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Natural Looking Dental Implants in Cranbrook


Sometimes, the best solution for unhealthy teeth is to replace them. When this happens, we offer the option of dental implants in Cranbrook. Dental implants work by affixing a titanium post into the jawbone via surgery. This titanium post essentially replaces the tooth root. One of the main advantages of a dental implant, as opposed to a denture or a bridge, is that a dental implant is both permanent and self-sustaining. In other words, a dental implant does not come in and out of the mouth the way a denture does, and does not need to be affixed to the teeth around it, as in the case of a bridge. If this is an option you would like a consultation about, contact our team at Cranbrook Family Dental. 




With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult  to determine the right option for you. Here are some benefits in getting dental implants:

  • Strong jawbone: Implants are the only treatment that stimulates bone growth. Other restorations, such as dentures, let the jawbone deteriorate. Titanium is a very biocompatible metal.
  • No decay: Our natural teeth can fail because of wear and tear, gum disease, or cavities. On the other hand, titanium implants cannot decay like natural teeth. However, good oral hygiene is still important to protect the gums near the implants.
  • Biting power: Dental implants restore your biting power. Your bite strength with implants allows you to eat what you love without having to worry about the problems of teeth shifting and pain. In this regard too, implants are much better than dentures and bridges.
  • They can last a long time: Dental implants can potentially last for the rest of your life. You only need to take care of them with brushing, flossing and regular check-ups.
  • Safe for adjacent teeth: Implants do not affect the health of adjacent natural teeth, whereas a partial denture may cause those teeth to loosen over time. Dental implants do not need support from adjacent natural teeth. 
  • Better speech: Your elocution will be much improved because of the greater stability that implants provide in comparison to dentures. You will be able to clearly articulate your words, people will understand you better, and you will have a better social life. 
  • Ease of maintenance: Unlike removable dentures, implants do not need to be removed to be cleaned. The daily care of dental implants is very similar to the care of natural teeth.

Perhaps the best benefit is that implants harmonize very well with your smile. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr D. Eric Nelson at Cranbrook Family Dental today. 




The procedure consists of 3 or 4 steps. The total duration can be 3 to 6 months, depending on the healing time.

  • Oral examination 
    Your dentist or dental specialist performs a complete examination of your mouth. X-rays of your head, jaw and teeth are taken to find out if dental implants are right for you. If you are a good candidate, you move on to the next step. 
  • First surgery 
    Your dentist or dental specialist performs surgery: a small incision in the jawbone is made, the implant is inserted into your jawbone, and then the gum tissue is secured with sutures. 
  • Healing 
    The healing process can take a few months. During this time, the gum tissues heal, and the implant integrates with the bone and attaches to the gum. Your replacement tooth is made by specialists during this time. 
  • Second surgery 
    Before proceeding with the second surgery, the gum tissues must be in good condition. During surgery, your dentist or specialist attaches an abutment to the implant. The crown, or replacement tooth, is then attached to the abutment. The perfect fit of the crown may require a few sessions. Sometimes, the two stages of implant surgery can be combined. 


Dental implants are a versatile solution for individuals who have experienced tooth loss or are facing tooth extraction. Here are some situations where dental implants may be recommended:


  • Single tooth replacement
    If you have lost a single tooth due to decay, injury, or other reasons, a dental implant can effectively replace the missing tooth. The implant acts as an artificial tooth root, providing support for a custom-made crown that looks and functions like a natural tooth. This option avoids the need to modify adjacent teeth, as is required with dental bridges.


  • Multiple teeth replacement
    Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Whether you have lost several teeth in a row or in different areas of your mouth, implants can be strategically placed to support dental bridges or implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported prosthetics provide stability, functionality, and an aesthetically pleasing result.


  • Full arch replacement
    For individuals who are missing all their teeth in the upper or lower jaw, dental implants offer an excellent solution. Implant-supported full arch restorations, such as All-on-4 or All-on-6, provide a fixed set of teeth that are securely anchored to dental implants. This option provides superior stability and eliminates the need for removable dentures, enhancing both comfort and confidence.


  • Enhanced denture stability
    If you currently wear removable dentures and experience issues with stability, discomfort, or difficulty eating and speaking, dental implants can improve your situation. Implant-supported dentures use implants as anchors to hold the dentures securely in place. This prevents slippage or movement of the dentures, offering a more comfortable and functional alternative to traditional removable dentures.


  • Preservation of jawbone health
    When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time due to lack of stimulation. Dental implants stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss by integrating with the jawbone through osseointegration. If you have experienced bone loss, but still have sufficient bone density, bone grafting procedures can be performed to augment the jawbone and make dental implants possible.


  • Improved esthetics and self-confidence
    Dental implants provide a natural-looking and attractive solution for tooth replacement. If you are self-conscious about missing teeth and desire a restoration that seamlessly blends with your remaining teeth, implants can help restore your smile and boost your self-confidence. Having a complete and healthy smile can positively impact your social interactions and overall well-being.


It's important to consult with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon at Cranbrook Family Dental to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. We will evaluate your oral health, assess the condition of your jawbone, and discuss your specific needs and goals to create a personalized treatment plan. Dental implants offer a long-lasting and reliable solution for tooth loss, improving both oral function and quality of life.

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Dental implants are a tooth-replacement procedure that many patients prefer.Our clinic is well equipped with the latest technology to provide the best possible dental implant services to our customers. For more information, see our full list of services. Get in touch with us by giving us a call at 250-426-5825 or by filling out our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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