Implant Dentistry in Victoria, BC
Dental implants are versatile and effective solutions for tooth loss. Unlike traditional dentures, these prosthetics provide excellent support for restorations, reinstating a smile’s natural function and beauty.
Dr. John Keyes and Dr. Winnett are both trained as specialists in restoring teeth that are missing, cracked, or damaged using implants and other prosthodontic solutions. At Vancouver Island Prosthodontics, we provide our patients with implant treatment that benefits their long-term oral health and wellness.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Our prosthodontists will make sure to review all options with patients before proceeding with their course of care. Each individual we serve has unique goals and circumstances to consider, and we offer recommendations based on these distinct factors. When implants represent the ideal choice, we use in-house 3-D imaging and planning technology to conduct placement safely and with precision.
We provide all necessary surgical procedures in preparation for your implants, including extractions and tissue grafts. For extensive cases, we work with oral and maxillofacial surgeons in both Victoria and Nanaimo. To make the placement process as comfortable as possible, we use freezing so that there’s little-to-no sensation during the procedure and offer oral sedation as needed. Once the healing process is complete, we welcome patients back to our office for a follow-up appointment where our prosthodontist will begin the process of fabricating a crown or other implant-supported restoration. The healing period also allows time for osseointegration, which is the fusing of the implant with the underlying bone.
At Vancouver Island Prosthodontics, all members of our team are available to help you understand the treatment process and what you can expect before, during, and after the placement procedure. You can care for your implants the same way you would your natural teeth; simply brush and floss twice a day to keep your newly restored smile in good shape. Proper oral hygiene, healthy eating habits, and regular visits to both our office and your general dentist will keep your implant protected for years to come.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are fixed firmly in place and do not affect your eating habits or speech. They are designed to minimize bone loss, which is common in patients who have been dealing with missing teeth for an extended period. Patients who elect to have teeth replaced with dental implants enjoy improved health and quality of life. The implants our office uses and the tooth-colored materials we used for restorations give the prosthetics a natural look and feel.
Find Out How We Can Restore Your Smile
At Vancouver Island Prosthodontics, we offer implant treatment to restore your smile. Whether you need a single tooth replaced, implant-supported bridges, implant-supported or hybrid dentures, we can help. We are located in Victoria, BC, and serve all of Vancouver Island, including Sydney and Langford.
To learn more about your options, give us a call today and schedule your initial consultation.