Dental implants have changed your options in dentistry. At James Swanson General and Aesthetic Dentistry, we can help you restore your teeth giving you security and confidence in the look and function of your mouth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone. Dr. Swanson uses a titanium device that resembles a screw to provide you a strong base to place an artificial tooth where none was present. Titanium is a biocompatible metal that is frequently used by surgeons in various areas of the body to repair bone. Doctors have found that your living tissue is willing to heal around titanium through a process called osseointegration, making it a great choice for strength. After the implant has had a time to heal, Dr. Swanson will place a dental crown on it, giving you a strong permanent tooth.
Implants allow us to replace a single, multiple, or even a whole mouthful of missing teeth. You may not realize what we can do, patients who think that their mouths are doomed, may find that we are able to place a retention denture or partial held permanently in place with a dental implant. This is an extraordinary advancement in dentistry, with planning, we can have a patient walk into our office with zero teeth and leave the same day with a full mouth of teeth. Additionally, implants provide additional benefits compared to bridgework because they do not depend on neighboring teeth for structural support and cannot get cavities. Contact our Seattle office today for a consultation or more information. Implants provide the strength and durability that you have with your own natural teeth.
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Dental implants have significantly changed your options. With their high success rate, we just can not say enough good things. Give us a call today at (206) 633-1048 for more information about dental implants.