Dental Implants the Best Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental Implants really are the best solution for missing teeth. People with dental implants can live a normal life again enjoying the foods they love without worrying about an embarrassing accident. Sadly, dentures slip and slide and dental bridges need to be replaced.
Dr. Thomas Sweeney a member of the International Team of Implantologists, and Dr. Rhys Spoor, a Fellow of the International Dental Implant Society created the dental spa in Seattle to give patients a relaxing experience. In fact, people fly in from all over the globe for dental implant placement and other dental procedures from Northwest Dental Specialties.
Dental implants are the permanent replacement for missing teeth and can last the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene, including regular checkups with a Seattle dentist.
What are Dental Implants?
Implants are permanent replacements for natural teeth and are made from titanium or dental grade biocompatible plastic posts or screws, surgically placed in or on the jawbone.
Once the areas have healed, which can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months to a year, Dental Specialties Northwest will place artificial teeth over your posts or screws.
Conventional dental implants are used to replace one, two, or several missing teeth depending on your particular situation.
Is Everyone a Candidate for Dental Implants?
People will need enough bone support for implants as the posts or screws need something to anchor to. If you have had missing teeth for some time and have suffered bone loss, dental implants are still a viable option. However, if you do have bone loss Dental Specialties Northwest recommends bone grafting.
Bone loss isn’t the only reason people aren’t good candidates for dental implants. People who smoke or chew tobacco, patients with gum disease and people who consume more than an average amount of alcohol are not good candidates.
People who take certain drugs, including steroids may not be suitable either. These types of drugs suppress your immune system making healing more difficult.
If you are a chronic tooth grinder or clencher, dental implants are not recommended as bruxism causes long-term tooth damage. If a clencher continues to grind, it will be extremely hard on the dental implants.
The Dental Implant Process
Damaged Tooth Removal
Bone Preparation Including Grafting if Needed
Bone Healing and Growth
Artificial Tooth Replacement
Dental Implants from Northwest Dental Specialties
Dr. Sweeney, Dr. Spoor and the team from Northwest Dental Specialties have years of experience with dental implant placement and more complex dental procedures and are ready to give you a reason to smile again.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Seattle, call and schedule a no obligation dental implant consultation with Northwest Dental Specialties today.