Restoring a Smile with Dental Implants

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What are dental implants?
For a patient who is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Mark Andrews may recommend dental implants in Kirkland, Washington. A dental implant is a restoration that replaces both the missing tooth and its root. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post, which fuses with the jawbone, and a dental restoration, like a dental crown or bridge.

What can dental implants do for you and your smile?
– Improve your appearance and self-esteem
– Improve your speech
– Allow you to eat properly
– Improve your comfort
– Improve your oral health
– Provide a durable and long-lasting replacement for a lost tooth

Can anyone get dental implants?
To have dental implants placed, you should have healthy gums and enough jawbone structure to support the implant. In addition, you must be committed to proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. There are other things to consider, like whether or not you are a smoker. Talk to our dentist to see if dental implants are right for you.

How do I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants do not require any special care. Along with your natural teeth, brush your implants twice a day and floss them once a day. Brush them twice a day and floss them once a day, along with your natural teeth. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Be sure to visit our office at least twice a year for your professional teeth cleaning.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment. Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful, fully-functional smile!