Dental Implants in Lynnwood
Dentist, Lynnwood, WA
Your Smile is Important!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over the span of a few months. The dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. In turn, this artificial tooth root serves to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
Unless you are looking forward to a visit from the tooth fairy, a missing tooth is not good. Why let a missing tooth or teeth cause you to frown? It not only affects your appearance and self-confidence, but it can cause other dental problems over time. Shifting teeth, jaw problems, and even bone loss are just some of the issues that can arise. Let Lynnwood Dental Studio give you new teeth by providing Affordable Dental Implants that make your smiles come alive!
When do you need a Dental Implant?
Missing Tooth or Teeth
Severe Decay on One or More Teeth
Irreparably Damaged Teeth
Severe Root Canal Problems
Severe Periodontal Disease
Extreme Tooth Wear
Congenital Tooth Defects
Advantages of Dental Implants
Enhanced appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth. Since they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Improved speech. With traditional poor-fitting dentures, teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Superior comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Ease of eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Lasting Durability. Implants are exceptionally durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Very Convenient. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Dental Implant Procedure
The process of placing a dental implant involves multiple steps
Removal of damaged tooth (extraction)
Preparation of Jawbone (bone grafting), when needed
Placement of dental implant
Waiting for bone growth and healing
Placement of Abutment
Placement of artificial tooth (implant-supported crown or denture)
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How much does a dental implant cost?
At Lynnwood Dental Studio, the cost of an implant varies between $2500 and $5000 depending on the amount of existing bone, choice of material, and the number of steps required in the placement of the implant, abutment, and crown
Does dental insurance pay for the dental implant cost?
Dental insurance typically does not pay for dental implant placement. Some dental insurances may help pay for the implant crown portion. Unfortunately, in many cases, dental insurance considers dental implants to be an elective procedure although dental implants have become a standard of care for replacing missing teeth.
What Is Involved in Implant Dentistry?
During the consult and planning stage, the dentist will examine the site in the mouth where a dental implant is being considered as well as look at dental imaging studies (X-rays, panoramic films, and/or CT scans). At this time, the quality and quantity of jawbone are assessed to determine if more bone is needed at the site.
Once it is determined that a dental implant can be placed in the desired location, the patient will return for surgical procedures for the dental implant(s).
During all surgical procedures, the patient is usually given a local anesthetic to numb the surgical area as well as any other sedative necessary for comfort and anxiety.
The first stage of oral surgery. often involves a tooth or teeth extraction.
Often, an "alveolar bone graft" (cadaver or synthetic bone) is placed to achieve a solid base of bone for the implant. This site will be allowed to heal for two to six months. For a site that has no tooth and bone loss is present, it will require a different bone graft that is placed on top of the existing jawbone ("onlay bone graft"). This procedure is more involved and usually requires about six or more months of healing. In some instances, when enough bone is present, the damaged tooth can be extracted followed by the implant placement procedure at the same appointment. This procedure is called "immediate implant" placement.
In the situation where an implant is to be placed in the maxilla (upper jaw) in the back or posterior region, sometimes the available amount of bone may be limited by the presence of the maxillary sinus (air-filled space found in the bones of the face). "Sinus augmentation" or "sinus lift" is performed to raise the sinus floor and graft more bone into the sinus. This will make more bone available to support a dental implant.
Once the adequate, strong bone is present, the site is ready for the implant. At the implant placement appointment, the dental implant (titanium post) is placed into the bone with a special drill and tools. A "healing cap" is placed over the implant, the gum is stitched up, and the healing phase begins. During this healing phase, a temporary denture can be made to replace missing teeth for esthetic purposes.
Healing time depends greatly on the quality of bone present. Healing time is usually anywhere from two to six months. During this time, the implant becomes integrated with the bone. It's important to avoid placing any force or stress on the dental implant as it heals. Follow-up appointments to check the surgical site are typically done to ensure that no infection exists and healing is taking place.
After the required healing period, the dental implant is tested to determine whether it was successfully taken up by the surrounding bone. Once this has been confirmed, a prosthetic component is connected to the dental implant via a screw. This component is called an "abutment." It will serve to hold the replacement tooth or " crown". The dentist will take an impression (mold) of this abutment in the mouth and have the implant crown custom-made to fit.