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Benefits of Dental Implants – Tukwila, WA

Flawlessly Restore Your Smile and Confidence

Are gaps in your grin due to missing teeth wrecking your self-esteem? Are you fed up with a denture that keeps slipping out of place when you’re just trying to eat or talk? If so, it may be time to invest in dental implants. These biocompatible titanium posts are often considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Not to mention, our very own Dr. Lance Timmerman can place and restore them in-house! If you’re interested in learning about the plethora of benefits of dental implants, give us a call today, or simply keep reading below.  

man in blue polo smiling with dental implants in Tukwila

Look and Feel Your Best

elderly couple smiling and wearing matching gray sweaters

Traditional methods of tooth replacement only replicate the portion of your tooth that’s visible in your smile. Dental implants, on the other hand, replace the tooth’s root beneath the gumline. After a few months, the post fuses to your jawbone, essentially becoming a part of you. As a result, it will feel like one of the pearly whites you were born with. Once your implant is topped with a custom restoration, it will look like a natural part of your smile!

Enjoy All Your Favorite Foods Again

close up person eating a red apple

Ill-fitting dentures can slide around when you’re eating and make it more difficult to chew hearty foods. While conventional dentures only restore 20 percent of your original biting function, an implant-supported denture can renew 70 percent or more of your chewing force. You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods as well as a healthy diet of crunchy vegetables and chewy meats.

Care for Your New Smile Easily

diagram of dental implant, abutment, and crown

Once your implant restorations have been placed, simply brush them the same way you would brush your natural teeth. Flossing around your restoration may be slightly more complicated, but we can walk you through the steps required to keep your new smile healthy and clean. In many cases, an air or water flosser can greatly help.

Stay Looking Young

When the roots of missing teeth are not replaced with implants, your jawbone begins to shrink in those areas. Because of this, your facial muscles lose some of their support and start prematurely wrinkling and sagging, making you appear older than you are. With dental implants, though, you can maintain a youthful appearance for years to come.

Maintain a Healthy Smile for Decades

Other solutions to tooth loss, like bridges and dentures, need to be replaced every few years, which means you’ll spend quite a bit of time in the dental chair. Dental implants, on the other hand, are designed to last 30 years or even longer. Some patients are even able to maintain their implants for the rest of their lives. As long as you take proper care of your new teeth, you can look forward to having a healthy smile for several decades.