Wedgwood Family Dentistry
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Seattle, WA
When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Wedgwood Family Dentistry offers dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Seattle, Washington, Wedgwood Family Dentistry's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.
Implants Q & A
What is a dental implant?
For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.
These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay solidly affixed to your jaw.
Why are dental implants so popular?
In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:
- Last longer than other restorative procedures
- Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
- Help retain your natural face shape and smile
- Preserve your healthy jawbone
- Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
- Help you talk casually and without worry
- Don’t slip out of your mouth
- Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
- Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
- Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement
Can anyone get dental implants?
It doesn't matter whether you're missing a couple of teeth or just one— you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're fed up with uncomfortable dentures, or it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with your dentist. Implant treatment might be right for you.
It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Wedgwood Family Dentistry today.