Posts for: November, 2016
All is not lost if you are dealing with tooth loss. Find out how you can restore your smile with dental implants.
Just because you are dealing with a missing tooth doesn’t mean that you have to give up on having a great smile. While it can feel rather defeating or embarrassing to have one or more gaps in your smile, know that our Bothell, Washington dentist Dr. Kimberly A. Chapman is here to help. Find out how a dental implant can replace your missing tooth for good.
Whether you are someone who just needs to replace a single missing tooth or you are unhappy with how your dentures fit, dental implants might be the best option for you. Made from durable titanium, implants are small post-like screws that naturally integrate into the jawbone in order to replace the missing tooth’s roots. Without the constant stimulation that a tooth provides, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, affecting your facial structure, your bite, and even how you chew or speak. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that actually prevent jawbone deterioration by stimulating the bone beneath them.
Once the implant is anchored into the jawbone (a natural process called osseointegration), our Bothell, Washington dentist can now place an abutment on top of the implant. An abutment is made from either porcelain or metal and is designed to attach the implant, which lies under the gums, with the visible dental crown or other dental restoration (e.g. dentures). Implants are versatile because they can either replace just a single missing tooth or all of your teeth by supporting dentures.
While dental implants offer a lot of advantages that other tooth loss treatments don’t, this treatment may not be right for everyone. Dental implants are ideal for people who maintain good oral health, who are in good health, as well as those who have strong underlying bone in their jaw.
Dr. Kimberly A. Chapman is here to provide you with all the dental care and treatments you need to get your smile looking and feeling its best. If you want to learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, then please call our Bothell, Washington dental office today at (425) 488 6120. We look forward to speaking with you!