A perfect smile should have perfectly aligned and bright teeth. Your teeth are an essential element in enhancing your confidence. For some, perfectly aligned teeth do not come easy. They have misaligned, damaged, or completely missing teeth. If this is you, we have an option–dental implants – the modern-day solution to restoring missing teeth. Dental implants are the most secure way to give you that natural-looking smile you so desire.
How do Dental Implants Look so Natural?
Dental implants are designed to restore the entire tooth structure. They do so in a manner that allows you to speak, bite, and smile naturally – restoring your tooth to function and appear as a natural tooth.
Dental implants are long-lasting and are the most stable method for replacing missing teeth. Implants not only fill the gaps where teeth are missing; they also replace the root of the tooth so that there is no resorption of the jawbone.
What is the Dental Implant Procedure Like?
The procedure for fixing dental implants involves oral surgery. Your dentist will first do a careful examination of the mouth area where they will implant the tooth. The assessment is to see if there is sufficient bone for the implant or see if you need a bone graft.
This first step of the dental implant procedure also involves examining the site for any damaged teeth. If this examination finds teeth in need of extraction, your dentist will do this first. Following any extractions, your dentist replicates your tooth’s natural root with an implant.
The next step is the healing process. The implant must be allowed adequate time to fuse itself to the jawbone. This process is called osseointegration when the implant integrates into the jawbone. While this is occurring, your dentist will take impressions of your natural bite and teeth. That is how the crown, abutment, or connector posts are constructed to be a custom fit to the patient. Attachment of the crown and abutment to the implant is the final step in the process. This whole treatment process takes several months.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
The benefits of dental implants include:
unlike dentures, implants are securely fitted to the jawbone, allowing the patient the freedom to eat all types of food again
dental implants restore the natural bite and chewing function
implants prevent the degeneration of the jawbone that usually occurs with tooth loss
Make an Appointment for Free Consultation for Dental Implants
If you are looking for dental implants and live in the Bellevue/Redmond areas, Dr. Tina Subherwal of Smile Studios can help you decide whether you are a candidate for dental implants. Call (425) 584-3242 to schedule an appointment. Smiles Studio and Dr. Subherwal will restore your confidence and give you something to smile about!
Dr. Tina Subherwal is a dentist with over 17 years of experience and extensive training in cosmetic and implant dentistry techniques.
She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City after being selected for its competitive accelerated dental degree program. Later, she followed the University of Southern California’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program which equipped her with advanced knowledge and experience in family and implant dentistry, as well as cosmetic services such as Invisalign and veneers.
Dr. Subherwal opened Smile Studios in Redmond, WA and has since been providing high-quality dentistry and compassionate care to the communities in the area. She has utilized the latest technologies at her office to help her patients achieve their best smiles.