Patients who are quite unfamiliar with various restorative dental treatments may not know about dental implants. It is a type of procedure that grants patients a second chance for their smiles. Dentures may have always been the go-to treatment for those who have missing teeth, but nowadays more and more people prefer dental implants.
What sets dental implants apart from other restorative procedures, is its ability to replace not only the crown of the teeth but also its roots. Implants are screw-like devices surgically placed on the jaw bone to serve as the roots. Depending on the number of missing teeth that need to be replaced, dental crowns, bridges or dentures will be used.
At Amin Taba, DDS, we offer single-tooth and multiple implant tooth replacements. Patients who are good candidates for the procedure include:
- Those with missing teeth
- Extensive decay
- Patients with sufficient jaw bone to support the implants
- An excellent overall health state
For those who are in need of the procedure but are quite hesitant for they do not know what to expect, we got you covered! Here are the things that take place during the treatment.
As with every dental procedure, it all starts with a consultation with the dentist. During this appointment, the dentist may perform a thorough examination, x-rays, and take teeth impressions. It allows the dentist to get a clearer view of the needs of the patient. The process is essential for them to custom-create a treatment plan that would deliver favorable results. The dentist may also discuss the things to expect, treatment time frame, and the things to do for faster recovery.
The implants would then be surgically and strategically placed on the jaw bone based on the treatment plan created by the dentist. To guarantee a comfortable experience, anesthetics can be provided by the dental professional. After its placement, temporary crowns will be attached while waiting for the surgical site to heal.
As soon as the tissues on the site heal, the permanent prosthesis (crowns, bridges, or dentures) will be placed to complete the restoration.
Restore and strengthen your teeth through Dental Implant Services in Kenmore, WA. Call us at Amin Taba, DDS to book your appointment. We are located at 5701 NE Bothell Way, Suite 3, Kenmore, WA 98028.