If you are missing one or more teeth, you know that it can cause difficulty not only for the look of your smile but its function as well. To restore the health and appearance of your mouth and smile, our dentists, Dr. Troy Thomas or Dr. Paul Nguyen, may suggest installing a dental implant.
Dental implants are permanent solutions to lost teeth. They function the most like natural teeth out of all your replacement options and can last for a lifetime. Implants are made of two parts: the implant itself, usually a harmless titanium screw that acts like the root of the tooth, and the abutment, usually a crown or bridge that works like the visible surface of the tooth. These parts work together to restore your ability to chew and smile, as well as stimulating the jawbone and preventing loss of bone mass.
Dental implants are a great choice if you want to replace one or more teeth. If you have gaps in your smile and would like to explore the possibility of dental implants in Mercer Island, Washington, give Thomas Dentistry a call today at 206-230-6632 to learn more about your options. Our team would be happy to help you learn more!