Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place or to provide support for a denture. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, support a denture or restore an entire mouth. The teeth attached to the dental implants are very natural looking and can enhance or restore a patient’s smile.

Implants are made of titanium. The body does not reject titanium unlike other metals. Titanium is very strong and is biologically inert.

Following the extraction of a tooth, the supporting bone begins to shrink in both height and width. Even if the bone shrinkage has been excessive, an implant may still be an option. Depending on the situation, Dr. Xiang and Dr. Corbett may be able to grow back the lost bone using regenerative procedures so that an implant can be placed.

Reasons for dental implants

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  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Prevent bite problems caused by shifting or drifting teeth
  • Create a confident smile
  • Restore normal chewing, speech and digestion
  • Restore and enhance facial structures
  • Support a bridge or a denture, making it more comfortable
  • Preserve the jaw bone

Did you know that;

  • 20% of people without teeth do not wear both dentures
  • 7% of people without teeth are not able to wear their dentures at all
  • 88% of denture wearers have difficulty with speech

Effects of tooth loss

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What effects can losing a tooth or all your teeth have on you? There are many different issues that come with tooth loss; psychological, physical and emotional.


  • Changes in the ability to chew
  • A reduced desire to smile
  • A sunken looking face due to bone loss and gum shrinkage
  • Loss of confidence
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Defects in bone
  • Shifting and drifting of teeth
  • Bite changes

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Bone loss = Facial Changes
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  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Increased appearance of wrinkles
  • Facial structure changes

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

To be a candidate for a dental implant, two criteria must be met:

  • Your gum tissue must be healthy
  • There must be enough bone present to support the implant

How successful are dental implants?

The most predictable dental procedure available

  • National average success rate is 95%
  • The success rate in our practice in the past 8 years is 99%

Dr. Xiang is available to discuss dental implants to see if they are right for you.

For a Consultation

Call: 204-726-1211

No Referral Necessary

Our Location

1100 Richmond Avenue, Unit B
Brandon, MB
R7A 1M6


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Phone: (204) 726-1211
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