More than half of Americans ages 20-64 are missing at least one tooth, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You can replace your missing tooth, restore your smile, and preserve proper mouth function with a permanent dental implant from Redmond Smiles Family & Implant Dentistry in Redmond, Washington. Dental implants look and perform like natural teeth. Redmond Smiles provides advanced functional and cosmetic dental care to men, women, teens, and children in Redmond and surrounding areas. Call today or book an appointment online.
Nobody wants to lose a permanent tooth. Whether you lost your tooth to trauma, infection, decay, or were merely born missing one, the gap in your gum line probably makes you feel self-conscious. A missing tooth can also cause other problems, such as:
A dental implant is a titanium metal post capped by a false tooth (i.e., crown) that your Redmond Smiles dentist surgically implants into the empty tooth socket, through the gum line, and down to the jaw, where it fuses with the bone over time. Once the implant has “taken,” it functions just like a natural tooth.
Dental implantation takes four to five appointments and several months to complete. In the meantime, you wear a temporary false tooth to hide the gap.
Your Redmond Smiles dental surgeon devises an individually tailored plan for you. Your dentist then:
You need a few months for your jaw and gums to heal and fuse to the implant completely. Once your Redmond Smiles dentist gives you the OK, you can use and clean your implant as you would a natural tooth.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement and function like natural teeth. They also:
Get the most permanent and natural-looking type of tooth replacement by calling Redmond Smiles Family & Implant Dentistry for dental implant surgery. You can also book an appointment by using the online form.