When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the first-rate option. Experienced dental surgeon Rehan Syed Bashar, DDS, specializes in dental implants at his practice, Sunrise Dental of North Bend in North Bend, Washington. Dr. Bashar creates an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs. Call the office or request an appointment online to schedule your free dental implant consultation.
Dental implants are a comfortable, attractive, and long-term solution for people who have lost a tooth due to injury or decay. Before the invention of dental implants, the only options for replacing missing teeth were bridges or dentures.
Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants involve a surgical procedure that permanently fuses the implant to your jawbone. After you heal, Dr. Bashar places a dental crown over the implant post.
When the process is complete, you have a strong artificial tooth that looks and feels like the real thing.
Dental implants may be right for you if you have one or more missing teeth. Other factors that Dr. Bashar considers when evaluating you for dental implants include your overall health and the condition of your oral tissues, and whether your jawbone is finished growing.
Aside from comfort and aesthetic appeal, dental implants offer many advantages over bridges and dentures.
An implant is the only tooth replacement option that preserves your natural jawbone. When you lose a tooth, the underlying bone wastes away over time. Dental implants actually help to stimulate bone growth, which keeps your smile healthy.
Additionally, because implants are securely rooted to your jaw, they don’t slip or move as dentures tend to. As a result, you can speak normally and continue to eat your favorite foods without worry.
Getting dental implants is a process that requires multiple visits to Sunrise Dental of North Bend over a few months. Dr. Bashar may take digital X-rays of your mouth or use advanced 3D dental imaging to help him create an individualized treatment plan.
Dental implant surgery involves placing titanium posts into the jawbone beneath your gums. Then, there’s a period of healing that usually takes a few months. As your bone heals, the post fuses securely.
Then, you return to Sunrise Dental of North Bend so Dr. Bashar can place a dental crown on the implant post. When you leave the office, your smile is as good as new.
To learn how you can restore your smile with dental implants, call Sunrise Dental of North Bend or book an appointment online today.