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Benefits of Implants at Midtown Dental

Dental implants can be placed in just two appointments.

Implants can last a lifetime and they require no special care beyond brushing, flossing and six-month checkups.

We offer sedation at Midtown Dental to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

Feel confident again when you speak, eat, and smile.

Dental Implants In Kennewick & Richland

Before dental implants, patients with missing teeth had no permanent replacement options. Now, dental implants prevent common issues that occur as a result of tooth loss, such as bone resorption and shifting teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, call today to discuss dental implants with an expert and learn more about how we can help.

Single-Tooth Dental Implants

If you are missing just one tooth, single-tooth implants can restore the form and function of your smile. During treatment, a single implant is placed into your gums and jaw, and once the site is healed, the implant is used to support a false tooth (typically a dental crown). The implant functions as an artificial “root” and the crown replaces your missing tooth, restoring your smile permanently.

Full-Arch Dental Implants

Full-arch dental implants are recommended for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. The treatment uses a minimal amount of dental implants to replace your upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. After the implants are placed, an implant-supported denture or a permanent, fixed dental bridge is attached to restore your smile. For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, full-arch dental implants are a great alternative to traditional dentures because they offer even more stability and permanence.

The Implant Placement Process

At the beginning of your placement appointment, you will be numbed and sedated to ensure maximum comfort and a pain-free treatment. Next, one or more small openings will be made in your gum and jaw tissue. Then, your implant(s) will be placed in the proper position, and the area will be cleaned and sutured shut. Over a healing period of about 3-6 months, you implant will bond with the surrounding tissue until it becomes strong enough to support a restoration.

The Implant Healing Process

The initial healing process from a dental implant takes only about a week. However, your implant must go through the process of “osseointegration” to become permanently bonded with the surrounding gum and jaw tissue. This can take up to 3-6 months. Once your implant has completely integrated with the surrounding tissue, your restoration can be placed.

The Implant Restoration Process

While your dental implant heals, our doctors will begin building your implant restoration (a full implant-supported denture or an abutment and crown). Depending on your situation, you may be given a temporary restoration as your implant heals. Once your mouth has healed completely and your implant is strong enough to support a restoration, you’ll come back in for your final appointment. One of our dentists will permanently attach your restoration to the implant using special dental cement, and your smile will be fully restored!

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants depends on many factors, including how many teeth you will be replacing, the state of your oral health, and a number of other factors. While they are typically more costly up front than other restorative treatments, dental implants are usually more cost-effective in the long-term because they can last a lifetime. For an accurate cost estimate, come in for an implant consultation in Kennewick or Richland.

Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth and your gums are healthy, you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. However, if your jaw has weakened due to bone resorption or gum disease, you may need additional treatments before an implant can be placed. See if you’re a good candidate by scheduling an appointment at one of our offices.

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