Missing teeth can cause huge problems in terms of self-confidence as well as making it more difficult to eat properly. In some cases, this can even lead to speech issues and the remaining teeth becoming crooked as they move to fill in the gaps.
Thankfully, Dental Implants offer a modern and lasting solution that will allow you to recover your beautiful smile. This is a tried and trusted process that your dentist in Kennewick WA can carry out to give you a natural-looking smile and more comfort.
There are three different stages to the Dental implants procedure to take into account.
The dental implants solution means that you can forget about the inconvenience of traditional crowns and dentures forever. This approach is ideal for replacing lost teeth while retaining jaw strength and a completely natural feel.
Get in touch with Tri-City Dental Care to find out about getting Dental Implants that are perfect for your smile. You won’t regret making this move and discovering the joy of getting a full set of teeth back again.
Dental implants are ideal for people who want a more permanent solution to help them achieve a beautiful and even smile, whether you have missing teeth or wear dentures and are looking for a more secure fit.
If you are missing teeth and do not want to get a bridge, you can have an implant put in and a crown put on top of it once it has been healed. Implants are also ideal for securing and stabilizing dentures so that they are much less likely to slip and fall out.
Dental implants are small metal rods that are surgically placed underneath the gum line and into the bone of the jaw. Over the course of about three months, the rod will naturally fuse with the bone, which helps to create a secured core for crown work. People with dentures will also find that their appliances stay in their mouth a lot better when they have implants put in by their dental team.
Dental implants can last for quite awhile, often 20 to 30 years before needing to be replaced. The metal used in the implant is entirely safe for use within the body and is surgical-grade, so there is no worry that the body will have a reaction to the metal that is being used. It is important to discuss any health concerns with the dental surgeon before the work is started so that he or she knows what types of issues are at hand before they begin the procedure.
During the procedure, you will receive a general anesthetic that will put you into a deep sleep. The surgeon will then cut open a portion of the gum and drill into the bone of the jaw. The metal implant is then placed into this area and the gum is stitched up.
Over the course of about three months, the implant will heal and fuse with the bone, creating an entirely secure core for any type of work to be placed on top. Throughout the healing process, it is important to make routine trips to the dentist as recommended to ensure that you are healing properly.
The procedure in the office should take roughly an hour or two depending on the amount of implants that are going to be placed. In terms of the time it will take for the implant to heal, you will find that it is healed almost entirely in two months and will be ready for crowns and dentures in just three months. This makes the entire process of having a dental implant safe, easy and convenient.
Contact us to find out more about the procedure and what to expect from it. We want you to understand all your options and can help you decide whether a dental implant is the best solution for your needs.