As much as you try your best to take care of your smile, from routinely visiting the dentist to practicing healthy dental habits at home like flossing—unfortunately, you may end up losing a tooth or multiple teeth, either due to a dental emergency or simply as a part of the aging process.
When you lose a tooth, you may find it more difficult to eat and speak normally. However, thanks to advancements in dentistry, patients in Shoreline, WA are able to restore missing teeth that look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth would.
Some of the restorative options available today for tooth replacement include removable bridges and dentures, which may be held in place by adhesives or thin metal wiring, but patients in Shoreline, WA may prefer a more permanent solution: dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to replace the root portion of missing teeth; they are surgically attached to the jawbone, serving as a stable foundation for an artificial tooth, such as a crown, to be placed to complete the restoration. Other restorative options such as a bridge or denture may also be affixed to the dental implant to restore multiple missing teeth.
Because dental implants are permanently attached to the jawbone, there’s no need for temporary adhesives. Maintaining your dental health is easier because the implants allow you to care for your oral health normally. Best of all, dental implants often don’t require replacement; with the right care, they can last a lifetime.
Wondering if dental implants are the right restorative option for you? Interested in dental implants in Shoreline, WA or nearby? Get in touch with Genting Smiles today to schedule your appointment for tooth implants. We look forward to restoring your smile!
Inspired by his cousins (both pediatric dentists in Eastern, WA) and others, Dr. Gentling chose to pursue a career in dentistry, leading him to graduate with honors from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).