Dental Implants Act Just Like Your Natural Teeth
One of the best ways to replace a single missing tooth is with a dental implant. Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent jaw bone loss. The titanium composition of the dental implant stimulates the jaw bone just like your real teeth and does not require additional maintenance.
Getting a Tooth Implant in West Vancouver, BC
Many adults end up losing at least one tooth to tooth decay or gum disease and need a suitable tooth restoration method to restore their smile. Dr. Dhillon and Dr. Seddon offer a range of treatment options, including single dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Dr. Dhillon and Dr. Seddon may recommend replacing a single missing tooth with a single dental implant. The post portion of the dental implant mimics the root of the tooth and the dental crown functions just like your real teeth. No additional maintenance is required. Dental bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth and are made of three crown units that are anchored into the mouth. This procedure requires grinding down natural teeth adjacent to the space in order to accommodate the crown. Partial dentures can be used to replace a single tooth and these are held in place with metal clasps.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
If you have several missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for getting several dental implants to restore your smile. In some cases, a dental bridge may be needed to replace multiple missing teeth.
Schedule your tooth replacement consultation with Dr. Dhillon and Dr. Seddon today!
Dr. Dhillon’s advanced education in Implant Dentistry
Dr. Tina Dhillon completes various continuing education courses each year with specific interests in implant dentistry, aesthetic, cosmetic, CAD/CAM restorative dentistry and Invisalign. Since 2017, Dr. Tina has been attending a monthly Dental Implant Study Club where she participates in advanced dental implant procedures under the guidance of industry leading dental implant specialists. Also in 2017, Dr. Tina completed the AAID Vancouver MaxiCourse ®, an advanced dentistry program for dental implant surgery. Most recently, in 2019, Dr. Tina attended the Kois Center, an advanced graduate level training program for practicing dentists in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Seddon’s advanced education in Implant Dentistry
Dr. Seddon has an incredible amount of training and surgical experience. Dr. Seddon has trained in the best implant programs in the world and has studied under the top mentors in Vancouver. He has attained the highest standard in implant dentistry as Diplomate with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) is pursuing that same goal with the American Board of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Seddon has completed training in the Maxi Course, a 300-hour program covering all aspects of implant dentistry. Following this, he successfully passed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Associate Fellow written exam. In October, 2011, Dr Seddon challenged the oral exam to achieve Associate Fellow status.
Dr. Seddon previously completed both the surgical and prosthetic programs with the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute, which addresses both surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. He has recently been acknowledged by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) for his efforts with diplomate status, which demonstrates a lifelong commitment to implant dentistry education.
Previous courses include the I.D.E.A.S. Implant Study Club with Dr. Tassos Irinakis and Soft Tissue Grafting with the Perio Institute.