Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth, bridges or dentures can be easily treated in ONE day with a dental implant solution. Implant supported solutions for multiple teeth vary from “single-unit” implants and crowns for each tooth space, to “all-on” porcelain bridges that are permanently fixed and secured by 2 or more implants.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts placed in the jawbone.
How do dental implants work?
Implants create a replacement for your missing tooth’s root. This provides a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support a periodontal implant, more of your own teeth are left intact. Dental implants also allow easier access between teeth, making daily brushing and flossing effortless.
The benefits of dental implants include:
- Improved Function and Ability to Chew
- Improved Speech
- Improved Oral Health
- Improved Appearance
Types of Implant Treatment:
Replacing a Single Tooth-If you are missing a single tooth, you will need one single implant and a crown to replace it. Your dental implant will substitute both the natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth-If you are missing several teeth, there are multiple treatment options. You may need multiple implants or an implant supported bridge. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of their roots.
Replacing All of Your Teeth-If you need to replace all of your teeth, Pacific Northwest Periodontics is now offering a new, state of the art treatment for tooth replacement. Visit our Teeth-in-a-Day page to see learn more about this excited technology.