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Do you have one or more missing teeth? Have you tried dentures or dental bridges and they just aren’t comfortable for you? If so, you might want to consider getting a dental implant to restore your smile. A dental implant is a metal post or frame that is surgically installed in your jawbone just underneath your gums. After that, your dentist can put the replacement teeth on the posts to complete your healthy smile.

How do dental implants work?
As previously mentioned, metal posts or frames are placed into your jawbone. After the healing process, the metal should actually fuse to your bone which can then provide a stable support for the implant. The implants can be used to anchor or secure other restorations like dental bridges or dentures.

How do I know if a dental implant is for me?
In order to get a dental implant, your gums need to be in good health and you need to have adequate bone structure to support the implant. You must also practice good dental hygiene to keep the structure healthy. Having great dental cleaning habits can be critical to the longevity of these dental restorations. The best way to find out if a dental implant is the right fit for you is to schedule a consultation with Drs. Beck and Beck.

If you have more questions about dental implants, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, call Quail Ridge Dental at 509-396-6950. We enjoy helping the people in and around the Kennewick, Washington, area smile once more.