Types of Dental Implants in Vancouver, WA
Depending on what the patient needs or wants, there are several different dental implants Island Family Dental can install and the amount if time it takes for each procedure. Some patients only have issues with one tooth, while others have multiple teeth. No matter what the patient decides, we make sure the patient is as comfortable as possible and, in come cases, complete the procedure in one day.
For a single tooth, we can remove the tooth and install the implant in the same day. In some cases, the implant can be installed after the failed natural tooth is removed and a temporary tooth can be secured to the implant. The permanent tooth can be secured at a later time, but both will look, feel, and act like the natural tooth. The implant is maintained very much like a natural tooth, and can even help keep adjoining teeth in place.
The implant is preferred method over installing a fixed bridge. In many cases, a fixed bridge may require filing or cutting down healthy teeth in the vicinity and may need to be replaced two or three times in the future. Tooth decay, gum disease, and wear and tear are prevalent concerns as well, leading to early failure.
For multiple teeth, or even all teeth, consider a fixed dental implant instead of removable dentures. Removable dentures need to be taken out every night and, while oral adhesive can be very strong, there is always a danger of movement while eating or conversing. The removable dentures need increased maintenance and may need to be replaced every five to seven years.
Very similar to the individual dental implants, the fixed dentures can only be removed by the dentist, ensuring a solid bound that won’t wear down over time. This is healthier for the oral bones and gum tissues and are easier to maintain. The fixed dentures look, work, and feel natural, allowing you to chew all of your favorite foods.
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Are you in need of a tooth, or multiple teeth, replacement? If you have additional questions regarding dental implants, please feel free to use the form to your right to submit a question. If you would like to schedule a dental implant appointment with Dr. Newkirk, please call the Island Family Dental office at (360) 718-8861.