If you’re missing teeth and you smile is incomplete, it’s common to feel self-conscious and hesitant to smile because of how it may look. The good news is that you don’t have to be stuck with that incomplete smile, since you can get a perfectly natural, and comfortable tooth replacement from New Wave Dental Smiles, your local Burien dentist.
Dental implants are the perfect solution to a missing tooth, for a long-term solution that will have you smiling again like you used to. If you need a tooth replacement, just contact us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll see if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants are the new standard of care for replacing missing teeth, designed to replace an individual tooth or be used to stabilize dentures and large bridges for multiple missing teeth. The implant itself is a small metal post, that is surgically inserted below your gums, anchoring to your jawbone to create a stable platform to attach a custom replacement tooth that matches your existing teeth. The end result is basically a brand new tooth and a completely natural looking smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The goal of a dental implant is to create the most secure and comfortable platform for attaching your new tooth. To do that, the dental implant first needs to fuse itself to your jawbone. Just like how your other teeth are fused with the jawbone at their root, the implant will function as the root for your new tooth. After your gums heal and the implant has become fused, your dentist will place a small extension on the implant, called an abutment. The abutment will serve as the connecting piece between your new tooth and the implant.
In order to create your new tooth, your dentist will take a scan and a mold of your teeth. Using the images from the scans and the mold as a guide, and advanced dental technology, we create a replica out of a special material, that looks and feels similar to your natural teeth. After the new tooth is attached to the abutment, you’re good to go with you new smile!
What Should I Expect When Getting A Dental Implant?
Not all patients are eligible to receive dental implants, since they require optimal gum health, as well as enough bone in your jaw to support the implant. Before you start the implant process, Dr. Bajwa will take a CT-scan of your mouth, which will allow us to assess your oral health, and see if you can support an implant.
One big factor when considering getting an implant is recovery time. There is approximately a 6-month recovery period after the surgery of placing the implant. Only until after that 6 month period passes, can the crown be placed on the implant to complete your smile.
Contact Us To Restore Your Radiant Smile!
If you’re looking to replace your missing teeth so you can smile again, contact us at New Wave Dental Smiles and schedule an appointment. We proudly offer our dental implants and all of our other dental services to the families of Burien and the surrounding areas.
If you have any questions about dental implants, or any of our other general or cosmetic dental treatments, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you get all of the information you need. We look forward to the opportunity to help you get your smile back!