Dental Implants At Redmond Art of Dentistry
Life without a full smile can be daunting, and for many patients the consequences of tooth loss can be debilitating. Missing one or more teeth takes a toll on your self esteem and even the way you’re able to eat or speak becomes a daily challenge. At Redmond Art of Dentistry, Dr. Bickel believes every patient deserves to feel confident and healthy in a smile that is functional, beautiful and strong. With special training in dental implant technology, he offers modern treatments with dental implants to provide strong and natural looking results. Give us a call at (425) 883-1331 to schedule your consultation at your family and cosmetic dentist in Redmond, Bellevue and Sammamish!
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants have quickly revolutionized the world of dentistry as the standard of modern tooth replacement. Made up of of small titanium rods carefully placed into the jawbone, dental implants attach to tooth-colored dental crowns for a radiant and natural looking smile. These personalized dental restorations are permanently fixed into the mouth and matched to look and feel like your natural teeth for a smile you can feel confident in!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many unique advantages over traditional dentures or dental crowns and bridges. Ask yourself if one or more of these benefits may be right for you:
- Integrated into the jawbone to prevent rapid bone deterioration after tooth loss
- Acts as a strong tooth root anchored into your bone by osseointegration.
- Appear as lifelike as your natural teeth and can be just as easy to maintain
- Dental implants have an exceptional success rate at 97% and can last a lifetime
- Can be placed without having to alter adjacent teeth
Dental implants are the only form of restorative dental treatment option to replace both the tooth root and the dental crown, providing a strong structural base much like a natural, healthy tooth.
Advantages of dental implants over a bridge
Dental implants are as lifelike as your natural teeth. They both look and feel like your tooth was never missing. Because implants are integrated into your bone via osseointegration, you d not lose bone or get gingival recession that is often associated with a bridge. Your peers will not be able to tell that your tooth is really an implant
By getting a dental implant, there is no need to alter the adjacent teeth in anyway. When you get a bridge, adjacent teeth need a crown on them in order to support the pontic “fake tooth.” With a dental implant, the adjacent teeth need no alteration and remain in their natural state.
Time has shown that dental implants have a high success rate and are predictable.
A dental implant is just like your natural teeth. You will be able to flossing in between the implant and adjacent as opposed to a bridge where it can be a challenge to floss beneath it.
How long does the treatment take?
A dental implant is a team effort between your general dentist and a periodontist or oral surgeon.
- Typically it takes 3-4 months for the implant to be fully integrated into your jaw. During the waiting period you will have a temporary placed so you won’t have to go with a gap in your mouth.
- After the dental implant has been fully integrated an impression will be taken for the fabrication of your crown
- Your next visit will consist of evaluating the implant crown for proper fit and aesthetics, and will then be permanently placed
Risks of Tooth Loss
After losing one or more teeth due to age, decay or a dental injury you may feel uncertain about visiting the dentist for help. However, missing teeth may lead to increased risks for developing gum disease, bite misalignment disorders such as TMJ pain or TMD, increased risks for infection, jawbone deterioration and further tooth loss over time. If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Bickel encourages you to give the office a call at (425) 883-1331 to schedule a consultation in a warm and supportive atmosphere.
Our Dental Implant Process
At Redmond Art of Dentistry, Dr. Bickel and his team work carefully to create a positive and comfortable experience at the dentist, every time. When you come in for a dental implant, the process begins by taking dental X-rays and forming a detailed impression of the mouth and teeth. From this impression, the team will partner with you to determine the ideal size, shape and shade of the dental crown to serve as your replacement tooth. Using calming sedation dentistry, the dental implant is carefully integrated into the jaw to fuse with the surrounding bone, in a process known as osseointegration. Once secured into place, the dental crown is securely attached into place. After treatment, dental implants look and feel like natural healthy teeth and are often mistaken for your natural smile.
Dental Implants in Redmond, Bellevue and Sammamish
Visiting the dentist isn’t easy for everyone, especially after noticing a change in your dental health. But at Redmond Arts of Dentistry, we dedicate ourselves to our patients to help them feel at home, able to ask questions, and welcomed to provide feedback in a judgement-free environment. When you visit your local family and cosmetic dentist, we put your health and comfort at the forefront of caring for you. Give us a call at (425) 883-1331 or stop in to get to know our team!