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Dr. Bowyer specializes in providing dental implants to patients in the Vancouver, WA area. Dental implants are metal posts or screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone, beneath the gums. Once these posts are in place, Dr. Bowyer can fabricate a new tooth and mount it on the implant. Dental implants consist of three parts: the implant itself, the abutment (which screws onto the implant), and the crown (which covers the abutment).
Dental implants are a good solution for missing teeth since they are permanent and can be placed in a single tooth space, leaving adjacent teeth unaffected. Dental implants also work well as anchors for more extensive tooth replacement systems like dentures or bridges. A denture or bridge mounted to an implant won’t shift within your mouth, helping you chew and speak without trouble. Dentures and bridges anchored to an implant feel more natural than ones fit without implants.
To be a good candidate for dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and a healthy jawbone to support the implants. Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are also essential to maintaining dental implants in the long term.
Contact Dr. Bowyer today to see if dental implants are right for you. Call our office at (360) 253-2640 or use the form below to schedule your appointment.