able to confirm the validity of your insurance on your behalf. We recommend all patients confirm there have been no changes to their insurance plans over these uncertain times.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, staff and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office or use appointment request page here

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Burnaby Square Dental Team