When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. Unlike dentures that are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth. At Dentistry of Monroe, placing implants is one of the restorative dental treatments we offer to our Monroe, WA patients.
About Dental Implants
When we perform a dental implant treatment, we screw or tap an implant into the gum where you have a missing tooth. This provides a new root that we finish with a crown that looks like a natural tooth. The implant gradually fuses to the jaw bone to give you a strong new tooth that works just as well as a healthy, natural one. Once you have an implant, you don’t have to remove it like with a denture, and you’ll care for it like you would a normal tooth.
We are able to provide different dental implant solutions depending on the scenario. If you are missing a whole row or all of your teeth, we could put implants throughout every missing spot. On the other hand, you might only be missing a few teeth. In this case, we can simply replace the missing ones. We also have the option to combine implants with bridges and dentures to fill in every gap. We will provide an assessment and discuss your options with you. Various factors could affect the decision. These include price, function and convenience.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Some people find it unnecessary to put dental implants throughout the entire mouth when other options such as dentures are available. But the results of implants can be very rewarding in that they provide a permanent new set of teeth that looks and functions like the real thing. Implants improve oral health by covering the vulnerable gum that was exposed to food particles that can transform into gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, missing teeth often lead to confidence concerns, so restoring the look of a healthy and beautiful smile can help your self-esteem.
The Tooth Replacement Process
At Dentistry of Monroe, we work to make dental implants as affordable and the least disruptive to your life as possible. Through our flexible scheduling options, we create a treatment schedule that fits your needs. We make sure that you really need this treatment before performing it and can provide financing options to help it fit your budget. We start with a thorough exam to learn what is needed, provide options and work to help you keep any remaining natural teeth.
To get an assessment for dental implants, contact us at (360) 365-5165 for an appointment.