Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
posted: Sep. 13, 2021.
Replace the missing teeth and complete your smile with dental implants from your qualified dentist, Dr. Obiora Nkwonta of Lake City Way Dental Center. Visit us at any of our two offices located in Ranier and Lake City, Seattle, WA.
What is the dental implant procedure?
It’s an outpatient surgery performed to replace a missing tooth. The procedure is the favorable replacement option when the tooth roots are also damaged. The tooth root will be replaced with a metal screwlike post, and the crown will be attached to it using a special material.
How is it performed?
Not everyone can get a dental implant. Before recommending the treatment, your dentist will evaluate your health by taking x-rays and making tests to check if you have any cavities and examine your jawbone strength. The jawbone strength is a critical factor in the surgery, as it is needed to support the posts. After making sure that everything is all right, the metal posts will be placed inside your jawbone. You will then wait until the titanium inside the posts completely fuses with the jawbone, forming a stable base for the artificial tooth. When the artificial root is ready, your dentist will attach the crown to replace the tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many advantages of the dental implant procedure in Ranier and Lake City, Seattle, WA. The first and most important one is that they look and function the same as the natural teeth. They can tolerate the process of chewing and biting without being broken as the material that is forming the implants is strong. Also, they don’t require any special care except for the usual daily hygiene as they can’t decay.
To get the full benefits of the dental implants surgeries in Ranier and Lake City, Seattle, WA, and receive the best dental care, visit your dentist, Dr. Nkwonta of Lake City Way Dental Center. Call (206) 329-1100 for the Ranier, Seattle, WA, office, and (206) 363-1828 for the Lake City, Seattle, WA, office.