Implant Dentistry in Seattle
If you’re missing a tooth, you know that distinct shock of pain that a tortilla chip can cause. Ouch. There are a variety of options for replacing that missing tooth. Bridges and dentures all work, at least in the short-term, but a dental implant is a gold standard for solving the problem.
The way an implant works is one of our doctors will insert a screw into your jaw bone(s). The screw attaches to your jawbone, which might not sound neat, but actually, it helps prevent it from deteriorating. The bone attaching itself to the implant is called “osseointegration”. A dental crown is then attached to the implant. The result is a permanent, securely attached, tooth, that will function much like all of your natural teeth. With regular brushing and flossing, you can expect this new tooth to last for the rest of your life. If you are experiencing tooth loss, call our dental office in Seattle for dental implant surgery.
Why Dental Specialties Northwest?
We’re the dentists where other dentists send their toughest cases. There’s a good reason for that, and that’s because we’re the experts. This is not a side gig for our doctors, but our specialty. We have the advanced training and knowledge that’s necessary to be good at this specialty. More importantly, we have the experience of doing tens of thousands of dental implants. Dr. Sweeney is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Society and a member of the International Team of Implantologists. He is a renowned dental surgeon.
You only have one mouth, and no one thinks dental work is fun. You want the work done right the first time. You want a dental implant dentist to do the job. The result will be a new tooth that looks just exactly the way you want. We are also able to provide sedation dentistry when you are in the process of getting your artificial tooth.
Dental Implant Benefits
Implants are a convenient way to secure your dental work, such as bridges and dentures. When you secure your dental work with implants, you don’t have to worry about shifting or damaging healthy teeth. This is a form of restorative dentistry.
Full Tooth Replacement
A dental implant replaces the tooth root, and a crown can restore the portion of your tooth above the gumline. Dental implants combined with dental crowns are the only solution for missing teeth that will provide a full, functional tooth. The replacement tooth will last for years to come. Early on a dental implant dentist will determine if you need bone grafting in order to secure the implant properly.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone can start to deteriorate without the tooth root’s support. Implants provide the support that your jaw needs to stay healthy.
On average, implants last from 10-15 years. With excellent dental hygiene, your implants may last much longer.
It is possible to create natural-looking teeth with an implant. Only you and your dentist will know for sure that it’s not a natural tooth. Cosmetic dentistry is an important part of dental implant surgery as we want you to love your new smile.
Improve Self Esteem
Missing teeth can make you self-conscious and reluctant to smile. Implants can help return your confidence in your smile and boost your self-esteem.