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Dental implants are a fantastic way to fill the gaps in your smile caused by missing or damaged teeth. They're reliable, and because they are a permanent addition to your smile, they're the most cost-effective tooth restoration available.
For your convenience, we’ve created this page to educate you about the gold standard of tooth replacement. If you don’t believe us, we’d at least recommend trusting the 500,000 Americans who choose dental implants each year.
Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth-replacement option that provides a stable and attractive addition to your smile. They’ll let you live the way you want—eating, smiling, socializing, kissing, and enjoying every aspect of your daily activities without worrying about your teeth.
At SoundBridge Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy, we craft our dental implants from a biocompatible titanium alloy. It’s important because your jaw will accept the implant and build healthy hard and soft tissue around it. We make the top of our dental implants from beautiful tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain is a durable material and can withstand the same bite forces as natural teeth.
There are many perks of restoring your mouth with dental implants, including:
We can describe the entire dental implant process in three steps.
Before anything else, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bloomquist. This one-on-one time is valuable because she’ll assess your mouth and determine if dental implants are the right choice.
Furthermore, she’ll discuss your previous dental care experiences, lifestyle choices, and anything else that could pertain to dental implant surgery. We do offer dental sedation for patients that are anxious or nervous about the procedure. Your consultation is an excellent time to discuss any fears or worries you have, as well as your smile-desires.
Dental implants are composed of three parts: the fixture, the abutment, and the crown.
Once you’re confident that dental implants are ideal for your smile, Dr. Bloomquist will surgically place the implant fixture on your jawbone. The fixture is made from titanium and acts as the root of your natural tooth, securing the implant on your jawbone. Through the process of osseointegration, your body will create a firm bond between the fixture and your jawbone.
We’ll secure a temporary crown to protect the implant fixture while we manufacture your permanent restoration. This means you’ll leave our office with an attractive, fully-functional, new tooth.
After your body has had time to adjust to the implant, you’ll return to our office. During this time, Dr. Bloomquist will attach the abutment, which conjoins the other pieces of the implant. The abutment rests on the fixture and gives Dr. Bloomquist somewhere to connect your permanent crown.
The crown is the only portion of the implant that anyone will see. We’ll use a shade guide to find the closest color to your natural teeth, so it’ll look fantastic. Once we fasten the crown, your implant will be complete, and you can show off your new smile.
If you think dental implants could be right for you, but you still have questions, we advise you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bloomquist. She’s a proven implant dentist and will answer anything you want to know about implants—how they work, who’s a candidate, how long they last, and more.
Your new smile is waiting. Contact our office at 253-857-4114 to speak with a member of our compassionate team—they’ll point you in the right direction.