Dental Implants – Everett, WA
How You Can Replace Teeth to the Fullest
Unlike other methods of tooth replacement, such as dentures or dental bridges, dental implants work to replace the entire tooth structure. When we talk about tooth replacement and dental implants, we’re referring to the roots of teeth responsible for many important functions. Many of these functions are only restorable via dental implants, which is just another reason why we recommend them to many of our patients. If you’re interested in your eligibility for treatment, give our office a call!
Why Choose Albright Family Dental for Dental Implants?
- Implants Placed In-House for Added Convenience
- Mini Dental Implants Available
- Judgement-Free Dentists and Team Dedicated to Personalized Care
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you replace the entire root structure of teeth, not just the crown portion, you’re doing truly incredible things for your long-term smile and oral health. For example, replacing the root encourages blood flow to the soft tissues in your mouth. This means that nutrients essential to your oral health can more easily travel to your mouth and keep your skin looking youthful. On top of this, the titanium root stimulates your bone tissue, making sure that your biting force stays strong.
Additionally, there are no other tooth replacements that carry the same longevity as dental implants. On average, they last between 25 years and a lifetime, which is a stark contrast to dental bridges (avg. 10-15 yrs.) and dentures (7-10 yrs.) This means you’ll have lower costs overall because you’re not having to worry about maintaining your smile for years after the initial treatment.
Indications for Dental Implants
There are many ways we can replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to replace single, multiple, and even all the teeth in a single arch thanks to their versatility. Keep reading to learn exactly how we make it happen at Albright Family Dental!
Missing One Tooth
To replace a single tooth, one titanium implant is paired with a porcelain crown and an abutment that attaches them together. The abutment also keeps the crown stabilized as you eat your favorite foods. We always use porcelain crowns for the most natural-looking replacement tooth possible.
Missing Multiple Teeth
When you need multiple teeth replaced, you can dedicate a pair of dental implants to a single dental bridge. Since the implants are strong enough to hold a bridge, there’s no reason for removing existing tooth enamel to make room for a restoration, which is typical for dental bridges.
Missing All of Your Teeth
By placing a series of dental implants throughout your jaw, typically about four to six, you can replace all the teeth in your arch seamlessly. Full and partial dentures can be customized to not only fit with dental implants, but be either fixed or removable.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are significantly smaller and thinner than traditional dental implants. The reason they are smaller is because some patients do not have enough bone material to hold a traditionally-sized dental implant. Mini dental implants integrate with bone tissue more easily, therefore increasing the likelihood that you or a family member can have their smile restored via implants.
Start to Finish Convenience
In some practices, the dentist works with an implant specialist to have the surgical portion of your procedure performed outside of the office. At Albright Family Dental, not only can you get your implant restored, but you can get it placed all in the same location. We believe that by expanding our accommodations at the practice your implant treatment feels more convenient and your needs can be more effectively communicated.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Since dental implants are a highly customized treatment, it can be difficult to say what the cost will be until we’ve had a detailed examination of your mouth. Your needs, whether it’s having multiple dental implants placed or expanding your current bone volume via grafting procedures, will dramatically influence the total cost. Of course, that doesn’t mean your dental implants aren’t a worthwhile investment. Getting your needs nailed down now will ensure that your implant lasts for a very long time, require little maintenance, and fully restore your basic everyday functions.