Missing teeth can make eating and speaking difficult, uncomfortable or even painful. Fortunately, our team can offer an easy solution. Dental implants in Kirkland and Mercer Island, Washington, can act as effective and durable tooth replacements that can be customized to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Dental implants not only look great, but they work just like your natural teeth. Other tooth replacements might restore the appearance of your smile, but if all they do is replace the crown of the tooth, this could lead to other problems down the road. The roots of your teeth not only give your smile a strong foundation, they also stimulate the jawbone, preventing loss of bone mass.
Dental implants are made of two main parts: the post and the abutment. The post is a metal screw, generally harmless titanium, that is inserted into the jaw and acts like the root of the original tooth. After the post is placed and healed, our skilled dentists will then place the abutment, which is the part of the implant that simulates the visible surface of the tooth.
With both of these parts, your mouth can stay just as healthy and beautiful as with your original teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental implants and whether you are a candidate for this treatment, call Thomas Dentistry today at 425-821-2526 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Troy Thomas or Dr. Paul Nguyen.