Dental implants are a permanent and effective way to replace missing teeth and fill the gaps in your smile. They provide the foundation for replacement teeth so you can feel confident in your smile and comfortable with your replacement teeth. If you are missing teeth from periodontal disease or injury, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or want to keep your other teeth intact, dental implants are a good solution for you.
Why Dental Implants?
Implants are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw bone and replace the root of one or more missing teeth and will hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are the secure and supportive way to keep your mouth healthy when you are missing teeth. Made of titanium, they offer a secure fit and give support to dentures, bridges and single teeth so that they don’t move or shift in your mouth. Over time, dentures can start to come loose because the jawbone will shrink but implants keep the jawbone from shrinking and can last a lifetime with good care.
What is the Dental Implant Procedure?
The dentists at Lynnwood Dental Excellence center will consult with you to determine the best course of action if you need a dental implant. Your dentist will create a custom treatment plan depending on your specific condition. For example, your treatment plan will depend on if you need a bone graft, are replacing multiple teeth, need bone regeneration or are interested in our Teeth in an Hour procedure. These treatments differ but no matter which option you choose, your dentist at Lynnwood Dental Excellence Center will work with you to develop the best plan so you are comfortable and completely informed during every step of the process.
What is Teeth In One Hour?
Teeth in One Hour allows patients to receive functioning teeth on dental implants in just one procedure. Designed by Nobel, Biocare, this cutting edge procedure allows for a precise implant placement, which saves the patient time and pain. By taking CAT scans of the patient’s jaw bone, the dentist will be able to create a 3D model of the jawbone and plan the implant placement using virtual reality software. The patient does not have to be present for this process and the dentist is able to create a plan before the surgery. Working with the 3D model, the dentist and the surgeon work together to implant the prosthesis immediately after surgery. The patient will have less swelling and bruising and can get back to their daily life by the next day.