Kirkland, WA area patients ask, why get dental implants?
Tooth loss leads patients in the Kirkland, WA area to consider a wide selection of options for tooth replacement. When patients are interested in permanent, long-term solutions, we encourage them to make an appointment with Dr. Ann Kelley of Kingsgate Dental to discuss the advantages of using dental implants in the smile.
Dental implants explained
Dental implants are essentially tooth root replacements made of biocompatible materials such as titanium metal. These root replacements look like small posts that the dentist places into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. The procedure is done right in the office and time is needed for the bone to grow around the implant—holding it firmly in place. Dr. Ann Kelley estimates the time from start to finish to take several weeks to months, depending on how the bone reacts to the placement of the implant.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients with healthy bone structure are considered viable candidates for procedures such as the placement of dental implants. This is because the bone is required to solidify the implant in place and give it the strength it requires to withstand natural chewing and biting forces. Implants are sometimes used to stabilize dentures, so the strength of the implant and its foundation is incredibly important in situations such as this.
Why get dental implants?
Implants are chosen by many of our patients because they are:
- A smart investment for long-term restoration
- Easy to place during oral surgery
- Stronger and more durable than alternatives
- Functional as natural teeth once were
Ready to discuss dental implants?
Contact Dr. Kelley and the team of Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA, professionals with experience, to learn more about this and many other restorative options available in her state-of-the-art practice. Individuals who are ready to work with a professional are encouraged to call the staff at (425) 385-0080 and take the time to visit the practice today!