Dental Implants in Seattle, WA
Dental implants are an important consideration if you have missing teeth. Having healthy teeth should always be your goal along with keeping your own permanent teeth for a lifetime. However, if you do experience the loss of a tooth, dental implants are a great alternative. When you are missing teeth, not only does it affect your personal confidence, it can also compromise the health of your entire mouth. An empty space where a tooth once was will cause the jawbone to deteriorate and your existing teeth will start to shift, which can result in a misaligned bite. Dental implants look, function and feel like your natural teeth and are perhaps the best alternative for tooth replacement.
Dental implant surgery involves placing titanium screws into your jawbone. The titanium fuses to the jawbone, which prevents deterioration and acts like the roots of natural teeth. Unlike dentures or bridgework, dental implants are permanently fixed so there won’t be any noise or slippage when talking or eating. After the implants are in position, custom crowns are made to fit on top of the implant. The color, size, and shape of the tooth are designed to blend with, function, and look exactly like your existing teeth.
If you’re considering dental implants, the following will determine if you are a good candidate.
- You don’t chew tobacco or smoke. These habits increase the risk of implant failure.
- You do not suffer from health issues that would slow down the healing process following surgery.
- Your jawbone is strong enough to support implants. Even jawbone deterioration can sometimes be corrected with bone grafting.
A bone graft involves a process of inserting clean bone into your jawbone in the areas where teeth are missing. Like the implant material, the jawbone grows around the inserted bone fragment.
Contact our office to get scheduled for an appointment to find out if dental implants in Seattle are a viable option for restoring your smile.
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