Nearly 70% of Americans between the ages of 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth. Moreover, 25% of US adults over the age of 74 do not have any natural teeth remaining. Dental implants are the only option available that help stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. If you need dental implants, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Mueller in Port Orchard, Washington.
Dental implants restore missing teeth by simulating the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Dental implants serve as alternatives to both removable dentures and bridges and replace both single and multiple missing teeth.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that Dr. Mueller surgically positions beneath your gums onto your jawbone. Once in place, Dr. Mueller places replacement teeth onto the posts, and the new teeth blend in with the rest of your mouth.
Dental implants have three parts:
However, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the dental implant.
The dental implant procedure takes four steps to complete:
There are numerous benefits to undergoing the dental implant process, including:
However, it’s important that you maintain your relationship with Dr. Mueller. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants. Clean and care for your gums and mouth the same as with natural teeth.
To improve your smile with dental implants, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Mueller in Port Orchard, Washington.