If you have lost a single tooth, you should visit our Redmond dentist office. It has become increasingly less common for adults to experience complete or major tooth loss. Instead, thanks to modern dentistry, most adults are keeping the majority of their teeth and only losing one or two over time. If you are in this situation, you are certainly more fortunate than those who do require a full set of prosthetics. However, this can often create additional challenges in terms of deciding how to replace that single tooth. We have what we believe to be the best solution for your long-term health and appearance and encourage you to visit our office for an examination to determine if you are a good candidate for a single dental implant.
When you visit our Redmond dentist office, we will conduct a physical examination and also take x-rays. This will allow us to determine the current condition and health of your jawbone and other teeth. When considering a solution like dental implants, it becomes important to address any other health issues that you're struggling with prior to the procedure. For example, if any of your other teeth are experiencing decay, we will want to remove the decay and restore those teeth before moving towards oral surgery.
A dental implant is an interesting option when it comes to dental prosthetics because it is the only solution that replaces both your missing root and tooth. All of the others will replace your tooth but use other means to hold it in place. With a dental implant, a small titanium post is implanted underneath your gums and secured to your jawbone. Since the body reacts to titanium like it would to any natural matter, bone will be deposited around the titanium post until the bone and post are fused together. This is known as the process of osseointegration and is incredibly beneficial for your health. First, the implant itself will serve to strengthen your jawbone and prevent resorption. Secondly, this is the most secure way to replace a tooth because you get the same durability and benefits you would from a natural tooth attached to a root.
The process of replacing your tooth with a single implant from our Redmond dentist office happens over the course of several months. First, you need to visit our clinic for a thorough examination. On a second appointment, we will complete the oral surgery and implant the actual post. Next, we will create your new tooth (dental crown) in the dental lab. Once the process of osseointegration is complete and your tooth is ready, it will be attached to an abutment that is secured to your implant. The entire process can take several months but it is worth it to have a tooth that looks, feels, and behaves like all of your other teeth.
We are entirely confident that your new tooth will look so amazing that you will find it difficult to determine which one of your teeth was replaced with an implant and which ones are perfectly natural. To learn more about this incredible solution, call our Redmond dentist office and schedule a consultation today.
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