If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you might be feeling really frustrated. That empty spot can get uncomfortable when pieces of food get into it. You probably don’t like the way it looks. Even worse, your other teeth might start to move into the gap, causing crowding and tooth damage.
If you could just have a new tooth to fill that gap, you would feel so much better! That’s why we offer the whole process of getting dental implants right here at Pacific Northwest Smiles. We perform implant surgeries and place replacement teeth or other dental appliances on them.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Replacing that missing tooth or teeth can restore your unique smile, raise your confidence, and improve your health. You’ll be able to eat better again, and you’ll prevent your other teeth from moving into the gap.
Also, did you know that your teeth and tooth roots keep your jawbone healthy? It’s true! That means that losing teeth can actually weaken your jawbone and make it start to deteriorate.
After a dental implant surgery and healing are complete, you’ll have a new tooth root that becomes a normal, permanent part of your mouth. Implants stimulate the jawbone and hold new teeth or other appliances, which can look and feel like natural teeth.
How Does a Dental Implant Work?
A dental implant is a metal rod that we place in a jawbone. After some recovery time, it truly becomes a part of the jaw and has the strength to be used for normal chewing.
Once you have healed from the surgery, we’ll have you back in for another appointment. We can attach a crown to the implant site. It will be just as strong and functional as an ordinary tooth. We’ll also aim to make it look natural, blending it in with your other teeth.
Instead of crowns, we can attach implant-supported dentures to replace a number of missing teeth. Rather than sitting on your gums, this type of denture attaches to your implants for maximum support and comfort.
Make an Appointment for an Implant Consultation
We take care of every step of the dental implant process here at Pacific Northwest Smiles. You won’t need to make an appointment with a specialist or go to another office.
Schedule a time to come in for a consultation with us. We’ll give you an exam and let you know what the best options are for you. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the whole process for you right here.