Dental implants are a reliable, sturdy way to replace missing teeth. At Issaquah Dental Care in Issaquah, Washington, the experienced dentists recommend dental implants to fill in gaps, naturally completing your smile and restoring chewing and speaking function. Call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment and find out how you can benefit from dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the most reliable ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth. An implant consists of a metal post surgically placed into your jawbone. Your dentist attaches an abutment to this post, which holds a dental crown. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth.
The team at Issaquah Dental Care recommends dental implants to people who have missing teeth due to decay, injury, or gum disease.
Dental implants are an extremely successful and reliable tooth replacement for missing teeth. They’re preferable to dentures because they don’t slip and slide.
Other benefits afforded by dental implants include:
You don’t have to make dietary changes when you have dental implants, or avoid chewy or hard foods.
Dental implants also help you maintain the structure of your smile. When you are missing teeth, your facial structure starts to change because of bone loss — but not when you have an implant. The implant stimulates your jawbone so you maintain bone density. Permanently filling in missing teeth prevents surrounding teeth from shifting, too.
Dental implants don’t require special care like dentures do. You treat implants just like you do your natural teeth and brush twice per day, floss, and come in for your regular professional cleanings.
Before getting a dental implant, your dentist ensures your gums are healthy and that you have adequate bone to place the implant. You may need to undergo gum disease or bone grafting treatments before getting the implant if your smile is not entirely healthy.
Implants can replace one tooth or several teeth. Implants can even support a row of teeth in the form of implant-supported dentures.
The process of getting a dental implant takes several months. Your first visit consists of in-office surgery, during which your dentist places the metal post into your jawbone.
The post fuses to your bone over several weeks, and when it’s ready, you return to Issaquah Dental Care to have the abutment and crown placed.
Once your crown is in place and fitted, you’re ready to enjoy your beautiful smile.
Call Issaquah Dental Care or book an appointment online to learn more about dental implants and how they can help you complete your smile.