Although dental implants tend to be more expensive than other tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures, we do find them to be a worthwhile investment for many of our patients who visit Smile Studios. Dental implants have a high satisfaction rating and are often requested by individuals ready to replace missing teeth in a more permanent manner. Dental implants offer several benefits to patients, which make them a desirable choice for many. If you are located in the Redmond, Washington area and are considering a dentist who offers dental implants for tooth replacement, Dr. Tina Subherwal can assist!
First, it is vital that patients understand what a dental implant is and how it works. Dr. Tina Subherwal finds that describing the dental implant as a tooth root replacement made of a metal called titanium is an efficient way of educating patients on this type of restoration. The implant itself looks like a small screw. During oral surgery, Dr. Tina Subherwal inserts the implant into the bone of the jaw. It stimulates bone growth through a process called osseointegration. The bone grows around the implant, solidifying it within the bone, allowing it to function at its best. The top portion of the dental implant sits above the gumline and is called the abutment. It will enable the dentist to fix a restoration over the implant, including dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.
There are many advantages to using dental implants to restore one, several, or all the teeth in the smile. Below are just a few of the more common benefits they offer when compared to alternative treatments such as partial dentures, full dentures, and dental bridges:
Dr. Tina Subherwal and her team at Smile Studios in Redmond, WA, invite patients interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants to connect with her front office to request an appointment. The practice is located at 2720 152nd Avenue NE, Suite #190, and can be reached at (425) 584-3242. Her facility serves patients in Redmond, WA, as well as surrounding communities such as Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Sammamish, Issaquah, and Bothell.