Dental Implants are artificial replacement tooth roots that are part of a restoration procedure for damaged or decayed teeth. This dental procedure restores tooth functionality by permanently replacing the tooth. The implant, which is fabricated from titanium, is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root. This implant then supports an artificial prosthesis like a dental crown, which is mounted on the top of the implant. At Silver Fir Family and Implant Dentistry, our expert dentists provide dental implant treatment to patients.
A dental implant is a treatment for people who have a gap between teeth caused by tooth loss. The treatment can be done for patients who have healthy gums and enough bone to hold an implant. The patient should also have no dental conditions that may affect bone healing after the treatment.
Before the dentist initiates the implant procedure, they perform an evaluation of the patients' dental condition. This evaluation helps to provide information that aids in formulating a good treatment plan. Once the patient agrees on the plan, the dentist will proceed with the procedure by first administering anesthesia to help to avoid discomfort during the procedure.
The damaged tooth, if any, is then extracted before the implant surgery. The implant site has to heal completely before the surgical process. A special drill is then used to place the implant into the jawbone. After this process, the treatment area is left alone to heal for approximately 12 weeks. During this time, the implant bonds to the jawbone. After the healing time, an abutment that holds the artificial prosthesis is attached to the implant. A dental crown or a denture is then fixed on the abutment, which serves as the new functional tooth to the patient.
Multiple appointments are required for the entire procedure of dental implants.
A dental implant provides long-lasting results to the patient if the aftercare instructions of the dentist are followed. Silver Fir Family and Implant Dentistry have the best dentists in Mill Creek, WA. Call (425) 225-5757 and book an appointment with the dentistry to know more about dental implants and other dental treatments.