Access Dental

Dental Implants

Family & General Dentistry located in Olympia, WA
Dental Implants

Dental Implants services offered in Olympia, WA

If you want to restore the beauty and function of your smile with state-of-the-art technology, then dental implants are for you. The team at Access Dental uses high-quality dental implants to replace missing teeth, providing you with a rejuvenated smile that looks and feels so natural it will make you forget you were ever missing teeth in the first place. Schedule an appointment by calling the office in Olympia, Washington, or requesting an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q&A

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are small posts made from biocompatible titanium or ceramic and replace your missing teeth by functioning as artificial tooth roots. They are embedded into your jaw during a surgical procedure.

Since your implants are biocompatible, they can fuse with your jaw's bone tissue. After they’ve linked together, the team can fit them with a beautiful restoration, like a bridge, crown, or dentures.

The team at Access Dental fits your implant with restoration, and it becomes functionally identical to a natural tooth. It improves both the appearance and the proper functioning of your mouth.

Why should I replace missing teeth with dental implants?

Your mouth functions best when all its parts work together in harmony. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants benefits your smile in many ways, like:

  • Improving your chewing ability
  • Keeping the rest of your teeth in alignment
  • Evenly distributing the force in your bite
  • Improving your ability to speak properly
  • Maintaining the shape of your face

Replacing missing teeth enhances your appearance and self-esteem by giving you a full and healthy-looking smile.

What makes dental implants popular?

Other tooth-replacement technology, like dentures or bridges, does an exquisite job of filling in the empty spaces in your smile and giving you a full set of functional teeth. But neither dentures nor bridges can mimic your tooth’s natural structure entirely as dental implants do.

Since dental implants provide you with an artificial tooth root that biologically fuses to the bone tissue in your jaw, they have a few particular advantages for your smile and oral health.

Unlike bridges, you don’t have to reduce neighboring teeth to replace your tooth. This allows you to keep more of the natural structures of your smile intact and is better for your oral health.

Dental implants also provide your jaw bone with healthy stimulation. When your bone tissue isn’t properly stimulated, the bone can deteriorate (resorption).

Resorption can happen when patients have been wearing dentures for an extended period of time because dentures don’t stimulate their jaw bone. Instead, dentures sit on top of their gums. Implants, on the other hand, are connected to bone tissue and help to stave off bone loss.

Schedule your dental implant consultation with Access Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.