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What is Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry is a method used for replacing missing teeth. The goal of implant dentistry treatments in Sammamish at Kelley Fisher, DDS, is to restore the tooth’s function as well as to enhance aesthetics. Implant dentistry is a surgical procedure that involves the insertion of an implant root made of titanium into the jawbone. Titanium is the material of choice for the root not only because of its incredible strength but also because of its inert properties and the fact that it is not rejected by the body. A dental crown, bridge or denture that is similar to your natural teeth is then fitted to the root. The root acts as the anchor for the replacement teeth.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
Our implant dentistry service in Sammamish is the best option for tooth replacement for various reasons.
- The implants mimic the natural tooth in structure and appearance. No one will ever know that you had missing teeth.
- Because the root is implanted into the jaw, the implant will prevent bone loss in the jaw. Your jawbone will retain its fullness and you will retain the shape of your face.
- The replacement teeth are supported by a root implanted into the jawbone. They are not dependent on the surrounding teeth for support. They will therefore not affect the surrounding teeth.
- Dental implants are easy to maintain. Simply ensure that you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing daily as well as visiting your dentist for regular checkups.
How Does Implant Dentistry Work?
Step 1: Dental Implant Consultation
Dental implant surgery in Sammamish begins with a complimentary implant consultation. Dr. Kelley Fisher, will examine your gums and jaw to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Step 2: Implant Placement
If there is an adequate jawbone to act as a foundation for the titanium root, we will proceed with placing the implant into the jawbone. This is a procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. However, we also offer oral sedation for patients that require a little more to relax.
Step 3: Healing Period
Once the implants are placed, you will be allowed a 3 to 6 month waiting period for the healing of your gum and jawbone. This allows your jawbone to heal and grow around the implant to form a strong foundation for the replacement tooth.
Step 4: Place Your Restoration
We place the replacement tooth. This may include a dental crown, denture or support bridge.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today
Find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implant surgery in Sammamish by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Keller Fisher today.
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