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Dental Implants

At Oceanfront Dental, our dentists offer same-day dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and leave you with a natural-looking smile. 

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Dental Implants Oceanfront Dental

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that function much like natural teeth. Once the implant, a titanium steel post, has been surgically placed into the jaw bone and begins to heal, it will be topped with an artificial tooth to complete the dental implant procedure.

These artificial teeth should match to the rest of your teeth closely and are similar in strength and durability to natural teeth. They can last a lifetime if cared for properly.

At Oceanfront Dental, we offer same-day dental implants to our patients that look and feel much like real teeth.

Dr. Seddon, trained in oral implants, holds positions as a Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He completed the final phase of his diploma process with the American Board of Oral Implantology in 2017.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If a tooth is missing, the teeth around it may begin to shift out of place and cause misalignment issues. The jaw bone surrounding the area may also deteriorate, resulting in facial collapse or impairing your ability to eat and speak.

Teeth-in-a-Day: All-on-4 Dental Implants

Teeth-in-a-day involves removing natural teeth and placing 4-8 implants to secure a denture for immediate use – all in the same day. This procedure can be life-changing for patients who are experiencing tooth loss.

It can also provide a long-term solution for patients who have been struggling with loose or ill-fitting dentures.

Dr. Seddon will assess the aesthetics of the face and smile, and construct a new denture for the patient on the day of surgery. Patients can also come in for sedation before the appointment, and undergo a Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) procedure which may help to reduce pain and facilitate faster healing.

During the procedure, Dr. Seddon will remove the teeth, prepare the bone, place the implants and stitch around each one to promote healing. The in-house lab technician will take impressions and refit the denture to secure it to the implants.

When the procedure is complete, the patient will be left with with a stable, secure new smile.

Immediate Implants - Front Tooth Replacement

Generally, same-day dental implants provide patients with a temporary dental prosthesis during the same visit after having the damaged tooth extracted and dental implant fixture placed. 

The advantages of same-day dental implants are quite clear. You won’t have to wear a removable denture to hide missing teeth, and the same-day dental implant process normally requires less visits to the dentist.

Immediate dental implants can be a good idea for patients who:

  • Have damaged or missing teeth that causes them anxiety
  • Don't want to have multiple dental surgeries, such as bone or gum grafts
  • Are also looking to get All-on-4 Dental implants

However, you should note that the same-day dental implants process is still not completely seamless. You’ll need to come back for a follow-up visit a few months later to get your permanent prosthesis placed.

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Vancouver or a second opinion? We're accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us today to get started. 

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