Dental Implants Specialist

Kavitha Gowda, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Perfect Smiles Dentistry

Kavitha Gowda, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Everett, WA

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Perfect Smiles Dentistry team of dentists and licensed denturists create dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Everett, Washington, Kavitha Gowda, DDS, and the experienced team at Perfect Smiles Dentistry can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place. Once your mouth has fully recovered, your dentist will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay solidly attached to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

On top of looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • They are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • They are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Men or women wanting a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work may be exceptional dental implant candidates. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with your dentist to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call Perfect Smiles Dentistry or schedule an appointment online.

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