Dental Implants Kennewick WA

How Dental Implants Kennewick WA can Improve Your Dental Health

Dental Implants Kennewick WA for Improved Confidence and the Smile You Have Always Wanted

Losing a tooth is something that leads to a loss of self-confidence and stress as it makes one lose the natural smile. However, all hope isn't lost due to the availability of dental implants that can serve to replace lost teeth. These implants seem just like natural teeth enabling you to bring back your natural looks. Moreover, many other benefits arise with dental implants making them something worth considering with a need to fill a toothless gap.  See what dental implants Kennewick WA can do for your smile and confidence.

As with most treatment procedures in dentistry today, dental implants not only involve scientific discovery, research and understanding, but also application in clinical practice. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration; it is as much about art and experience as it is about science.

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What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. Dental Implants are being used extensively in this day and age for tooth replacement.

In simple terms, a dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and bio-compatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device. 

Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.

Let’s Discuss Bone Loss and Dental Implants Kennewick WA

Bone needs stimulation to retain its form and its density. In the case of the bone that surrounds your teeth, the necessary stimulation comes from the teeth themselves. Your normal everyday activity of eating and chewing food provides all the stimulation needed to preserve healthy bone. However, when you lose teeth, the bone no longer is being stimulated, and this leads to “bone loss”. Depending on how severe your bone loss is, you may require a bone graft before the implant can actually be placed into your jawbone.

NOTE:  The rate of bone loss can be rather dramatic. There is a 25% decrease in width of bone during the first year after tooth loss and an overall decrease in height over the next few years.

Grafting bone into the extraction sockets at the time of tooth loss or removal can help preserve bone volume needed for implant placement. Surgical techniques are also available to regenerate (regrow) bone that has been lost, to provide the necessary bone substance for anchoring implants. In fact, a primary reason to consider dental implants to replace missing teeth is the maintenance of jawbone.

Bone needs stimulation to stay healthy. Because dental implants fuse to the bone, they stabilize it and prevent further bone loss. Only dental implants can stop this process and preserve the bone.

When are Dental Implants Used?

Dental implants are typically used to replace severely damaged or missing teeth. Accidents happen, and a tooth can be severely damaged in an auto accident, a fall, a pick up basketball game, or just horsing around. They can also be used to fix or replace existing issues or problems.

For instance, one patient had a crown for over 50 years (typically crowns should be replaced much sooner than that). The root canal the crown was placed in (a peg on the crown was inserted into a canal to hold it in place) fractured and collapsed, and the only way to replace this tooth was with a bridge or a dental implant. Due to the tooth that was affected (#7, front tooth) it was decided that an implant would provide the best solution, both from an appearance and a functional standpoint. Do you have severely damaged teeth? Are you suffering from missing teeth? Explore your possibilities with Dental Implants Kennewick WA. Give us a call today: (509) 591-0479

How is a Dental Implant Done, and How Long does it Take?

Placing dental implants requires a surgical procedure in which precision channels are created in the jawbone, often using a surgical guide. The implants are then fitted into the sites so that they are in intimate contact with the bone. They generally require two to six months to fuse to the bone before they can have tooth restorations attached to them to complete the process.

Source: International Congress of Oral Implantologists

5 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants Kennewick WA

1. Provide a natural look

Dental implants are devised to resemble your natural teeth regarding their size and shape thereby matching with your looks. This makes it difficult for anyone to tell the difference between your natural teeth and these implants. You can also smile without having the feeling of the fear of producing an unnatural smile.

2. Provide convenience

Unlike dentures that are designed for removal when cleaning, dental implants do not need this. You can easily brush and floss them intact without the risk of them getting displaced.

3. Doesn't affect speech

Dental implants act the same way as natural teeth. These implants are fixed on the jawbone lessening the risks of them moving when unexpected. So, they do not pose the challenge of slipping as you speak changing your pronunciation.

 4. No risk or slip ups

Unlike dentures where you are afraid to talk in public due to the fear of them shifting, dental implants do not pose such a risk. With these implants, you feel more confident to meet friends and speak in public with no fear that an accident may happen and cause you an embarrassment.

 5. Do not interfere with natural teeth

Contrary to dentures that place added pressure on existing teeth as they seek support, dentures do not need any support from adjacent teeth. These implants do not put healthy teeth at a risk of too much pressure or grinding. Therefore this leaves your natural teeth intact with no risk of loosening.

Do You Have a Fear of Dentists, or Suffer from Severe Dental Anxiety?

You can put your dental fears and anxiety to rest. You will be dealing with one of the most respected and gifted dentists in the Tri-cities area. 

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Ready to Talk About Your Dental Implants in Kennewick WA?

We invite you to explore your options and what dental implants could mean in your life in terms of convenience, a beautiful natural smile, and overall confidence. Give us a call today to discuss your dental implants Kennewick WA:  (509) 591-0479 


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