Dental Implants Dentist in Issaquah
Accidents and age can cause our teeth to become broken, cracked, or dislodge. Missing teeth can become the initial precursors to bone loss and soft tissue structure damage in your facial skeleton. Dental implants are a tooth replacement system that not only creates a beautiful, natural-looking smile but also maintains your jawbone’s natural shape and density.
Benefits of dental implants:
- Cost effective
- Extremely high success rate
- Exceptionally Long lasting
- Most reliable to replace missing teeth
- Natural looking and feeling
- Strong and durable
- Much easier to maintain than a conventional bridge
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are full-sized individual false teeth that are anchored directly into the jawline via a screw (as compared to crowns and veneers, which only cover existing teeth). Implants are typically used to replace damaged or missing teeth, as well as to correct any cosmetic issues a patient may have with his or her smile. A tooth implant may be made from a variety of materials, including ceramics, metal, metal alloys, and polymers.
There are numerous reasons a patient may be interested in dental implants. Aesthetically, dental implants can be used to improve a person’s smile and overall facial appearance. For some, malformed teeth create speech and eating problems or can even cause significant discomfort. By correcting these issues, a person can drastically improve his or her health, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.
Implants are also a more permanent and natural-looking alternative to dentures for those with significant dental problems. It is not uncommon to replace multiple teeth with denture implant teeth—even if the patient requires a complete set of upper and lower teeth. As a result, the patient is given strong, long-lasting and fully functional teeth that are much more cost-effective in the long run.
Implantation and Manufacturing of Prostheses
To create dental implants that will fit properly and look realistic, a dentist must first take an impression of the patient’s teeth. Before these molds are made, the dentist will remove any damaged or malformed teeth and examine the patient’s jaw to ensure that it can take the implants properly. If not, the patient may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure to prepare the jaw for teeth implant surgery.
Once the teeth to be replaced have been removed and the jaw is fully healed from any grafting, the dentist can then implant medical-grade metal posts into the jaw where the new false teeth will be placed. The jaw must then heal from the post implantation before the dentist can make molds of the patient’s teeth. These molds are then used to manufacture the dental prostheses from the desired material (this is typically done by sending the molds to an external manufacturing company). Once these prostheses are completed, they are placed over the previously-implanted posts.
Create a Beautiful, Natural Look with Dental Implants from Remarkable Smiles
Whether you’re meeting new people, posing for photos, or simply chatting with friends, your comfort with your smile can make all the difference. If you have damaged or missing teeth or simply want to improve your look, the experienced dentists at Remarkable Smiles can help you create a lasting, beautiful smile with a teeth implant procedure.
A titanium implant replaces the root of your missing tooth and a prosthetic crown is placed over the post for a replacement. Dental implants fuse to the bone over time and, once integrated, can last a lifetime. Implants can support a single tooth, a group of teeth, a full set of teeth, or dentures. Call our staff at Remarkable Smiles of Issaquah at (425) 391-0484 to replace missing teeth with a radiant smile.