Heiden Family Dental
Justin Heiden, DDS
Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Sunnyside, WA
Is a missing tooth affecting the integrity and appearance of your smile? With dental implants, you can fill the gap with an artificial tooth that functions and looks just like your other teeth. To request a consultation about implants, contact Heiden Family Dental in Sunnyside, Washington. Justin Heiden, DDS, can help you achieve your perfect smile and preserve the health of your teeth and gums. Call or book an appointment online to get started today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is part of the structure that helps to replace a missing tooth. The implant itself is a small, titanium shaft that Dr. Heiden secures into your gum tissue and bone. As bone grows around the implant, it secures the implant in place so Dr. Heiden can then attach an artificial tooth.
Dental implants allow you to have artificial teeth that look and function just like your real teeth. Implants don’t compromise your ability to chew or speak normally.
How does a dental implant procedure work?
Before a dental implant procedure, you meet with Dr. Heiden for a comprehensive oral exam and to discuss your treatment goals.
The implant process usually takes two appointments. At your first appointment, he surgically places the implant into the bone of the missing tooth cavity.
Over the course of several weeks, the implant roots into your gum line and fuses with the surrounding bone and tissue. Meanwhile, your artificial tooth is made.
At your next appointment, Dr. Heiden attaches the replacement tooth onto the top of the dental implant shaft. If you need an implant crown, it can be made right in the office on the same day as your appointment.
Heiden Family Dental also offers mini implants, which are smaller than traditional implants and are used to stabilize dentures in the bottom teeth. Dr. Heiden can place these implants in one appointment, and they’re about half the cost of standard dental implants.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
With dental implants, you have a permanent solution to a missing tooth. An implant, unlike a bridge, doesn’t put stress on the surrounding teeth. Other benefits of implants include:
- Durability: can last several years — even a lifetime — if you take proper care of your teeth
- Support: offers structural support for your jaw and teeth; prevents neighboring teeth from shifting into the empty space of a missing tooth
- Safety: predictable and reliable procedure
A dental implant can help you achieve the perfect smile and prevent further dental complications down the road.
If you want a personalized consultation about dental implants at Heiden Family Dental today, call or schedule an appointment online.