If you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth because of extractions or poor oral hygiene, dental implants can restore your smile. At WA Dental in Federal Way, Washington, the team of expert dentists regularly place and restore dental implants. Implants look just like your teeth and last much longer than dentures. Call the office to request a dental implant consultation today or book online.
Dental implants are titanium posts that your WA Dental provider puts into the sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the implants fuse with your bone, providing a foundation for dental restorations, like crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored dentures.
You need healthy gums and bones to support dental implants.
Before recommending an implant procedure, your WA Dental provider completes an oral exam and takes a series of digital X-rays. If you have gum disease or low bone volume, the team conducts a different treatment first, such as scaling and root planing or a bone graft.
It takes several visits to develop an individualized dental implant plan. The team determines where to place your implants for the best support through X-rays and other imaging scans.
Once the team places your implants, they integrate with your jaw as your mouth heals. This is called osseointegration. Your replacement tooth then attaches to the implant.
Dental implants provide various benefits, including:
Getting dental implants may even improve your oral health. Filling the space in your smile where a tooth used to be reduces the risk of gum recession and bone loss.
After the team creates a personalized dental implant treatment plan, you visit the office for the placement procedure. Your dentist numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts a series of implants into your empty tooth sockets.
Several months later, when your mouth finishes healing, you visit WA Dental for a second time. The team takes impressions of your mouth with a tool called an intraoral scanner. Then, they send your impressions to a lab that creates crowns, bridges, or dentures.
After the restorations are finished, you visit WA Dental for the last time. The team then attaches them to your implants, transforming your smile.
Caring for dental implants is easy. The team at WA Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning.
Call WA Dental to learn more about the benefits of dental implants today, or click the online booking feature