Choosing right implant dentist in Seattle area is critical. When searching for implant dentists near me may not direct you to right implant dentist. Dr. Buttar has completed advanced training in implants, bone graft, soft tissue management around implants and restoration of implants. He has been placing and restoring implants for many years. He is highly skilled dentist in the field of dental implants. He is one of the most successful implant dentists in Tukwila, WA and surrounding cities like Seattle, Renton, Kent, SeaTac and Burien.
Missing tooth requires replacement of function and to prevent shifting of adjacent teeth or super eruption of opposing tooth. It compromises your oral health and esthetic. Your chewing balance gets compromised. Implant is most widely recommended in modern dentistry. He has association with other implant dentists in Seattle where they discuss their cases to provide best treatment.
Most common dental implant treatment is
- Replacement of missing one tooth with single implant supported crown.
- Replacement of thee teeth in row with implant supported bridge
- Replacement of multiple teeth with multiple single implant supported crowns or multiple implant supported bridges
- Edentulous patient or missing all teeth can benefit from implant supported denture.
What is dental implant?
Implant is titanium piece that is placed in the jaw bone. It fuses to the bone and works like a root of the tooth. Once implant fuses to the bone, an abutment and crown is placed for normal function like your natural tooth. It is alternative to bridges and dentures.
Procedure for placing dental implants:
This procedure is very easy and it is completed under local anesthesia. Osteotomy is done for the size of the implant and implant is placed in the bone under sterile environment There is very minimum pain. Some patients don’t even take pain medication.
Who is candidate for implants?
Patients that have one or more missing teeth as well as edentulous patients are good candidates. If patient is missing one tooth, we can place one implant and a crown over it. That functions like your own tooth. If someone is missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants and a bridge over the implant and replace three missing teeth. If someone has denture and denture is moving, we can place two to four implant and the implants can hold denture. Their chewing ability increases dramatically. They can also have multiple bridges or single implants with crowns.
What is the cost of a dental implant?
Initially, implants are slightly costly than bridge, but they are long term cost effective because bridges can fail and require replacement. Patient can also lose the tooth that is holding bridge. Hence bridge can cost more in the long run.
Implant prevents bone from resorbing. Implant supported tooth functions and look like your own tooth. There is almost no chance of failure if it is taken care of properly.