When you lose a tooth, you also lose its root, and this sets up a progression of complications. With dental implant treatment, these complications can be prevented.
What are dental implants?
Dental implant treatment has been growing in use for more than five decades. The clinical studies that exist show the immense benefit of replacing teeth and their roots, rather than only the visible crown. The implant that is inserted beneath the gums reinstates the stable foundation needed for optimal function and comfort. After an implant is placed into the jawbone, it is covered and left to heal. The post becomes integrated into the bone over the course of several months. The integrated post can then be restored with a crown.
Replacing teeth and restoring smiles with dental implants
Dental implants are titanium roots that are replaced in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis, including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today's treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There is approximately a 95 percent success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with lifelike all-porcelain crowns. For more details, ask your dentist.
Benefits of dental implants
There are several reasons patients consider dental implants as opposed to dentures or bridgework. The extensive list of benefits stems from the fact that implants replace root structure. Some of those benefits include:
Restored implants feel very much like natural teeth. Many patients cannot tell the difference when they chew and speak.
The stability gained with implants restores comfortable chewing. This is especially noticeable when numerous teeth are missing.
When restorations are fully stabilized, confidence is restored to an optimal level. Patients can eat all of their favorite foods comfortably, and do not feel frightened that a restoration may slip out of place.
One of the most significant advantages to dental implant treatment is the effect that replacement roots have on the jawbone. With standard replacement that sits on the gums, bone loss occurs quickly. While implants may not fully stop the degradation of bone, they slow the breakdown.
What our patients say about Dental Implants Treatment
They are the best. Able to squeeze you in when you need to have something special done and still keep the prices affordable. Would recommend them to everyone. Thank you Kingsgate Dental - Dr. Ann Kelley and your staff.
Dr. Kelley works with an experienced implant dentist to achieve the finest results from dental implant care. Once implants are stable in the bone, she designs a beautiful crown to complete the process of restoration.
Your smile is with you for life. We help you take care of it!
Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.
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Damen C.I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
Kathy W.Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin.
From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
Dixy I.Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.