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What Are Dental Implants?
Silverdale, WA

Model of Nobel Biocare dental implant with titanium post and crown from Peninsula Prosthodontics in Silverdale, WA

Components of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a recent addition to the options available for tooth replacement, having been in use since their first successful implantation in 1965. Since their first placement, dental implants have undergone numerous developments, making them better, stronger, and more reliable. Dental implants consist of three components:
•  Implant screws: These are the parts that are actually inserted into your jawbone. As you heal, your bone fuses with them in a natural process known as osseointegration. This process stabilizes the implants within your jaw, enabling them to securely hold your new teeth in place.
•  Abutments: The abutments are the connectors that provide stability for your replacement teeth. These components are placed on the ends of the implants.
•  Crowns: The crowns, typically made from ceramic, are your replacement teeth. They replace the visible portion of your missing teeth, restoring your abilities to bite, chew, and speak. They also restore the appearance of your smile.

Dental Implant Treatment Options

Dental implants are a versatile treatment that can be used in different tooth loss situations. To meet numerous needs, there are several different types of dental implants. Implant options include:
•  Single tooth. With this treatment, a single implant holds a single crown, replacing an individual tooth.
•  Multiple teeth. Two or more crowns are supported by one or more implants. This type of treatment is often called an implant supported bridge.
•  Full arch replacement. When you are missing an entire arch of teeth, a common treatment is an implant supported denture. This treatment uses anywhere from 3 to 8 implants to support your new teeth. This also includes specialized procedures such as the All-on-4 Treatment Concept as well as the Trefoil System.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including:
•  The crowns look just like your natural teeth. Ceramic can be made to blend in perfectly, and the material reflects light just like tooth enamel.
•  They feel completely natural.
•  They function just like your natural teeth. You can go back to enjoying all of your favorite foods. Additionally, your speech is also restored, and you do not need to worry about relearning how to speak.
•  They are comfortable. Your teeth are supported by the implants rather than your gums.
•  The implants restore stimulation to your jawbone, stopping and preventing further bone loss in your jaw.

When you lose your teeth, no matter whether it is just one, several, or all, replacing them is crucial for giving you back your quality of life. Call Peninsula Prosthodontics today at (360) 328-1880 to schedule your appointment and find out if dental implants are the right option for you.

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