Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace your missing tooth roots. At Enhanced Smiles, they are surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as anchors for replacement teeth. The implants themselves do not move or shift because they are anchored to the bone in your jaw. This makes dental implants an extremely stable option for replacing missing teeth. The dental implant is fused with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration takes a few weeks to complete and ensures that you won’t have to worry about slippage like you would with dentures. Because dental implants fuse to your bone, they also help to prevent bone loss and preserve the natural shape of your face.
Dental implants are made from titanium, which is biocompatible and doesn’t interact negatively with the body. They are also implanted below the gum line, which means they aren’t exposed to your oral cavity. They won’t decay or cause any other issues. However, brushing and flossing around the implants is essential, just as you would do around natural teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth when adequately cared for by a dentist. They’re so successful at restoring smiles that people with implants have shown improved speech, chewing ability, and quality of life. They are a long-term solution that can last for decades with proper care and maintenance from your dentist.
To learn more about dental implants, visit Enhanced Smiles at 411 Strander Blvd Suite 105, Tukwila, WA 98188, or call (206) 575-1000. You can enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile for many years with proper oral care and regular dental visits.