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Dental Implant Surgery
At Implant & Periodontal Associates NW in Richland, we believe that patient education is key to a successful experience. The following information is designed to help you better understand the dental implant surgery, one of our specialties. If you have any question or concerns about dental implant surgery, be sure to voice them during your consultation appointment.
What is a Dental Implant?A dental implant is a small screw, usually made of titanium, which mimics the root component of a tooth. The screw will be embedded into your jawbone during minor surgery.
Am I a Dental Implant Candidate?Nearly 98% of all dental implants are successful, but before you can get dental implants, we must ensure you are a suitable candidate. Most people in good oral and overall health will qualify for treatment. If you suffer from heart disease, pulmonary disease, and other systemic illnesses, you may not qualify for implants. These diseases weaken the immune system and increase your risk for implant failure. Patients who smoke or use tobacco products are also at risk for implant failure.
The Dental Implant Surgery Process
The Types of Dental Implant Restorations
Dental Implant Restoration MaterialsMost restorations will be fabricated using porcelain or zirconia. These ceramic compounds best mimic the appearance of natural enamel. After they are polished, they even possess the same light-reflective properties.
Caring for Your Dental ImplantsA dental implant can be cleaned and maintained with regular brushing and flossing. Unlike other restorations, you will not have to worry about special cleaning techniques or tools. Most implants will last for several decades. With the proper care, you may even find your implant lasts a lifetime!
Schedule Your Dental Implant ConsultationIf you are interested in dental implant treatment, call 509-940-0025 to schedule your consultation now.