Restore Your Smile’s Function and Beauty
Having missing teeth can drastically change your lifestyle. Missing teeth can make you feel like you can’t smile with confidence, speak with clarity, or eat your favorite dish with ease. If you’re struggling with tooth loss and are looking for a solution in the Everett, WA area, we have the solution for you.
At Just Smile Dental, Dr. Webley offers durable dental implants to give you the confidence to smile again! Discover to learn more about dental implants and see if this restorative solution is right for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium anchors surgically placed into your jawbone to support natural-looking porcelain crowns. This restorative solution is actually made up of three parts:
- Implant Fixture — A small titanium post that mimics the shape of your original root
- Implant Abutment — This piece connects the dental implant to the porcelain crown
- Implant Restoration — This component can be a custom-designed crown, bridge, or complete denture to blend in with your smile.
Types of Dental Implants
Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants are made of titanium anchors to mimic your original root. Dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dentistry due to their ability to fuse with your jawbone to create a strong, sturdy foundation through the osseointegration process. This allows your implant to bring stimulation to the jaw to prevent jawbone deterioration and teeth misalignment.
Zirconia Dental Implants
Zirconia dental implants are similar to traditional implants, they’re strong, sturdy, and integrate with the jawbone, but don’t utilize any metal. Zirconia is a type of ceramic material with biocompatibility and aesthetic advantages. Furthermore, they’re hypoallergenic, this is a great alternative for patients who are sensitive to metals. Additionally, zirconia implants are bioinert, meaning they’ll never trigger chemical reactions that can migrate to other sites of your body or corrode.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4, also known as “Teeth In A Day,” is a technique in which our dentists can rebuild your smile on just four implants. Prior to this technique, you would need about 14 separate implants to restore just one jaw. This unique procedure has made rebuilding your smile more time-efficient & financially more affordable.
This procedure can be done on the upper or lower jaw. At Just Smile Dental, we’ve taken this technique further and aim to place six implants instead of four. Furthermore, we don’t charge extra for the additional implants. We believe in providing our patients with the best possible outcome. Check out these amazing cases we recently completed.
Dental Implant Process
During your free consultation with Dr. Webley, he’ll perform a thorough examination, take X-rays and impressions of your mouth with our 3D imaging, review your medical history, and ask about your smile goals. You can ask any questions and concerns you may have.
If Dr. Webley deems dental implants are an ideal solution for you, he’ll use digital planning to craft your personalized treatment plan that fits your individual needs. Your plan will be a 3D printed guide in-house that consists of 3D planning and digital planning. This guide allows us to have a better understanding of your unique needs when planning and performing your implant placement.
Before the procedure, Dr. Webley will thoroughly clean your mouth before using a local anesthetic to numb the surgical site. We also offer sedation dentistry to make your visit stress-free.
We utilize state-of-the-art 3D computer-guided implant surgery to place dental implants in the perfect position in your mouth. This reduces post-surgical complications and allows us to restore your smile sooner.
From there, we’ll use our air polishing unit, air-flow handy, a tool that allows us to gently remove a greater amount of stain and biofilm from teeth. This also can be safely used to clean those hard-to-reach surfaces on implants and teeth with pockets.
If you’ve been told you don’t qualify for dental implants due to jawbone deterioration, we provide supplemental procedures to help increase your implant candidacy. The supplemental procedures involve using a certain type of bone tissue to regenerate your bone loss, it can be from cadaver bone or your own bone tissue. Instead of a donor’s bone, Dr. Webley can use your autogenous tissue to replace the lost bone. We offer three types of augmentation:
Autogenous Bone Grafting
Autogenous bone grafting allows us to use the patient’s own bone and graft it in the deteriorated/missing bone area. Dr. Webley will make a small incision to take a small piece of healthy bone to graft in the missing area. This method is possible because bone tissue has the ability to regenerate quickly in an area provided to grow.
Dentin grafting is a great alternative to bone grafting. Dr. Webley will use your extracted tooth and turn it into an autogenous bone graft. The tooth is then ground up and disinfected before placing it in the jaw to replace the bone loss area.
Sinus Lift Augmentation
If you have had upper back tooth loss for months or years, the sinus likely enlarged and became an airlift space. Because the implants need to be surrounded by solid bone, Dr. Webley offers sinus lift augmentation. This surgical procedure can restore the sinus to its original size and replace the lost bone due to the enlarged sinus.
Frequently Asked Questions
When patients choose dental implants to restore their missing teeth, they can enjoy a variety of benefits, including:
- Natural-looking teeth
- Easy to care for
- Prevent surrounding teeth from shifting into an empty space
- Permanent fixture
- Rebuilds your self-confidence
All-On-4 is the gold standard and can be expensive. At Just Smile Dental, we understand everyone has a different budget. Dr. Webley offers a technique where we can attach your existing denture to implants. Implant-retained dentures are an affordable option to help smile again with confidence.
Dental implants can help stabilize your denture without the need for goopy denture adhesives. Depending on your budget we can place two, four, or six implants to hold your denture in place. We can even build you a brand new custom-fit denture. Your denture will “snap” onto the implants and is very stable.
Most insurance companies should be able to cover a portion of your dental implant procedure. Our insurance specialists do their best to maximize your plan benefits. We also recommend speaking to your insurance provider beforehand to learn more about your coverage plan. If you have any questions about your insurance policy, call our office at (425) 341-1111.
Find Your Restoration Solutions With Our Everett Dentist
Replacing one or more missing teeth can help you restore your smile to its optimal health, function, and appearance once again. To learn if you qualify for dental implants, call our Everett office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Webley. You can also request an appointment and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.
We proudly offer services to patients in Everett, WA areas and the surrounding areas of Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, and Silver Firs, WA. We look forward to helping you restore and protect your smile!