Implant Dentistry in Seattle
If you are missing teeth, uncomfortable in your dentures, or do not want to remove healthy tooth structure from your mouth, you may be a good candidate for a dental implant. One of the major recent advancements in dentistry, dental implants can be practical and reliable replacements for teeth. Implants are surgically anchored into the jawbone. A post first inserted into a patient’s jawbone and the bone then allowed heal and grow around it. The time it takes for this healing process to complete will depend upon the patient’s individual circumstances and oral health. The replacement tooth (i.e., “crown’) or teeth (i.e., “bridge”) are then attached to the post. Implants are strong and stable, as they do not rely on the support from surrounding teeth. Implants can be a quite effective, long term option for replacing teeth. There are many factors to determine if an implant will work for you, such as, your overall health, the health of bone structure, and condition of gum tissue. Because dental implants resemble and function like real teeth, they are an option worth exploring and discussing with your dentist.
Dental implants allow for the superior level of natural work that we provide. They create a stable foundation for any restoration and heighten the security of the accompanying dental work. If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or if you are uncomfortable wearing dentures, you could be a candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are secure and successful tooth root replacements. They are most advanced way to replace missing dental structure. Dental implants are surgically anchored in the jawbone. As the area heals, the bone fuses with the implant, attaching to the titanium screw. This permits the implant to function in the same way a natural tooth does. It does not rely on neighboring teeth for support, but on your jawbone. A restoration will be attached to the implant’s post (known as an abutment). It will feel just like your other teeth, and accomplish all their tasks.
Seattle Tooth Implants
Dental implants are a long-term method for tooth replacement. Patients hoping to receive implants must have sufficient bone mass, possess healthy gums, and be in good health in order for implant placement to be successful. Contact Dr. Okamura to evaluate whether you are ready for dental implants.