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Dental Implants

Revive Your Smile with Dental Implants in Mount Vernon, WA

Implant dentistry in Mount Vernon, Washington, is a highly intricate field of dentistry that requires extensive education and training, both of which Dr. Blake J. Perry of Perry Family Dentistry has many years since starting his exciting career. In his earlier years, Dr. Perry completed an internship with Ickert Dental Implant Training, and he has been placing dental implants for patients for over 20 years after being taught by the best implant dentists in the industry.

With the most advanced dental technology available today and a highly trained dental team of the best assistants and hygienists in the area, the staff at Perry Family Dentistry can assure you your dental implants will last forever if they are well cared for. Once those implants are stable and secure in your mouth, you must give them the time and attention you need to provide beautiful natural teeth because dental implants are the closest to natural teeth you’ll find. Please read on to learn more about the type of implants offered at Perry Family Dentistry.

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What Are Dental Implants?

In simplest terms, dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that can replace one missing tooth, a few missing teeth, a whole top or bottom arch, or a whole mouth of missing teeth. Implant dentistry is fascinating work that changes lives because it gives you your confidence back and allow you to live your life to the fullest. Are you ready for a life-changing dental solution? Look no further than implant dentistry with Dr. Blake Perry in Mount Vernon, WA.

How about no more hiding your mouth with your hand, putting off job interviews, or avoiding social functions due to missing teeth? Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or have suffered tooth loss due to poor oral hygiene or gum disease, you need not suffer any longer. We offer a number of different implants, so we are sure to provide an option perfect for your specific dental situation.

Types of Dental Implants

Our Mount Vernon, WA dentist offers:

  • All-On-X
  • All-On-4
  • Implant dentures
  • Single dental implants
  • Implant bridges
  • All-On-X
  • All-On-4
  • Implant dentures
  • Single dental implants
  • Implant bridges

All-On-X or All-On-4

Due to the fact that implant dentistry involves surgical procedures to place the implants into your jaw, we don’t want to overwhelm you with too many details here. Instead, we will provide a cursory explanation of each type of implant and allow Dr. Perry and his team to explain further in person should you be a good candidate for implant dentistry.

The dental implant placement procedure consists of replacing the missing or damaged tooth with an implant made of either titanium or ceramic. The missing tooth crown is then replaced with a crown using an abutment, which connects the dental crown with the screw. The All-On-X allow patients to replace multiple missing or damaged teeth at the same time.

Using computer-guided surgery to determine the best locations for implants, Dr. Perry inserts them into the jawbone. A temporary denture is usually inserted so you can smile and eat normally while the natural bone heals and grows around the implants, just like it would around a natural tooth. This process is known medically as “osseointegration,” which usually takes a few months. Then, a full-arch denture is fitted and permanently secured to the implants.

Next, a dental bridge is anchored by four implants that can be placed in the top or bottom teeth, positioning the implants within the jawbone simultaneously.
With All-On-4, only four posts are needed to replace multiple missing teeth. The implant fuses to the bone and becomes part of your existing jawbone.

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Anxiety-Free Dental Care: A Patient’s Testimonial

Implant Dentures or Implant-Supported Dentures

If you have several missing teeth, Dr. Perry may recommend implant-supported dentures. Unlike conventional dentures that rest on top of your gums, implant-supported dentures are anchored to your jawbone so they won’t slip. Many of our patients appreciate being able to eat, talk, and smile with confidence.

An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that replaces several teeth at once. We may recommend implant-supported dentures if you’ve lost most of your teeth. Your overdenture will need at least two dental implants for support. Attachments are placed underneath the denture that connects the implants. When placed in your mouth, the implant-supported denture fits onto the dental implants, keeping the implants stable and secure. You’ll be able to enjoy more foods with implant-supported dentures than you would with conventional dentures.

Middle-aged man with a confident smile after dental implant surgery
Middle-aged man with a confident smile after dental implant surgery

Single Dental Implants

A single dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a single dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of other teeth. Because a single dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved because dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

A single dental implant can be more beautiful and easier to maintain than a dental bridge because gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed.

Implant Bridge or Implant-Supported Bridge

People with multiple teeth missing might want to consider getting an implant bridge to preserve the jawbone and restore your smile. Implant bridges make eating much easier, so they’re a top choice for those who are good candidates for this type of implant dentistry.

An implant bridge uses dental implants placed in your jawbone as a base. The restorations are the visible portion on the top and replace the teeth and can preserve the nearby teeth and jawbone. Also, the implant bridge can maintain the shape of your smile. With this type of implant dentistry, a removable bridge attaches to the nearby teeth and is removed when it’s time for cleaning. However, an implant bridge attaches to the implants in the jawbone, offering a permanent solution that looks, functions and feels just like natural teeth.

We understand this is a great deal of information to take in without a face-to-face explanation from Dr. Perry, so please consider scheduling a consultation to learn more about the various tooth replacement options available here at Perry Family Dentistry.

Benefits of Dental Implants

You’ll get your teeth, your smile, and your life back with dental implants. Also, dental implants:

  • Are the perfect choice to replace one or multiple teeth
  • Provide a natural-looking smile
  • Are long-lasting
  • Allow you to enjoy all the foods you love
  • Protect your remaining teeth
  • Help to maintain healthy gums
  • Keep your jawbone healthy
  • Are the perfect choice to replace one or multiple teeth
  • Provide a natural-looking smile
  • Are long-lasting
  • Allow you to enjoy all the foods you love
  • Protect your remaining teeth
  • Help to maintain healthy gums
  • Keep your jawbone healthy

Learn More About Implant Dentistry at Perry Family Dentistry

Please call Dr. Perry at (360) 424-3133 to schedule an appointment, or you may fill out our online contact form. One of our team members will reach out soon to answer any questions you may have or assist with scheduling. You need not suffer from the embarrassment of tooth loss any longer, and dental implants may be the best option to restore the form, function, and aesthetics of your teeth and gums.

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