Dental Implants in Washington
Now patients who are missing teeth have a strong, beautiful alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. Dental implants will improve your smile and your lifestyle. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Implants can also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping.
After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Mace can tell you whether you are a candidate for dental implants. While Dr. Mace does not place dental implants, he has a close working relationship with a specialist who does (stlouisdentalimplants.com). Together they can determine what type of implant design best suits your particular needs. The first stage of the procedure involves careful planning, imaging and design to ensure a successful outcome. During the surgical procedure, a titanium post is implanted into the jawbone for each missing tooth or for the new teeth that will anchor a bridge or denture. Nature will take its course, allowing your bone tissue to fuse with the titanium post. This creates a solid foundation.
Once the implants are secured, your dentist will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.
By imitating an entire natural tooth, from the root up, dental implants offer a prosthetic that closely mimics nature. The result? Dental implant patients enjoy restored function, which allows a healthy diet of hard-to-chew foods. Speech may also improve. Research has proven that implants last longer and have a higher success rate than any other alternative known to dentistry. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your quality of life.