If you have lost one or more teeth, don't despair. You can regain your appearance and smile strength with dental implants, today's optimal tooth replacements. At Emerson Dental in Fircrest, WA, your dentist, Dr. Phuong Nguyen, places these amazing prosthetics right into the jaw.
if you lose teeth...
You also lose jaw bone integrity, biting and chewing function, and self-confidence. The teeth you still have drift toward the empty sockets, becoming weak and misaligned. Your best option going forward is immediate tooth replacement with dental implants.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Osseointegration is key to dental implant success. A single-tooth implant has three parts, a titanium screw, or root, a metal post and a porcelain crown. As soon as your dentist inserts the device into your jaw, it begins to bond with your jaw bone.
The American Dental Association (ADA) says this process is called osseointegration, and it literally means "combines with the bone." Given sufficient healing time, the implant and bone become one and readily accept the post and crown at a later date. Osseointegration allows:
- A strong jaw bone (no further recession of bone)
- Stable biting and chewing
- A foundation for the post and crown that feels and behaves just like a natural tooth
Frankly, no other tooth replacements do what dental implants do.
Are implants right for you?
Dr. Nguyen will help you determine that. You need enough bone in your jaw to support implants. X-rays will reveal your jaw bone structure. If you have sufficient bone, you can proceed with treatment planning and the in-office placement. If you get nervous about dental procedures, don't worry. The implant procedure is very comfortable, and in a few months, you'll have your new tooth.
Dental implants help people missing several or all their teeth. They can secure bridges and full dentures for unparalleled oral function.
Why not begin your journey to a renewed smile? Rebuild yours with dental implants from your dentist, Dr. Phuong Nguyen at Emerson Dental in Fircrest. She'll keep you informed on all the details, and we know you'll love the results. Call the office for an implant consultation: (253) 565-2895.