DENTAL IMPLANT SERVICES
We provide a host of implant dental services
The process to replace a single missing or failing tooth is simple. The tooth is removed, if necessary, and the implant screw is placed deep into the remaining bone. Bone grafting material may need to be placed to secure the implant into the bone and ensure long-term success. A temporary restoration is placed over the implant for esthetics. A few months later, a final beautiful porcelain crown is made to perfectly fill the missing tooth space.
DENTAL IMPLANT PROCESS
The implant team usually includes either a dentist, the periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who places the implant posts into the patient’s mouth, and a prosthodontist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. At the first appointment in our Seattle Dental Practice, we use an X-ray to determine if the jawbone is adequate to hold the titanium dental ipmlants. Models of the mouth are often made using a digital impression system. These models show the dentist where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes pain-staking planning for the best results.
Today, the implants being placed often only require one surgical procedure using a local anesthetic and sedative.
Similar to replacing a single tooth, implants can be used to replace a set of missing or damaged teeth. There is no need to place an implant for each missing tooth, as the implant anchors can be spaced out to provide adequate support. This saves the patient money and the need for additional procedures to ensure the health of additional implants.
ALL YOUR TEETH
This procedure involves removing all the upper or lower teeth and replacing them with implant-supported teeth. A minimum of 4 dental implants are needed to secure permanent teeth to the upper or lower jaw. These teeth are highly aesthetic and functional, allowing patients to rest with comfort as they eat the foods they enjoy. Dental training is needed to remove these restorations, performed by our staff twice a year for cleanings and to inspect implant components as needed.
Patients are sometimes required to wear dentures, and when they do, implants can greatly enhance the function and appearance of dentures. Implants work to secure loose dentures, eliminating the need for messy adhesives and relieving painful sore spots. They also prevent food impaction under the denture and reduce the need for extra plastic to make the dentures secure. The end result is slimmer, lighter, more functional denture that allows the patient to eat better, speak better, and live better!
Zirconia dental implants provide the best in healing, bio-compatibility, and aesthetics for a naturally beautiful smile.