Dental Implants in Lynnwood
Dentists, Lynnwood, WA
Dental Implants services Lynnwood
Unless you are looking forward to a visit from the tooth fairy, a missing tooth is not good. 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 installing upper or lower dental implants. As experienced teeth implant dentists in Lynnwood, WA, we offer effective solutions to improve your smile and dental health.
Why let a missing tooth or teeth cause you to frown? We’ll give you a reason to smile again. We are tooth implant dentists who use advanced technology when performing restorative dentistry. Our primary goal is to ensure your dental implants look perfect and are a natural fit. Some of the reasons our patients require tooth implants include:
Missing Tooth or Teeth
Severe Decay on One or More Teeth
Irreparably Damaged Teeth
Root Canal Problems
Severe Periodontal Disease
Extreme Tooth Wear
Congenital Tooth Defects
Cost of Dental Implant
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.
Contact us at (425) 778 5665 to schedule an appointment at our dental office. We proudly serve clients in Lynnwood, WA.
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. For more information click Dental Implants.
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Frequently asked Dental Implant questions
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the replacements for your tooth and its root. They are typically made from titanium or other similar metal that is surgically embedded or implanted into the jawbone. During healing the bone material grows into the implant.
Do I need dental implants?
If you have missing teeth, first visit your family dentist to discuss the treatment options available to you.
Are dental implants painful?
Having pain immediately after dental implant surgery is normal. As healing progresses, any pain or swelling should subside over 5 to 7 days after the procedure. Your dentist may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics. However, if your implant becomes painful or notice bleeding, contact your dentist. You may be developing peri-implant and lose the implant.
How much dental implant costs?
At Lynnwood Dental Studio, 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 placement of the implant, abutment, and crown.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line so that your dentist can mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. Thus, anyone with adequate bone in the jaw can get an implant. However, some people may not be good candidates to get an implant. Those include young individuals whose jawbones have not stopped growing, pregnant women, heavy smokers, people with uncontrolled diabetes, connective-tissue diseases, hemophilia, and other immune deficiencies. Visit your dentist to find out whether you would be good candidate for implants.
Can I have multiple dental implants?
Yes. It is possible to get an implant just for one tooth (one implant and one crown), several teeth (implants with supported bridges), or all your teeth (implant-supported full bridge or full denture). Only your dentist can determine a viable option for you.
How long a dental implant last?
With regular follow-up visits, and good oral care implants can last for 10 years or more.
Are dental implants expensive?
Dental implants cost seems to be high, but when you consider the benefits that you will get from a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile with an implant, you can figure out that the cost is justified. Placing a dental implant is not a simple procedure like getting a crown; it involves precise technical and aesthetic considerations.
You can have other teeth replacement options that may lower your upfront costs, but in the long run, you will continue to pay that cost over and over, making them expensive compared to dental implants.
Are dental implants better than fixed ridges?
Initially you may pay less for a dental bridge, but it may need to be replaced at some point. On the other hand, implants that are fixed to the jaw bone lasts longer and gives you beautiful smile with functional teeth. They feel and function like normal teeth.
Do I have enough bone to place a dental implant?
You should be having enough bone to support your implant. If you do not have enough bone, your dentist or prosthodontist can rebuild it for you by a procedure called “bone augmentation or grafting.” Although bone grafting is not required for every implant, it is the key to placing implants in the upper back jaw where bone quantity may be insufficient due its proximity to the sinus.
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