Are you dealing with missing teeth? Are you struggling with speaking effectively or chewing your food properly because of these lost teeth? Do you want to learn about the options available to you for replacing missing teeth and restoring the appearance of the smile? Patients in the Kirkland, Washington area who are interested in working with a dentist to replace their teeth will want to discuss all of the solutions available to them, including dental implants.
Dr. Ann Kelley at Kingsgate Dental describes dental implants as titanium posts that act as false tooth roots. These posts are placed with oral surgery right into the bone of the jaw where a tooth is missing. The abutment that sits above the gum line is then restored using a dental crown. In cases where multiple teeth are missing, the dental implant can act as a foundation for a dental bridge or an anchor for a full denture. This versatility makes dental implants one of the more popular choices for tooth loss in adult patients.
The dental implant stimulates the growth of bone in the jaw through a process known as osseointegration. When the bone grows, it wraps around the implant to hold it firmly in place. This is what gives the dental implant the proper strength and foundation it needs to function as a natural tooth once did. Dental implants are then restored by the dentist in a manner most appropriate for the patient’s unique needs.
There are several advantages to dental implants that make them highly desirable by our patients. Dental implants:
Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants by booking an appointment with Dr. Ann Kelley and her team at Kingsgate Dental. Kirkland, WA area patients can call (425) 385-0080 and book a visit at 12308 NE 114th Street.
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