If you are missing one or more of your permanent teeth, Dr. Kerry Olszewski may recommend dental implants in Mill Creek, Washington. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the top of the dental implant post. Your dental implant will look and function like your natural teeth.
To place a dental implant, our dentist will first surgically place the dental implant post into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As your jawbone heals, it will grow around the dental implant post, which anchors it in place and makes it a permanent part of your smile. The healing process is about six to twelve weeks. An abutment, which is a small connector post, is attached to the top of the dental implant post. Impressions are then made of your teeth so that the dental restoration can be constructed. When it is ready, your dental restoration is attached to the abutment.
We welcome you to contact Mill Creek General Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.