Getting to the RootsDental implants are more than just a tooth replacement option - they are a complete package; the root, post, and tooth. The root consists of a titanium screw. This material was chosen because it can naturally work with the body, attaching to the jawbone, allowing it to become one. This means that your artificial root is now stimulating the jawbone just like the other roots in your mouth. This eliminates the risk of bone loss due to missing teeth, which is the reason that our ancestors had that sagging look to their face. The roots are surgically placed beneath the gum line with the help of anesthesia and our expert professionals that have extensive experience in placing dental implants. Once they are placed, your mouth is left to heal for a period of several months.
Attaching the ToothOnce your mouth has healed, we place a post, typically made of zirconium. This post is what will hold the tooth in place and is not visible to the naked eye, just as no one can see the titanium screw beneath your gum line. Once the abutment is placed, the porcelain crown is attached. Many people worry that the crowns will look obviously fake, but you don't have to worry. Before we have the crowns made, we take impressions of your mouth that help the lab make the crowns to mimic the shape and color of your existing teeth. This means that no one will be able to tell that you have artificial teeth in your mouth.
Once the process is complete you are left with beautiful and functional teeth. Whether you have one implant or many, they are strong and capable of allowing you to consume your favorite foods without worry. The best part is you do not have to worry about bone loss or a changing face as a result of missing teeth. The look of our ancestors does not have to be a concern for you.
If you are already missing teeth and have artificial replacements, come talk to us about the difference that dental implants can provide. We will help you decide what the right choice is for you and help you get started on the road to optimal oral health.
Call us today at 425-405-6400 to learn more!