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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implant Placement and Restoration

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If you are new to the area or simply looking for a new dentist, you probably have a number of questions about the services we offer and what to expect when you come to our office. Some of our most frequently asked questions are listed below. If you do not see your question listed here, give us a call and we will be happy to help!

Dental Implant Placement and Restoration

Picture of Mouth | Phinney Ridge Dental Great-fitting dentures can be a challenge for patients of every age, but this can be especially problematic as patients get older and lose some of their bone structure.

Concerns with ill-fitting dentures

Dentures that move when you speak, eat, or laugh can be embarrassing and make eating difficult. You may find that your diet is limited to softer foods and some of your favorite foods – and the healthiest foods – are impossible for you to eat. Having a limited diet lowers your quality of life and puts your health at risk.

Dentures that move create sore spots. By stabilizing your denture, we can make eating and speaking more comfortable for you.

At Phinney Ridge Dental, we offer implant-retained dentures to hold your denture in place. By placing several dental implants, we can create a denture (or sometimes convert an existing denture), allowing it to lock into place.

Dental implants also have the added benefit of bone retention. Because dental implants and your bone naturally fuse together, they can reduce or eliminate bone loss due to tooth loss. Your bone provides facial structure and a foundation for your bite. Without teeth, dentures, or sufficient bone, your face may take on a sunken, aged appearance.

To learn more about great-fitting dentures, contact our Seattle dental office to schedule an exam!

If you have missing teeth, you may feel emotionally uneasy—afraid to laugh, hiding your smile. At Phinney Ridge Dental, our Seattle dentist is both compassionate and solution-oriented. This is why he offers dental implants, which are considered the best tooth-replacement option on the planet.

While missing teeth can put your emotional health at risk, this issue plays a role in your long-term oral health as well.

When teeth are missing, existing teeth shift and move. This leads to bite misalignment, erosion, and increases your risks for future dental problems, including tooth loss. Dental implants eliminate these risks.

Without tooth roots, your jawbone loses vitality and shrinks away. Eventually, this can cause your teeth to loosen and permanently change your alignment. Dental implants shore up your jawbone and keep it vital.

Dental implants also improve your bite force, which allows you to eat more of your favorite foods, including crunchy vegetables. A balanced diet is not only better for your oral health, but it also contributes to overall wellness.

If you have missing teeth and would like to discuss your options with our top Seattle, WA dentist, give us a call today. Also, if you have questions about dental implants in Seattle, contact a member of our friendly team.  

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