What Is A Dental Implant And What Are The Benefits Of Having One?
A dental implant is a strong, permanent way to replace a missing tooth, composed of a metal post embedded in the jaw and a ceramic tooth crown, as shown in the picture. Dental implants provide the following benefits to many happy patients:
- Stable and Comfortable – No adjustments are needed after placement. Most dental implants last a lifetime!
- Prevents Jawbone Shrinkage – Jawbones will shrink when they are missing roots from natural teeth, which can age your face greatly.
- Healthy Teeth Stay Healthy – Unlike with a dental bridge, which can damage nearby teeth by using them as an anchor, dental implants stand strong on their own.
- Natural Appearance – When paired with Restorative Dentistry, your teeth’s appearance and function will be restored to their former glory, if not better!
Dental Implants May Be The Best Option For You If…
You Have A Missing Tooth
You Suffered Damage To A Tooth
You Are Experiencing Decay
Dental Implants Can Prevent…
Shifting Of Your Teeth Causing Discomfort
Tooth Decay Or Losing Healthy Teeth
Future Structural Problems
Why Choose Us?
Find out why more people are choosing us for their dental care.
We have extended weekday hours and are open Saturdays for your convenience.
We use the most up-to-date dental technology.
We are conveniently located on 120th Street and 88th Ave., next to the Khalsa Credit Union.
Tapestry Dental was established for over 35 years ago and continues to serve three generations of family members. A number of the staff have worked at Tapestry Dental for over 25 years.
Dr. Howard Kwan
Dr. Howard Kwan was born and raised in the Lower Mainland area. Growing up in Richmond, Dr. Kwan went on to study at the University of British Columbia, earning both his Bachelor of Science degree (1992) and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (1996). For the past 20 years, Dr. Kwan has been practicing general dentistry full-time.
Dr. Kwan has a passion for learning, so that he can provide the best possible care for his patients. Every year Dr. Kwan spends more than 100 hours taking courses and hands-on study clubs to improve his knowledge of dentistry. Licensing requirements are such that dentists must take 90 hours of continuing education every 3-year cycle. Dr. Kwan has spent hundreds of hours studying complex restorative dentistry and orthodontics.
In his spare time Dr. Kwan enjoys spending time with his wife and two school-age children. Dr. Kwan enjoys working out, cycling, and the occasional game of golf.