Dental Implants in Lake Stevens
An Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth
When you have missing teeth due to decay or an accident, dental implants are an ideal way to replace them. This is a fixed solution that does not require dentures, which are typically only used for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth. Implants are artificial teeth which are placed into the upper or lower jaw bone during a surgical procedure. At All Smiles Dentistry, we have a decade of experience and are highly skilled at the implant process.
Benefits of Dental Implants Include:
- Restore speech, chewing, and digestion
- Support dentures and bridges
- Restore confidence to your smile
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Resolve bite problems or joint pain
To make your implantation process more comfortable, we use a computerized local anesthetic system that provides results specifically for you. Although the process of implants can be lengthy, we offer dental implants which are durable and will last for many years to come. Call us at (425) 335-1111 to make an appointment or request more information!
What dental issues do dental implants fix?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.