What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an implantable medical device that is used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth or an entire arch. By replacing missing teeth, your chewing, speech, and the appearance of your smile can be preserved. Bone preservation and longevity are also key advantages of implant placement. When a tooth is lost, the bone surrounding it continues to resorb over time.

By placing an implant at the site of the missing tooth, you are able to preserve the bone and prevent resorption. Dental implants also offer another significant advantage over traditional bridges, in that the adjacent or neighbouring teeth do not need to be ground down. Dental implants are extremely predictable and if cared for properly, can last a lifetime.

At Kelowna Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Martyna utilizes digital treatment planning techniques to ensure the optimal placement of your dental implants to give you the best appearance, function, and long-term health of your new teeth.