Everyone Deserves Dental Implants
Dr. Thomas Sweeney, Dr. Rhys Spoor and Dr. Richard Ansong believe everyone should have a healthy smile which is one of the reasons this dental practice in Seattle offers dental implants.
Dental implants are remarkable replacements that work for nearly everyone who is missing a tooth or needs to have one or more removed.
What are Dental Implants?
If you follow the Dental Specialties Northwest Blog you will recall that dental implants are surgically implanted posts or screws Dr. Thomas Sweeney, Dr. Rhys Spoor and Dr. Richard Ansong place in or on the jawbone.
The posts are made from titanium or Zirconia for those with metal allergies. Dental implants act like real tooth roots and fuse to the bone making them the best replacement if you are missing one or all of your teeth.
There are different types of implants that include single, multiple and full dental implants. There are also partial dental implants that consist of four to six screws that hold to full sets of teeth on an upper and a lower arch.
Permanent Replacements for Missing Teeth
Because the teeth are surgically implanted the posts fuse to the bone. This is a process called osseointegration.
The healing takes about six to 12 weeks. If you are having bone grafting surgery, which is necessary for some, the healing process will take a bit longer.
Implant Borne Dentures in Seattle
Implant borne dentures are an incredible way to replace missing teeth along with your removable replacement teeth.
If you already wear dentures you know how they can slip and be uncomfortable not to mention the embarrassment that comes with ill-fitting dentures.
As previously mentioned this type of denture is surgically fixed to your jawbone and in some cases will not require bone grafting. Of course, only Dr. Thomas Sweeney, Dr. Rhys Spoor and Dr. Richard Ansong will be able to tell if you will require grafting.
Dental Implants for Life
Because implants fuse to the bone they can last a lifetime. With that being said you must practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist in Seattle for checkups.
While your teeth may not be real your gums are. Gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease can and will still occur.
If you lost your teeth to gum disease in the first place hygiene is imperative if you want to avoid dental implant failure.
Dental implants will change your life. Schedule an appointment with Dental Specialties Northwest to find out if they are right for you.