Losing a tooth due to decay or injury has a dramatic impact on your lifestyle and self-confidence. If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them; simple actions like speaking and eating can be a challenge, and a missing tooth can even change your facial contours.
Is a Dental Implant Right for You?
If you’re concerned about your appearance and frustrated by the inconvenience of living with missing teeth, dental implants may be the answer you’re looking for.
Chehalis dentist, Dr. Andrew Cole, offers several tooth replacement options, and the type that is most popular with our patients are stable, durable dental implants.
Dental implants are a whole tooth replacement option that mimics natural tooth structure. An implant improves your appearance, and since it replaces the tooth root, it is also a healthy, long-term solution to tooth loss.
What Is a Dental Implant?
An implant has two main parts. Dr. Cole places a small titanium post in your jaw that’s left to heal and integrates with bone and tissue to become a permanent part of your dental anatomy. The functional, visible part of the implant is a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture that completes your smile.
When we finish the implant process, you’ll be able to smile with confidence because no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth!
The Healthy Solution for Missing Teeth
Your teeth are designed to work together efficiently. When you lose a tooth, stress is placed on your remaining teeth when you eat and chew. This excess force over time can lead to chipped, cracked or broken teeth.
Missing teeth also cause alignment problems. With nothing to hold them in place, teeth next to the space will gradually move out of place, shifting their alignment. Tooth misalignment can lead to decay and gum disease because it’s harder to keep teeth clean when they are not aligned properly.
For your convenience and continuity of care, Dr. Cole handles the entire implant process from start to finish here at our Chehalis dental office. He places your implant and then creates the final restoration that becomes the visible part of your new tooth.
Experience You Can Trust
Having a dental implant placed is a big decision. You want to trust your care to a dentist who knows you and understands your needs. Dr. Cole devotes many hours every year to increase his knowledge and stay current with the latest developments in dentistry. You can feel confident knowing that you will receive exceptional care throughout the whole process.
Dental implants have changed the lives of millions of people. We know you have lots of questions about the process, and we’re here to help you get the information you need. If you’d like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange a time that’s convenient for you.