The Permanent Solution to Replace Missing Teeth
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, call our office and speak to Dr. Vanama about restoring them with dental implants.
It is essential to do this as soon as possible to prevent problems with:
- Facial sagging
- Several other issues
Why Our Patients in Issaquah Love Dental Implants
Specialist On Site
High Success Rate
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 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 these 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. They are constructed of porcelain and metal, which makes them indistinguishable from your natural teeth.