Poulsbo Dental Implant Solutions - Wesley L Hanson DDS
Wesley L Hanson, DDS, MSD has a passion for restoring the health of his patient’s smiles. When patients have missing teeth, Dr. Hanson has options for helping them reconstruct their smile. At the Poulsbo Periodontics & Implant Center, Dr. Hanson provides dental implants to the people of Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, and the surrounding communities.
Placing Dental Implants
The first step to receiving dental implants is to surgically place the implant post. This post serves as an artificial tooth root for the rest of the implant, granting the prosthesis the support and durability a natural tooth would have. The successful placement of the dental implant post is crucial to the success of the implant, and our Poulsbo periodontist is able to provide these implants effectively and safely.
Once Dr. Hanson has placed the implants into the jaw, a healing process called osseointegration occurs. The implant post is made of titanium, and what makes this metal unique is that it fuses with bone cells. During the healing period after the placement, the implant posts eventually fully integrate into the bone, enabling you to receive the rest of your dental implant.
Adding the Restoration to the Implant
While the dental implant post serves as the root of your new tooth, the dental implant restoration is the visible portion of the tooth within the smile. These restorations are often made of dental porcelain, a material which closely matches the appearance and strength of natural teeth; the use of porcelain allows dental implants to aesthetically restore the smile while retaining their significant functionality. Once the implant post has fully integrated into the jaw and is secure enough to support the rest of the implant, Our Poulsbo periodontist can let your primary dentist add the implant restoration and the connective abutment to the titanium root.
Dental implant restorations come in a variety of shapes and sizes to best meet the teeth restoration needs of the patient, each of which your general dentist can supply. For multiple missing teeth, a fixed porcelain bridge can be added to two or more dental implants. If a sizable portion of the smile requires restoration, even as much as a full arch of teeth, an implant-supported full or partial denture can be fabricated to rest atop multiple implants.
Call Us for Dental Implant Procedures
Poulsbo Periodontics & Implant Center provides dental implant placement and restoration for patients in Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, and the surrounding communities. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call our practice today!