Losing a tooth happens to people more often than you may realize. If you are dealing with the loss of a tooth, please know you are not alone. At Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry, we are here to help. If you’ve experienced a failed root canal or have a tooth that is severely damaged or fractured, implants may be your ideal restorative solution. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically inserted into your jawbone where a tooth is missing to anchor a crown, bridge, or denture. Your jawbone bonds with the implant, establishing a superior root system for your restoration. Dental implants offer amazing quality and look more natural than any other restoration available in dentistry today. Dental Implants replicate your original tooth, including cusps, contours and even roots. They prevent your bone from re-absorbing, which can adversely affect the entire mouth. Implants also don’t require any modification of adjacent teeth to achieve full function.
Most dentists require an oral surgeon to complete the two-step implant process, commonly partnering with an oral surgeon outside their practice for implant placement. Dually-trained in both phases of the implant process, Dr. Fisher oversees the implants procedure from start to finish, ensuring the most natural appearance and long-lasting performance. This comprehensive approach of offering both treatment phases at one location makes our Issaquah dental implants more convenient than other Eastside implants. What better way to renew the beauty and function of your smile?
Dr. Fisher performs your implant procedure in two stages. During the first step, she inserts your implant, or the titanium “root.” The second step is the placement of a restorative, all-porcelain crown. The implants process can take multiple appointments but for those who have spent years hiding a flawed smile, the small time investment is worth it. Dr. Fisher welcomes any questions you may have regarding this life-changing process.
Dental implants can also benefit those needing or currently wearing traditional dentures. Implants firmly anchor your dentures in several locations, significantly enhancing stability and allowing you to eat and speak without fear of your denture slipping. Patients who have upgraded from traditional dentures to implant supported dentures often can’t believe how snug and secure their new dentures feel.
We look forward to helping you to rediscover a smile that is not only beautiful, but one that is healthy and reliable too. Contact Issaquah dental implants dentist, Dr. Kelley Fisher, today, to explore the idea of smiling with natural comfort and confidence.