Dental Implants Puyallup
Although today dental implants are common, the first known implants were discovered by archaeologists in a Mayan mandible where shells fragments were used for the implant. Fast forward to the 1950s, and research began to show that bone could grow around and adhere to titanium in teeth as good initial implant technology.
This led the way to the creation of dental implants at a reasonable cost that allow your dentist to secure everything from crowns to dentures firmly without major surgery, making your life and treatment a lot easier.
In the past, if you lost teeth, all your dentist could do was create a dental bridge or dentures, which was time consuming and cost quite a bit. Today’s titanium implants resemble a screw, and mimic the surface of a root. You can call us to learn more about dental implants and their cost.
The jawbone accepts the dental implants and it can support a wider selection of replacement types, allowing your dentist to fit you with the perfect permanent replacement without major surgery.
Tooth Implants Puyallup
The securing of an implant begins with your dentist surgically creating a small hole in the jaw in which to position the implant itself.
In most cases, the procedure can be done with a local anesthesia and takes two or three months for the dental implant to be secured to the jawbone.
(A newer procedure sometimes allows dentists to place the implant immediately into the hole left when a tooth is pulled, but this cannot always be done.)
After everything has healed, and the implant is completely secured to the bone, your dentist can begin the next stage which is taking the impression of your teeth in order to have the correct size for your new implant.
Also important is having the correct bite. The new crown will be made from the impression and later fitted into the previously empty space. In some cases, a removable denture may be created.
Denture Implants Puyallup
Your dentist will be able to match the color of the crown to your existing smile, so your smile won’t give away the fact that you have had implants surgery. If you have had dentures, denture implants can improve your life in many ways, not the least of which is that the arduous removal and cleaning process is eliminated.
Dentures that have slipped a bit in the past and caused slurring of speech or discomfort while eating will be bothering you no more. The success rate of denture implants is nearly 100% and can possibly last the rest of your lifetime!
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Dental Cleanings
- Dentures & Partial Dentures
- Kids Dentistry
- Laser Services
- Periodontal Dentistry
- Patient Resources
- Root Canal Therapy
Call us today to learn more about dental implants.