For patients missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer a permanent solution with many benefits. They are completely customizable, and can be made to match your tooth shape, color and size, giving you a full smile that can literally last a lifetime. 

How Implants Work

Dental implants begin with your dentist placing a small metal post, which looks like a threaded screw, beneath the gums and into your jawbone. As the body heals, bone fuses to the implant structure, creating a permanent anchor for your new crown. When the replacement is attached, it becomes a stable fixture in your mouth and is cared for just in the same manner you use for your natural teeth. Whether you are missing one, several or a whole row of teeth, implants can be a viable solution. 

The Benefits

Tooth loss leads to bone loss, with density diminishing greatly during the first year. The roots of your natural tooth extend down into your jawbone. When you chew, these facial bones are stimulated, which prompts them to remain strong and healthy. Implants are very effective way to prevent bone loss, as they also attach to the jawbone and give the necessary stimulation. Because they look and feel like your own teeth, they are convenient and help preserve the natural structure of your face. Other benefits include:

  • Prevent natural teeth from shifting
  • Easy to care for with traditional oral care
  • Long-lasting with predictable results
  • Less chance of gum recession

Implants are a reliable, beautiful and strong solution for missing teeth and offer many benefits for the health and lifestyle of the patient.

Call Today For an Appointment

Call our office today to learn more about implants or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Kennewick, WA, Dr. Andrew Mohlman. We are here to ensure that you receive top-quality care for all your dental needs.