Millions of Americans have dental implants--the modern tooth replacements which reside right in the jaw bone. At Zbaraschuk Dental Care in Sequim, WA, your dentist, Dr. E. Richard Zbaraschuk uses dental implants to complete smiles successfully and beautifully. Should you consider these artificial teeth?
Dental implants are like real teeth
How is that so? Well, a single dental implant is a titanium metal screw. In his Sequim office, your dentist places this screw into your jaw where your natural tooth root once was. Through osseointegration, the implant bonds with the bone, and over the ensuing weeks, you develop a strong, supportive artificial tooth root.
Dental implants improve your bone structure
When your dentist restores your single implant with a post and porcelain crown, your new tooth bites, chews, looks, and feels like the real thing. The more you use it, the more your bone structure and gum tissue improve, countering the hard and soft tissue deterioration which results from tooth loss. Conventional tooth replacements do not provide the pressure or exercise needed to maintain your gums and jaw bone, according to Dear Doctor.
Dental implants last
These prosthetics rarely fail. Healthline reports a success and retention rate of 90 to 95 percent with good oral hygiene habits and a tobacco-free lifestyle. Healthline elaborates that smoking increases failure rates to 80 percent. So, if you're thinking about getting dental implants, think about quitting the habit, too.
Dental implants are simple to care for
Whether you have one or several implants (to support dentures or bridgework), you must care for them consistently. But, don't worry. It's easy to do. Brush twice a day, and floss daily to remove collected food residues. See Dr. Zbaraschuk for a check-up and professional cleaning twice a year. Lastly, avoid the stresses of bruxism. Repeated teeth clenching can loosen dental implants.
Contact us for a personal consultation with your dentist
When patients from the Sequim, WA, area visit Zbaraschuk Dental Care, they enjoy the best in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments. If you're considering dental implants, please contact our office team to arrange your consultation. Your dentist will answer all your questions, helping you make the right decision for your smile. Phone us at (360) 683-3626.