Advanced Care Dentistry
Cosmetic, General & Specialty Dentistry located in Woodinville, WA
If you are missing teeth, dental implants offer a technologically advanced solution. At Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington, Thomas O. Marxen, DDS, MSD, Andrew Keith, DDS, and their team of dental experts can restore your smile with high-quality dental implants. To learn more or get started, schedule a dental implant consultation by phone or book online.
Dental Implants Q&A
Why should I replace missing teeth?
Your mouth functions best when all of its teeth are working together in harmony. When you’re missing teeth, it can lead to several oral health concerns, including:
- Difficulty speaking properly
- Problems chewing and eating
- Destabilized bite
- Shifting teeth
Missing teeth are also a cosmetic concern. The empty spaces in your smile can detract from its overall appearance and can even cause certain areas of your face to sag, making you look older.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the most advanced solutions for replacing missing teeth. They’re artificial tooth roots inserted into your jawbone during a minor procedure.
As you heal from the procedure, your implants fuse to your bone tissue. Just like a natural tooth root, your implant provides a strong and sturdy foundation for a restoration.
Dental implants can support a variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and even dentures. The team at Advanced Dental Care is adept in both the surgical placement of your implant and the fabrication and attachment of your restoration. They choose to use Ankylos implants by Dentsply Sirona®, one of the most trusted implant manufacturers.
How do dental implants compare to other restorations?
Dental implants boast significant advantages over many other traditional restorations.
Unlike a bridge, which replaces your missing tooth with an artificial tooth held in place by dental crowns, dental implants don’t require you to alter any of your natural tooth structures. Instead, your implant connects directly to your jawbone.
And because your implant connects to your jawbone, it provides healthy stimulation for the bone tissue in your jaw. This is not the case for bridges and dentures.
By stimulating your jawbone, your dental implants keep your bone tissue strong and prevent the bone loss typically seen in patients with dentures and bridges.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
If you want dental implants, you need to have healthy gums. The team at Advanced Care Dentistry will need to eliminate any signs of gum disease before proceeding with your implant procedure.
Dental implants also require a certain amount of bone tissue in your jaw to function properly. If you’re lacking healthy bone tissue, you might need to have a bone graft before your procedure.
To learn more about dental implants, or to start the process of replacing your missing teeth with Ankylos implants by Dentsply Sirona, schedule a consultation today by phone or book online.