Dental Implants - Tumwater, WA
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There is no one-size-fits-all solution to dental care. Our services are tailored to meet your individual needs.
At our practice, we provide customizable care to meet the goals and interests of all of our valued patients.
Our practice offers the latest advances in dentistry in a relaxing, spa-like environment designed to make patients feel at home.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgical components intended to replace missing teeth. They are composed of three separate pieces; this includes the implant post, the abutment, and the custom-made crown. The implant post is a titanium rod that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as a secure root for the restoration. The biocompatible composition of the post allows it to bond with the surrounding bone structure upon healing. The abutment is a structural piece that connects the post securely to the crown. Finally, the crown is the visible addition to the implant, built to match the shade and size of the patient’s surrounding teeth.
The Implant Process
The process of having an implant placed is one that transpires over a period of weeks or months, but it is well worth the wait! There are many factors that may influence this process, such as the type of implant being placed, how many implants are needed, and the potential necessity for preliminary treatment. In most cases, the process proceeds as follows:
All patients undergoing an implant procedure begin with a complimentary consultation. This allows our doctors to better understand the unique needs of the patient and resolve their concerns or answer questions. We take the time to listen to patients and ensure they feel confident moving forward.
Because the loss of a tooth can cause bone deterioration to occur in the jawbone, it’s not uncommon for patients to require bone grafting prior to their implant placement. A bone graft will prepare the bone for the implant by restoring strength and density to the area. Other preliminary treatments the patient may need include gum disease treatment or tooth extraction.
Once we have determined that the patient’s health is in optimal condition, surgery for placement will be scheduled. During the surgery, we will create a small opening in the gum tissue and precisely place the implant into position in the jawbone. The gums will then be sutured closed.
Over the following months, the implant will begin to fuse to the surrounding bone, ensuring a secure, stable foundation for the rest of the implant. The healing time will vary based upon the type of restoration being used, the oral health of the particular patient, and the condition of the supportive tissues following the surgery.
After the healing process has concluded, we will finish the implant with the addition of your abutment and brand new crown. This crown will be appropriately sized, colored, and shaped to perfectly blend in with your surrounding teeth. Your restored tooth will look and feel so natural that even you will not be able to tell the difference!
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are a lot of reasons why dental implants are popular for replacing teeth, and it’s not just because they look and feel great! While those are fantastic qualities, there are many other reasons to get excited about implants. Along with the evident advantages of restored function and a new, confident smile, dental implants have no removable parts; patients don’t have to worry about any pieces coming loose while eating, laughing, or smiling. Additionally, regular maintenance is super easy; simply brush and floss as normal to promote the health of the remaining teeth and gum tissue, as well as the implant itself! Other benefits include:
The Cost of Dental Implants
We know you’re eager to find out what dental implants cost, but the answer is not so straightforward. Implant procedures vary greatly in their steps, requirements, and use of materials, making it impossible to secure a fixed price without us first analyzing your jawbone. Our complimentary consultation will be an excellent opportunity for getting these questions answered so we can move forward with building your new smile!
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Dental implants are truly an incredible restorative option for missing teeth, providing the opportunity to enjoy your favorite foods, feel confident, and once again enjoy life as normal without gaps or spaces in your smile! But are they the right option for you?
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Replaces one missing tooth
Replaces multiple missing teeth
Fills a full arch of missing teeth
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