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Dental implants are an effective dentistry procedure designed to replace an entire tooth–roots and all. Many patients overlook implants as a viable option for cosmetic dentistry, as crowns and veneers seem easier. However, dental implants offer many benefits that other cosmetic procedures do not. Here are some reasons to talk to your dentist about dental implants.

Natural Appearance and Feel: Implants are designed to act and look just like your natural teeth. This will help you feel confident again, making it easier to eat, speak, and smile. In fact, implants are so much like natural teeth, you and your dentist may be the only ones who know they are implants!

Complete Restoration of the Tooth: While other cosmetic dental procedures can help very much with various smile restoration needs, an implant does something more: it restores the full function and look of natural teeth, including the root of the tooth. The connection between the implant and the jaw bone will grow stronger over time through a process called osseointegration. This process helps to prevent bone loss.

Long-Lasting Restoration: With proper oral hygiene habits–brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing once a day and keeping your mouth clean through proper eating habits–implants can last a lifetime. This could be even longer than some of your natural teeth!

For more information, call Art of the Smiles in Federal Way, Washington, at 253-839-4048. Dr. Huang and our team look forward to restoring your smile!