If you have missing teeth, dental implants from our Issaquah Dentist can restore your smile!
When you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, dental implants are a popular and attractive option to removable dentures. Patients appreciate the fact that implants remain in the mouth permanently and function exactly the same as natural teeth. If you have missing teeth, speak to Dr. Vanama about restoring them with dental implants. It is essential to do this as soon as possible to prevent problems with:
Why Our Patients Love Dental Implants
Normally, you would have to travel to another office to get your implant placed. At Discovery Dental, we have an implant specialist on site so you’ll see our team from start to finish.
According to the American Dental Association, dental implants have a 95 percent success rate with natural bone and an 85 to 90 percent success rate with grafted bone.
You can smile, eat, and speak confidently knowing that your implants won’t fall out and that others have no idea you have had dental restoration completed at all.
The whole team at Discovery Dental makes a dental visit feel like a family gathering. Dr. Vanama and her team went above and beyond to solve an issue that seemed impossible. I am smiling now because of them.
Monty H., Actual Patient
The Process of Receiving Dental Implants
You must have sufficient bone strength in the area to receive the dental implant for Dr. Vanama to complete the procedure. If you do not, you will need a bone graft first. This involves removing a small amount of bone from one area of your mouth and transferring it to the implant area. After completing an oral exam, X-rays, and impressions of your mouth, your dentist in Issaquah is ready to start the first phase of providing you with dental implants.
An important benefit of dental implants is that they provide you with artificial tooth roots as well as replacement teeth. Our onsite implant specialist will place small titanium rods into your jaw bone. These serve as your new roots. You’ll need to wait for your jaw and gums to heal and fuse with the implant in a process known as osseointegration.
Once healed, Dr. Vanama attaches an abutment and a crown to the titanium post. Dental implants are constructed of porcelain and metal, which makes them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.