Dental Implants and Bridges
Dental Implants – A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. Implants replace the natural tooth root to provide support and stability and improve aesthetics. With implants, you can improve your appearance and still enjoy all your favorite foods.
If you’ve experienced loss of a tooth due to dental decay or trauma, you know that it can be distressing and negatively affect your confidence. The good news is that using high-quality, modern dental treatments, your Woodinville dentist can provide a permanent tooth replacement option that dramatically improves your appearance and functions just like a natural tooth.
Beyond aesthetic concerns, though, missing teeth also affect your oral health, causing tooth alignment issues and deterioration of the jaw bone. Dental implants address these problems and have been used safely for many years with beautiful results.
Dr. Goel is sensitive to the problems experienced by patients with missing teeth, and our goal is to protect your oral health, restore your beautiful smile, and enhance your self confidence.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant has three separate components: the implant, the abutment, and the restoration. These three pieces work together to form the unit that is referred to as a dental implant. It is a fixed permanent solution and functions like a natural tooth.
The actual implant portion is made of titanium, a stable, biocompatible material that actually fuses with surrounding bone and tissue and becomes a part of the jaw bone. Once the implant has fully integrated with the jaw, the abutment portion is affixed to retain the dental restoration.
Why Is Permanent Tooth Replacement Important?
The benefit of a dental implant is that it fills the space left by the missing root and provides a stable and durable base for a dental restoration. Dental implants placed at our Bothell dental office also prevent deterioration of the jaw bone, keep surrounding teeth from shifting, and eliminate the sunken appearance left by a missing tooth.
When Is a Dental Implant Used?
When finished with a dental crown by Dr. Goel, dental implants work like a natural replacement for one or more missing teeth. Denture-wearers also enjoy the benefits of using dental implants because dentures can be held in place with dental implants for stability and to provide the wearer with added comfort.
At our Woodin Creek Dental office we offer convenient appointments and stress-free financing options for placement of dental implants.
Fixed Dental Bridges
While dental implants are becoming the tooth replacement method of choice for many dentists and patients, fixed dental bridges are also another very effective solutionused for decades before dental implant became popular. The purpose of a dental bridge is to fill the space left by a missing tooth.
The bridge is a unit that usually consists of two dental crowns attached to neighboring teeth and one or more artificial teeth to fill the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge is a fixed permanent solution that acts as a placeholder to prevent surrounding teeth from drifting into the empty space. It also solves the cosmetic problem of missing teeth.
Please Contact Our Office for a Complimentary Consultation
If you would like to restore the appearance of your beautiful smile and protect your oral health, we would be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation. We understand that there is a lot involved in making the decision to have a dental implant or restoration placed.
We are proud to offer personal care that is customized to fit your individual needs. Your busy lifestyle should not get in the way of your dental care, and we offer extended hours and Saturday appointments for your convenience. We also accept most major dental insurance plans and third-party payments and offer flexible financing options.
Please contact our Woodinville dental office for more information. We will take all the time necessary to help you decide if an implant or bridge is the best option for your unique situation.