Dental Implants Tri-cities WA



Why Dental Implants Tri-cities WA is Your Best Choice for Tooth Replacement

Learn What Dental Implants Tri-cities WA Can Do For Your Smile and Your Confidence

Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available.

5 Facts About Dental Implants:

  • Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman.

  • Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth.

  • In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants formed the AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry – to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology. AAID is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to advancing implant dentistry.

  • In 1952, Swedish orthopedic surgeon P.I. Branemark discovered that titanium naturally fuses with bone, eventually switching his research focus to the mouth from the knee and hip.

  • 3 million people in the United States have implants, a number that is growing by 500,000 annually.

Source: American Academy of Implant Dentistry

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made from Titanium. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. They also prevent bone loss and act as the most natural replacement for missing or severely damaged teeth.

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.

  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.

  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.

  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.

  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.

Are Dental Implants Tri-cities WA for Anyone?

In most cases, any Tri-citian healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. 

They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders -- such as diabetes or heart disease -- or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering dental implants, give us a call and let’s set up an appointment to see how dental implants Tri-cities WA can benefit you. Call today: (509) 591-0479

What Is Involved in Getting Dental Implants in Tri-cities WA?

The first step in the dental implants process is the development of an individualized treatment plan. The plan addresses your specific needs and is prepared by our team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides coordinated care based on the implant option that is best for you.

Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks.

Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post -- called an abutment -- is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. To make the new tooth or teeth, we make impressions of your teeth, and create a model of your bite (which captures all of your teeth, their type, and arrangement). The new tooth or teeth is based on this model. A replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment.

Instead of one or more individual crowns, some patients may have attachments placed on the implant that retain and support a removable denture.

We also will match the color of the new teeth to your natural teeth. Because the implant is secured within the jawbone, the replacement teeth look, feel, and function just like your own natural teeth.

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STILL HAVE YOU ANY QUESTION?

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Some patients will also choose dental implants over dentures, as they provide a much more stable environment for eating, chewing, etc. Dental implants basically are the same thing as a natural tooth, with a titanium root structure embedded into your underlying bone (just like a natural tooth) and a crown to imitate your natural teeth. Additionally, in severe accidents, where people have multiple teeth damaged, implants can be utilized very effectively.

We also do implant supported dentures. We can use 2-4 dental implants (the titanium roots) to permanently secure dentures to your underlying bone. This basically makes for permanent dentures. Imagine not having to take out your dentures every day for cleaning, etc. Talk about convenience and security - never worry about slippage again and basically eat anything you like with confidence.

How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction. If you are fearful of dentists, we even have options for that, and can provide you a pain free and anxiety free environment for your dental experience.

Source: Web MD

5 More Great Benefits for Dental Implants

1. Not prone to cavities

Dental implants do not get decays as natural teeth do. As a matter of fact, these teeth look more like natural teeth but do not place you at a risk of having to visit your dentist as a result of them suffering from cavities. Therefore, the extreme pain that results from holes in gums becomes a past tense with implants. 

 

2. Provide a reliable long-term option

Unlike dental bridges, dental implants can last up to a lifetime. They do not need any replacement and can last for long acting as your natural teeth. Besides, they allow you enjoy all types of food without the fear of them becoming loose.  

3. Prevent bone loss

Dental implants are directly fused to the jaw bone. This means that the jaw bone always has a covering on its surface preventing any contact with food matter. With such a measure, your jaw bone is not at a risk of infection meaning that the probability of suffering from jaw bone loss as a result of exposure is at minimal. 

 

4. No limit to the foods you take

Unlike dentures that may place a limit to food that is too hard to chew, with dental implants you can take all types of food. Implants are not at a risk of breaking or slipping as a result of some bites. Want to bite into an apple? Go for it, and begin enjoying the food in your life you have been missing.

 

5. Provide a sense of comfort

With dental implants, the grinding of teeth is eliminated due to their steady state. Also, no pain arises from using these implants. So, you can enjoy chewing your food without having your gums irritated. 


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. 

Meet Dr. Sean Simper and Learn about Comfort Dentistry

 

Ready to Discuss Dental Implants and What They Can Do For You?

Give us a call today, let’s talk about your dental implant. Call Your Dental Implants Tri-cities WA specialist today: (509) 591-0479 

 

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