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Implants

Emerald City Dentistry

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Des Moines, WA

If you’re missing teeth, dental implants offer a technologically advanced restorative solution that can improve both the health of your mouth and the appearance of your smile. Amritpal Mattu, BDS, DDS, provides high-quality implants at Emerald City Dentistry in Des Moines, Washington. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking a visit with the online tool.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement innovation that can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth missing from your smile. They’re small posts inserted in your jawbone where they function as artificial tooth roots, providing support to a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

What are dental implants made from?

Dental implants are made from titanium, which can withstand the high pressure of your bite and replicate the structure of your natural tooth root.

Titanium is also advantageous for dental implants because it’s biocompatible, so your body doesn’t register it as a foreign substance. Because of this, your implant fuses with your bone tissue as you heal from your procedure, making for a strong and sturdy foundation. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Replacing your teeth with dental implants has many benefits, including:

  • Improved speech
  • Easier time chewing your food
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Keeping your teeth in alignment
  • Evenly distributing the force in your bite

As a newer technology, dental implants also have several advantages over more traditional tooth-replacement solutions, like dentures and bridges.

Unlike a bridge, your surrounding teeth don’t need to be altered to get dental implants since they connect directly to your jawbone. And unlike dentures and bridges, the direct connection to your jawbone means that your bone tissue will receive healthy stimulation, effectively preventing bone loss in your jaw. 

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

Your dentist installs your implants during a minor surgery. It is nothing to worry about. Rest assured, it’s a simple and straightforward procedure for which your dentist anesthetizes you, so you won’t feel a thing. 

Most people are surprised with how easy the surgery is and say that it's even easier than having a tooth removed.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants don’t require any special care because they effectively mimic the structure of your natural teeth. 

All you have to do to maintain your implants is brush and floss regularly and see the team at Emerald City Dentistry for regular cleanings and checkups. By following these simple care instructions, your implants will last many years to come.

Schedule a dental implants consultation with Emerald City Dentistry today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.