Dental Implant Restoration in Shoreline
Missing teeth can make everyday life a struggle – from enjoying your favorite foods, to dealing with removable dental appliances. At the dental office of Dr. Steven Stanley, we help patients get personalized care for replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Shoreline, WA.
The Benefits of Replacing Teeth with Implants
When it comes to getting the strongest restorations for missing or extracted teeth, dental implants provide the results that patients are looking for. Unlike bonded or removable dental appliances, a dental implant is placed into the bone of your jaw, effectively replacing the whole tooth above and below the gum line, and actually integrates with bone to act like a real tooth root.
Implants greatly improve oral function and can last a lifetime with proper care. As implants are made to feel and act like your own teeth, caring for them is simple and easy and typically includes normal brushing and flossing. Compare this to care and upkeep for bridges and dentures, which involves adhesive and special tools to clean between the prosthetic and your gums.
Implant Placement and Restoration in Shoreline
Our Shoreline dentist, Dr. Stanley, works closely with a local oral surgeon to ensure that you receive comprehensive care for your dental implant procedure. While we welcome patients into our office for initial treatment planning and determining the best locations for implant placement, the surgical process for placing dental implants is completed with our trusted and recommended dental specialists. Depending on how many implants you require, there is typically minimal downtime for recovery; many implant patients are able to return to work the same day.
Once implants are placed and have healed, the process for implant restoration includes creating and attaching your new tooth. Dr. Stanley offers both single and multiple tooth replacement utilizing dental crowns and bridges and works with a local dental lab for fabrication of your new implant-supported tooth or teeth. Once complete, you’ll return to our office to have your new crown permanently placed to restore your smile.
Dr. Stanley performs a final check to make sure that the shade and color of your restoration matches surrounding teeth; you’ll leave our office with a beautiful and natural-looking new smile.
Repair for Cracked Implant Crowns
While dental implants are sturdy and can withstand regular biting and chewing force, it’s possible to break an implant crown through accident or injury, just like a real tooth. If your dental implant crown has become cracked or chipped as a result of trauma, Dr. Stanley can provide you with a new crown to ensure that your implant looks and functions as it should.
Most implant crowns we offer are new restorations made of porcelain over metal. For patients who are hard on their teeth, the metal sub-structure of these dental crowns is strong and can provide long-lasting treatment. Our goal is to make sure that you get the restorations you need to prevent further damage to teeth and achieve your dental goals.
Ask us about Dental Implants Services – Contact Dr. Stanley
If you have missing teeth, and are interested in dental implants to repair your smile, contact our Shoreline, WA implant dentist for your consultation.