Dental Implants – Northgate & Green Lake, WA
Secure and Attractive Tooth Replacement
Tooth loss can take a big bite out of your quality of life. Missing teeth can make it more difficult to speak clearly, eat comfortably, and smile confidently. At Oak Tree Dental Care, we help patients suffering from tooth loss finally have their lives restored to normal with dental implants in Northgate. When it comes to secure, attractive, and long-lasting tooth replacement, nothing works better than this revolutionary treatment. That’s because while other options replace only the visible portion of missing teeth, dental implants rebuild the entire structure of your pearly whites both above and below the gumline. To start your journey towards a confident, complete smile, contact our office to schedule an initial visit today!
Why Choose Oak Tree Dental Care For Dental Implants?
- #1 Entire Dental Implant Treatment Completed Under One Roof
- #2 Team of Highly Trained & Experienced Dental Professionals
- #3 Permanently Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth
What Are Dental Implants?
Dentures and dental bridges don’t replace the roots of missing teeth, so they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to stability and comfort. Dental implants offer the ideal solution by replacing every part of a missing tooth both above and below the gumline. A dental implant is a small titanium post that can be inserted into the jawbone to mimic the roots of a missing tooth. Not only does this provide a sturdy foundation for the final restoration it supports, but it fuses with the jawbone to help keep it healthy and strong.
On top of the dental implant post is a small connector piece called an abutment that secures your replacement teeth. This crown, bridge or denture will be crafted out of high-quality materials and carefully designed to look just like the rest of your pearly whites, so it will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. Rebuilding your missing teeth from the roots up with dental implants essentially gives you a smile that looks, feels, and functions just like natural.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
Getting dental implants requires a multistep process that spans several months. While this may seem like a long time, the end results are well-worth the wait! In fact, most patients can expect their new dental implant to last a lifetime with the proper care. While every dental implant treatment is tailored to meet the unique goals and needs of each patient, there are typically four stages in the dental implant process: initial consultation and preliminary treatments, dental implant surgery, osseointegration and abutment placement, and delivery of final restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Thanks to their unique placement, dental implants offer a wide variety of important benefits that you simply can’t get with dentures and dental bridges, like:
- Tooth and Root Replacement– In addition to replacing a tooth, a dental implant restores the missing stability that the tooth’s root provides.
- Long-Lasting – With proper care, a dental implant can last 30 or more years up to a lifetime.
- High Success Rate – At the 10-year mark, the average success rate of dental implants is 95%.
- Functionality – You can expect to regain up to 75% or more of your original chewing capacity after the placement of a dental implant.
- Improved Appearance – A welcomed perk is that you’ll also have an attractive smile and more youthful appearance after receiving a dental implant.
- Self-Sufficient Structure – Whereas other replacement methods, like traditional crowns and bridges, rely on the surrounding teeth to stabilize the new fixture, dental implants are completely self-sufficient and require no alterations to any of your other teeth.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
As a sign of their versatility, dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple or a full set of missing teeth. Here’s how Dr. Moin or Dr. Tabatabaian can tailor care to accommodate your specific needs.
Missing 1 Tooth
To replace a single missing tooth, we’ll first place the dental implant and then allow time for adequate healing and for the fixture to fuse with the existing bone. Later, we’ll invite you back to our office to have a titanium abutment placed that will allow a final restoration (porcelain crown) to be securely attached.
Missing Multiple Teeth
While the traditional way to replace several missing teeth is with a dental bridge or a partial denture, these methods can be problematic because they rely on the other teeth to act as abutments. An implant-retained denture is a better option because it allows a set of prosthetic teeth to be securely and permanently fastened.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re missing a full set of teeth, you don’t have to worry about enduring the placement of dozens of dental implants. Instead, your dentist in Northgate will strategically insert four-to-six implants per arch. By them being attached to the jawbone at the safest and most advantageous angles, they provide a secure way to fully reconstruct your smile.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
At Oak Tree Dental Care, we understand that the cost of the dental implant procedure may be a concern of yours, given that dental insurance will typically only cover such aspects of the procedure as any pre-surgery restorative care and a portion of the cost of the prosthetic’s attachment. The best way, though, to receive an accurate quote is to visit our office for an examination. This way, one of our capable dentists can assess the condition of your oral health, determine the number of teeth that need to be replaced and to evaluate the amount of healthy jawbone you have remaining. Based on these factors, a price quote will be generated so you can plan accordingly.
The good news is that your investment will be well-worth it, considering that, with proper care, you can have a beautiful and functional smile for the rest of your life. To start rebuilding your smile with dental implants, contact us at Oak Tree Dental Care to request a visit today!