The combination of art and science in replacing missing teeth has come a long way in the past few decades.

Instead of clunky dentures or unstable bridges, dental implants are the preferred option for tooth replacement. Implants are the sturdiest form of tooth replacement and provide a natural look and feel for patients.

Our board-certified dentists with EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, provide state-of-the-art dental implants for tooth replacement, ensuring that you benefit from the latest advancements in dental technology and care.

Why implants are so durable

Different forms of implants have been around for centuries. Some ancient civilizations used ivory and gold wire implants to replace a missing tooth. Modern dental implants provide a solution that feels, functions, and looks like natural teeth.

Why are implants so sturdy? Let’s look into how modern technology makes them so resilient and reliable.

The material: titanium

Dental implants are made from strong metals like titanium or its alloys. These types of metals provide a strong base for your new tooth. Plus, they have the unique ability to bond with the jawbone, ensuring a secure fit that’s even more robust than natural tooth roots.

The jawbone is an anchor

Unlike dentures, implants are embedded directly into your jawbone. They have a solid anchor that holds them in place for life. This in-jaw placement is versatile: suitable for single-tooth replacements with crowns, or even supporting multiple replacement teeth, such as bridges.

Biocompatibility and osseointegration

Titanium is compatible with the tissue in your mouth. It’s a bioinert material, meaning that your body won’t reject it.

In addition, the metal in your dental implant undergoes a process called osseointegration in which the metal fuses to your jawbone. Simply stated, it’s going to remain in place. It won’t slip or become loose as sometimes happens with dentures.

Preserves bone

It’s important to replace a missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible. An empty space where a tooth used to be causes bone loss, jeopardizing the stability of adjacent teeth, which can cause bite problems.

Dental implants counteract this threat to stability by stimulating bone renewal, ensuring both the replacement tooth and neighboring teeth remain securely positioned.

No tooth decay

Your titanium implant and the crown that goes with it won’t suffer any decay. However, maintaining good oral hygiene is still paramount to prevent gum disease and ensure the longevity of the implant.

Implants provide confidence and comfort

For many years, dentures were the common solution to missing teeth. However, they often become loose and slip out of place, causing embarrassment and discomfort.

Dental implants allow individuals to chew, speak, and smile confidently. They seamlessly blend with your teeth, offering a natural look and feel. They provide patients with lasting satisfaction and functionality, and their durability is unmatched by any other form of tooth replacement.

If you need dental implants, call EZ Dental Clinic or request an appointment through our online portal today.

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