Smile Forever Dental
General Dentistry located in Tacoma, WA
A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Phong Dang, DDS, at Smile Forever Dental creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Tacoma, Washington, the experienced team at Smile Forever Dental can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. Smile Forever Dental takes a comprehensive cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) X-ray for a 3D image of the tooth, jawbone, and other teeth for proper placement. A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, Dr. Dang will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.
These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay firmly fastened to your jaw.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Beyond looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:
- Can last a lifetime with good care
- Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
- Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
- Preserve your healthy jawbone
- Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
- Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
- Don’t slip out of your mouth
- Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
- Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
- Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair
Who are candidates for dental implants?
Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.
You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're fed up with uncomfortable dentures, or it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with Dr. Dang. Implant treatment might be right for you.
Schedule your consultation online or call Smile Forever Dental today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.