Whole replacement teeth secured to titanium roots.
Dental implants are placed in our Seattle dental office, and we provide start to finish dental implant treatment in one convenient location. Dr. Timmerman has extensive training and experience with dental implants therapy, allowing him to provide comprehensive services to his patients. Unlike most dentists who send their patients away for the actual surgical dental implants process, Dr. Timmerman performs the entire treatment right here in our office. His advanced training techniques and our access to state-of-the-art equipment allow us to both place the implants as well as restore them.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement teeth placed on artificial dental roots. Each root is comprised of titanium, which encourages new bone formation and added stability. Titanium is used in surgical procedures like joint replacement, because of its extreme bio-compatibility with the human body. Dr. Timmerman places the implant root into the area of the highest bone quality, which produces extremely predictable results for his patients.
The design of implants allows dentists like Dr. Timmerman to replace entire teeth, or even all of the teeth in the mouth, with something that is the next best thing to a natural tooth. In fact, implant roots are even stronger than real teeth!
Benefits of Choosing Implants Over other Tooth Replacements
Choosing to have dental implants for your tooth replacement needs is the most natural type of treatment you can receive from a dentist.
By design, implants are able to:
- Preserve bone integrity
- Promote a fuller facial profile
- Offer permanent replacement of missing teeth
- Prevent alteration of adjacent, healthy teeth & replace as many teeth as needed
“Dental Implants are the perfect solution to tooth loss and a great way to get rid of your dentures. Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. With our state of the art technology, your smile will be better than ever.”
Types of Restorations
Implants can be used to replace one, or all of a patient’s teeth. From single dental crowns to dental bridges, or even a full mouth denture, implants provide the security and stability of brand new teeth. They’re the most natural treatment option you’ll ever find! Single implants can support crowns, or 2 implants can support either end of a permanent fixed bridge. If implant retained dentures are your goal, only 2-4 implant roots can provide the security and stability that you expect from an entire mouth of teeth – implants are that strong!
The Treatment Process
Most dental offices require patients to see 3rd party providers during their implant therapy. Dr. Lance Timmerman is a trained implant dentist, so all of your treatment is completed here in our Seattle office. The treatment is typically broken up into various stages, involving placement of the implant, recovery, and delivery of the fixed prosthesis.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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