Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth. At Alki Dental in Seattle, Washington, Hanbit Chi, DDS, and Sara Park, DDS, provide expertly applied implants to restore your smile’s look and function. They use advanced technology to determine correct placement and jawbone integrity. Call today to schedule your dental implant consultation at the West Seattle office, or use the online tool to book an appointment.
Dental implants are a type of dental restoration that replace missing tooth roots. The implant consists of a titanium post that your dentist surgically implants into your jawbone. The post fuses to your bone to replicate your tooth root and holds a dental crown that looks and acts like a natural tooth.
Dental implants restore a gapped smile, helping you smile, chew, and speak with more confidence.
Dental implants are a preferred method of replacing missing teeth because they offer more benefits, especially when compared to dentures. You can expect:
Dental implants can discourage gum recession and bone loss that occurs when you have missing teeth. The implants also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting into the spaces left by missing teeth.
If you and your dentist determine a dental implant is the correct treatment for you, you’ll proceed with the surgery to have the titanium post placed. While under a local anesthetic, your dentist makes a small incision in your gum at the missing tooth’s site and places the implant in your jawbone.
After this surgery, you recover at home for up to a few months while the post fuses to your bone. When the gum and bone heal, your dentist attaches a small metal abutment to your implant. The abutment connects to a crown, bridge, or implant-supported dentures that look and feel like your natural teeth.
If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, consider dental implants as a treatment option. Before getting implants, your gums must be healthy, and you need enough volume in your jaw to hold the implant. If you have gum disease or low bone volume, you’ll need treatments to correct these issues before going forward with the implant procedure.
Find out more about dental implants by requesting a consultation with Alki Dental. Call or use this website to set up an appointment online today.