Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Dental implants are a popular choice for several reasons. They look and feel like real teeth, restoring the natural functions of lost teeth and enhancing the smile. They eliminate the need for removable dentures, improve the ability to eat and chew, and can help preserve the jaw bone and reduce bone resorption. Dental implants also help to avoid the need to cut down adjacent teeth and can improve the overall quality of life by restoring the ability to chew, improving speech, and preserving the health of the surrounding bone and gums. People may also choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, restore the normal appearance of the mouth after an accident, or improve their smile.

Our Seattle Dentists are experts at their craft and are happy to help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. 

What is a dental Implant?

Dental Implants by Seattle dentist at Innovate Dentistry

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots typically made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a prosthetic tooth or bridge. They serve as a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth, resembling and functioning like real teeth. They require good general and oral health, adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant, and healthy gum tissues free of periodontal disease. Dental implants offer several advantages, including a natural look and feel, restoration of lost teeth’s natural functions, and the ability to improve the overall quality of life. They also require the same care as real teeth and have a high success rate with proper maintenance.

Dental Implants VS Dentures

  1. Improved Comfort and Stability: Dental implants provide unmatched stability and comfort compared to dentures, which can sometimes slip or cause discomfort when speaking or eating.

  2. Enhanced Aesthetics: Implants are designed to mimic natural teeth closely, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile.

  3. Long-Term Durability and Lifespan: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

  4. Preservation of Jawbone Health: Implants help preserve natural jawbone structure, preventing bone loss, which is a common issue with traditional dentures.

  5. Prevention of Damage to Adjacent Teeth: Unlike dentures, dental implants do not require the support of adjacent teeth, leaving healthy structures intact.

  6. Easy Care and Maintenance: Patients with dental implants can brush and floss like normal, while caring for dentures can be more challenging, especially with messy adhesives often necessary to hold them firmly in place.

  7. Improved Fit and Comfort: Implant-supported dentures are custom-made to snap onto just a few dental implants, providing a more comfortable and reliable tooth replacement option compared to traditional dentures.

  8. Better Chewing Ability: Dental implants may provide a preferable comfort level and better chewing than dentures. You can eat foods with dental implants that you could never eat with dentures. 
sensitive teeth - dental implants allow you to eat foods like apples

In Conclusion

Overall, dental implants offer a more natural look and feel, improved stability, and long-term benefits compared to traditional dentures.

Implants have become the preferred standard of care when replacing missing, damaged, or deformed teeth. Innovative Dentistry is Seattle’s top choice for dental implants. We utilize the latest in guided implant technology by using a Cone Beam CT scanner.

If you think you’re a good candidate for Dental Implants, please us at (206) 622-2999 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your options!