If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a great choice to fill that void. They may be more costly and take slightly longer to complete than bridges or traditional dentures, but they give you what the other options can’t.
Longevity is a prime bonus with implants. If you are healthy at the time of surgery, if your surgeon is properly trained, and if your implants are properly cared for, they can last as long as you do. Part of that longevity is thanks to the titanium posts and ceramic crowns from which they are made. The titanium posts are surgically installed into your jaw for a sturdy anchor, so they don’t rely on the surrounding teeth for support, like bridges and dentures do.
Since dental implants are embedded directly into your jaw, they provide a solid foundation for your neighboring teeth. Implants protect those teeth by maintaining bone levels, preventing drifting and shifting of teeth, bone loss, tooth loss, and maintain soft tissue support. With nothing in the gum for bone to cling to like a root, bone loss will occur, which will eventually lead to more tooth loss, and then more bone loss - a vicious cycle leaving you with a mouthful of nothing.
Ability to eat the foods you love
Increased comfort over traditional dentures or bridges
Long term results
Improved ability to speak clearly
Improved oral hygiene
Implants are not all function, either; they can improve your overall appearance, as well. After the post is surgically implanted into your jaw and has healed, the ceramic life-like tooth is affixed to the post. With a natural look and elimination of the embarrassing possibility of denture wires poking out when you smile, you can flash your beautiful pearly whites with more confidence. And they feel more like your original teeth, so you won’t have to go through that uncomfortable adjustment stage as with the other options.
Contact Santiago Dental Wellness (425) 392-4888 today to discuss your dental implant options!
Santiago Dental Wellness would like to welcome you to join our Issaquah dental practice family. Our goal is simple-to provide you with an overwhelmingly positive experience while we deliver you exceptional detistry for your whole family. To ensure that you are receiving the latest in dental advancements, Drs. Kimberly and Jed Santiago have attended extensive continuing education courses.
Every visit with the team at Santiago Dental Wellness includes in-depth discussion about you, your concerns and your desires surrounding your dental care. This helps us ensure that you have an active hand in your healthcare. For pediatric pations (whom we love to introduce to dental treatments!), we always talk with parents or guardians before and after any treatments to maintain an open line of communication.
At Santiago Dental Wellness, we believe visit to a dental office should be an amazing, friendly experience. At Santiago Dental Wellness, we want you to feel like part of our team. From your first visit with Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Jed Santiago, you will be treated with care, respect and comfort. We offer a range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry. We strive to serve the majority of your dental related needs so you can maintain a healthy, happy smile.
Many people had the experience of visiting a dentist in Issaquah, WA who was more interested in completing procedures than in providing trustworthy, understanding-based care for patients. Our philosophy is to always listen to your needs in a supportive, non-judgemental manner. You can trust us to recommend treatments that we feel will be best for you based on your preferred lifestyle. That is our pledge, and it is what makes us unique among dentists in Issaquah, WA.