Implant Restoration
Edmonds, WA

Over 3 million Americans have dental implants, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. A dental implant is an artificial tooth and tooth root that is implanted into the jaw in case your natural tooth is lost. Not only does a dental implant improve your aesthetics, it also helps you regain the function and overall health of your mouth.

At Perrinville Family Dentistry, we may recommend dental implant surgery for you if you have lost your tooth/teeth due to old age, trauma, disease or other reasons.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post which takes the place of your natural tooth root. This post is strategically embedded in your jawbone beneath the gum and provides support for the crown and bridge that will be mounted in that place. Unlike a denture, an implant is not removable, doesn’t come loose, and is much more comfortable and natural-looking than other restorations.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants

Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent way to replace missing teeth. For most patients that have lost their teeth, they are an excellent way to restore the smile and general functionality of their teeth. However, given that the process of fitting dental implants is a surgical procedure, patients must meet certain requirements.

Dental Implant Restoration Process

A dental implant restoration process requires many sessions and may take several months to complete.
•  At Perrinville Family Dentistry, Gary J. Jacky, DMD and will take x-rays and models of your mouth to ensure that your dental implant closely match the form of your natural teeth.
•  Additionally, the health of your jawbone will be noted to determine if dental implant surgery is the right treatment for you.
•  You will also need to provide us with your medical history and list of medications that you may be taking.
•  Your damaged tooth will be removed if it already hasn’t been lost.
•  If your jawbone is not dense enough, we may require you to undergo bone grafting to prep your jaw for the surgery.
•  Once it heals, we will drill a small hole into your jawbone and insert the implant into your gum line. The jaw will then be allowed to heal once again.
•  After that, we will place the abutment — a rod that connects the screw to your crown — and place the artificial tooth on top of it.

The entire surgery process can take over a year to finish because you need to give your jaw time to heal before carrying out the next stage of the process. Additionally, without a strong jawbone, your implant surgery will fail, so it is important to be very patient during the process.

Benefits of Dental Implant Restoration

Dental implant surgery has several advantages:
•  With dental implant surgery, you can have a restoration that looks and functions almost exactly like your natural tooth.
•  Unlike dentures that can move and slip in your mouth, dental implants are fixed and offer a much more comfortable chewing, speaking, and breathing experience.
•  Dental implants let you bite with almost the same amount of force that you used to exert with your natural teeth.
•  Dental implants are good for the overall health of your mouth. These implants prevent loss of bone in the jaw which occurs after tooth loss by taking the place of your real tooth root.
•  Dental implants are made of titanium that is a hypoallergenic material.
•  It also supports your facial structure and prevent your face from collapsing inward once your teeth are lost.
•  Your dental implant requires no special maintenance and can be cleaned like your regular teeth.

Possible Complications

Over 95% of dental implant surgeries are successful. However, you some patients may experience a few complications after surgery:
•  Infection at the site of the implant.
•  Injury to the nerves, which may result in numbness or tingling sensation.
•  Injury to the surrounding soft tissue or teeth.
•  Sinus issues if your dental implant pushes out of a sinus cavity in your upper jaw.
•  Peri implantitis or inflammation that can lead to implant failure. This can be caused by not caring for your oral hygiene or trauma at the site of the implant. Smoking and consuming alcohol can also cause necrosis of the jawbone, causing your implant to fall out.

Caring for your dental implants is key. It is very important to take good care of your oral hygiene once you get your dental implant to ensure it serves you for a long time. With proper care, a dental implant can last you for over 25 years. If you are concerned about the health of your jaw once your teeth are lost, dental implants are a good treatment option. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (425) 616-0620 today.
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