Dental Implants in Monroe, WA
If missing teeth have ever prevented you from eating tough foods or smiling in pictures, our team would love to talk to you about dental implants. Implants are able to mimic the appearance and stability of natural teeth in a way that other restorations can’t, and patients often prefer them over other restorative methods due to how long they last. To learn more about our services or schedule a consultation, please contact our team!Contact Us
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are often the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. Patients tend to like dental implants because they:
- Look, feel, and function similarly to natural teeth
- Can be treated like natural teeth; no special care required
- Help maintain face shape and jawbone health
- Can last patients decades or even the rest of their lives
How are dental implants placed?
Dental implants are placed in small holes that are drilled into the jawbone. The titanium post will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. The healing process takes a few weeks, and it creates a very stable base for the artificial tooth. The next appointment will involve placing your custom implant crown. While your gums and jawbone are healing, we can create a temporary restoration to fill in the gap, and once your permanent implant crown is placed, you are free to resume eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence!
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Patients who want to receive one or more dental implants should be in general good health and have a healthy jawbone that can support an implant. If your jawbone tissue has deteriorated, our team can perform a bone graft procedure first to restore the strength and health of your jawbone. Patients who smoke regularly or have an autoimmune disorder are not always good candidates for implants, but we can go over your lifestyle and medical history with you during your consultation and make a decision based on your unique situation.CONTACT US